The Sexes: Blacks v. Feminists

"Women's Lib Has No Soul." So proclaims the cover of the latest issue of Encore, the black newsmagazine. Inside, an essay by Psychologist Rose Finkenstaedt condemns the feminist movement as "little more than the hysterical exhibitionism of spoiled children." To blacks, adds Editor-Publisher Ida Lewis, Women's Lib is merely "a playtoy for middle-class white women." At first reading, Encore's broadside sounds too extreme to reflect the outlook of more than a few blacks. But in interviews with TIME correspondents across the nation last week, many black women agreed with the magazine's stand. Although black women are perhaps the most oppressed members...

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