This essay seeks to define the course of Brazilian black women's struggle within the national feminist movement. It questions the classic feminist perspective founded on a supposedly universal notion of woman that takes Western white women as its paradigm, obscuring the perception of the multiple intra- and inter-gender contradictions brought about by racial issues. Given these contradictions, black women are called upon to establish themselves as a new political entity, bearing a new agenda that derives from a specific identity wherein the variables of gender, race, and class interact, posing new and more complex challenges to our society efforts in attaining equitability of gender and race.

The text of this article is only available as a PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.