Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

Feminist Radio Network: Self Concept & Group Identity

Leadership, Self-concept, & Group Identity

     Four women from working-class backgrounds critique leadership and individualism in second-wave feminism. Karen Kollias, Rita Mae Brown, Dolores Bargowski, and Beverly Fisher discuss the exclusion they experience by middle-class feminists who do not hold the same values of strength and leadership, which are viewed as masculine and therefore threatening. Feelings of guilt and the role of the mother in lower-class homes are also discussed.