Homophobia a Weapon of Sexism, by Suzanne Pharr (1997)

"The battered women’s movement has seen this kind of attack: the pressure has been to provide services only, without analysis of the causes of violence against women and strategies for ending it. To provide only services without political analysis or direct action is to be in an approved “helping”role; to analyze the causes of violence against women is to begin the work toward changing an entire system of power and control. It is when we do the latter that we are threatened with the label of man-hater or lesbian. For my politics, if a women’s social change organization has not been labeled lesbian or communist, it is probably not doing significant work; it is only “making nice.”

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