My recollection of the putative infamous Stokely comment is "the only
position for women in the movement is prone", and we used to joke, "surely
he meant supine...". At that time of rampant and largely unchallenged
sexism in the movement it was entirely believable that he would have said
that, but of course I had and have no direct evidence one way or the other.
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From: Phil Gasper <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Re: Why did SftP (the organization) die?
Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2007 15:22:49 -0500
At 12:34 PM -0700 7/8/07, Claudia Hemphill Pine wrote:
>These are epitomized by such classic examples as the reported (Stokely
>Carmichael?) comment that the only place for a black woman in the movement
>was 'on her back,'
A friend of mine who is writing a PhD thesis on the civil rights and black
liberation movements tells me that it is a myth that Carmichael ever said
this. My friend says that the comment (not restricted to black women) was
made by defenders of women's rights complaining of the way that women were
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