Clad in suffragette white, Kamala Harris used her first speech as the United States’ first female vice president-elect to commemorate women’s political achievements.
As many news articles have pointed out, Harris’ truer political forerunners are Black presidential candidates like Shirley Chisholm.
Shirley Chisholm also ran that year, and the two discussed how to avoid competing with each other.
America,” which featured the arch-conservative Phyllis Schlafly and the 1960s-era activism of Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm and Bella Abzug.
Just as U.S. history puts white men at its center, the history of feminism – and of anti-feminism – tends to spotlight white women.