…if one were to develop a feminist history centering Native women, feminist history in this country would start in 1492 with the resistance to patriarchal colonization. The insistence on a first, second, and third wave approach toward understanding feminism therefore keeps white feminism at the center of our analysis and organizing practice.

-Andrea Smith,

Without Bureaucracy, Beyond Inclusion: Re-centering Feminism (2006)

A great read, I’d point out, though, that the feminist movement referred to in this quote started in Hispañola, the fight came to North America in 1607.


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