Rape, Racism, and the White Women's Movement
Never before has the media been so friendly to radical feminism.
But then again, never before has radical feminism been so eager to
place itself at the forefront of the "fight against crime,"
wholeheartedly supporting the basic premises and institutions of our
society that underlie all oppression, including that of women. [...]
Groups like Santa Cruz Women Against Rape are complex. They
make good statements about racism in their publications. They reject
prison as a solution to fighting violence against women. They recognize
that rape will end only ". . . with the development of a new system that
provides a context for . . . changes in people's lives." One wonders,
then, how and why they are fighting rape.