I can blackball Bob in this community and I just might.
Here's the comments he leaves at the article as "bobf:"
Regarding the U.S. power elite and the CIA's apparent promotion of certain anti-patriarchal left middle-class feminist groups, in 1975 members of the non-foundation-subsidized radical feminist Redstockings held a press conference to disclose to other U.S. feminists Ms. magazine founder Gloria Steinem’s previous involvement with the CIA. Redstockings noted at this time that “It has been widely recognized that one major CIA strategy is to create or support parallel organizations which provide alternatives to radicalism and yet appear progressive enough to appease dissatisfied elements of the society.”
Redstockings didn't disclose this. They repeated it. Gloria had already gone public that one of the international conferences that she -- and hundreds of others -- went to in Europe was CIA sponsored. Bob knows that. He leaves that detail out -- details. That Gloria disclosed it prior to Red Stockings and that it was from the 50s.
And there is some evidence that a Random House book on the feminist revolution which was to have contained a chapter on Steinem’s past CIA links also had “restricted” material pulled at Steinem’s request. As Current Biography Yearbook 1988 noted, "a Village Voice columnist, writing in the May 21, 1979 issue, darkly hinted that she [Steinem] might have prevailed upon Random House to delete a chapter entitled `Gloria Steinem and the CIA’ from The Feminist Revolution, a collection of essays by writers affiliated with the Redstockings.” And as Nancy Borman observed in the July 1979 issue of the Lower East Side-based Overthrow Magazine:
“Publication of Feminist Revolution was delayed nearly three years…and when the book was finally released…the chapter on Gloria Steinem and the CIA had been deleted in its entirety…Six weeks after Feminist Revolution was finally published five members of the Redstockings held a press conference to argue that their book would be better described as `censored.’…The near-total blackout on the Steinem/Random House censorship story is reminiscent of the level of enthusiasm Redstockings encountered when they first tried to get coverage for the story of Steinem and the CIA.”
Is Bob Feldman STUPID or LYING again?
Borman's article ran in The Village Voice. I guess it's better to pretend that it was only in some rag you never heard of. But it ran in The Village Voice when it had an audience -- and ran in May of 1979.
The chapter was cut because it was seen as a libel. Even Borman's article makes that clear.
Other politically radical women anti-war activists have attempted in the past to alert a new generation of feminists to the Ms. magazine founder’s past CIA links. Australian anti-war writer-activist Joan Coxsedge’s 1982 book, Rooted In Secrecy: The Clandestine Element In Australian Politics, for instance, contained a section titled “Sisterhood and the CIA,” in which she made the following observation:
“It goes without saying that because of the growing participation and influence of women in the political arena, certain radical sections of the women’s movement are under scrutiny by secret agencies, including the CIA…The CIA attacks in a variety of ways. One method is to defuse the movement by infiltration and diverting its aim into safe reformist channels. Another method is to set up rival conservative organizations…The CIA involved itself in the international women’s movement as early as 1962. At that time, it contributed thousands of dollars a year to the Committee of Correspondence, a New York-based group consisting of 18 American women and 12 associates…The Committee was in contact with at least 5,500 women in 120 countries…The Committee made a big point in its literature that it was `non-government and independent.’ It held conferences in conjunction with the United Nations and was in a prime position to locate and collect information on women leaders around the world…An example of the watering-down of radical demands was provided by the 1975 disclosure of Gloria Steinem’s role in the Women’s Liberation Movement…Feminists have accused Ms. of substituting itself for the genuine movement, blocking knowledge of authentic activists and ideas.”
No, that doesn't mean a damn thing. It means Joan Coxedge was able to repeat what Bob Feldman repeats today.
And in her 1983 book, The Future Of Women, former University of Chicago Professor of Sociology Marlene Dixon wrote:
“Bourgeois feminism…fights only to gain…equality with men under the rule of capital…Bourgeois women can become controllers of bank and finance capital, petty bourgeois women can become their vice presidential lieutenants. For 10 years this has been the obsession of the bourgeois feminist movement, under the hegemony of such CIA types as Gloria Steinem…And yet during those same years…the conditions of life of all women have been under increasing attack.”
Marlene Dixon was a cult leader (click here for a book on that at Google books). All Bob Feldman did was repeat (over and over): "Gloria Steinem is CIA!"
His entire proof is based on her own self-disclosure. Made before Red Stockings 'discovered' it. Red Stockings and Gloria went opposite directions and then Red Stockings felt they were the real one (and maybe they were) so they began attacking Gloria and then seized on the one conference she attended decades prior in college (that she'd already disclosed) to insist "She's CIA!"
And thing is, Marlene Dixon wouldn't approve of the way Bob Feldman's using her to argue against the rights of women. Bob Feldman is a cheesy ass mother f**ker.
And he can kiss my Black ass.
I love these elderly Honky men who think they can scream "CIA" to deny equality.
Repeating, KISS MY BLACK ASS>
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