Essay on Sisterhood
Massive opposition to a demand for women’s equality with men prompted the organization of women to fight collectively for their rights. The birthplace …show more content…
In order to incorporate women successfully into the movement, it was essential to broaden and expand the meaning of sisterhood to that of a common bond between women.
Consolidated by sisterhood, by a common connection of gender, heterogeneous women were expected to develop an allegiance and common purpose. Although the women working within the movement were mostly white and middle class (Tax, 319), the slogan “Sisterhood is Powerful” was directed at all women - married and single, young, middle aged, and old, mothers and daughters, of every race and religion, rich, poor, employed, unemployed, women on welfare, and those with different cultures and sexual orientations (DuPlessis and Snitow, 15). The objective of the slogan was to foster a common identity for the multifaceted group of women who were committed to (or might be committed to) women’s liberation. Empowerment for women