[T]he feminist movement… set the stage for a full-blown critique of masculinity by calling for both the elimination of patriarchy and male domination. Most important, it called on males to reclaim their full humanity, to get in touch with their emotions, to speak their feelings, to let themselves love and be loved. Everyone forgets that the real force behind the feminist movement was individual women’s disappointment with men. Even though equal pay for equal work and reproductive rights soon took center stage, the rage that had welled up began in male-female relationships. Women were tired of being treated like sex objects by the individual men they were relating to, whether as friends or lovers. From the movement’s inception, visionary feminist women wholeheartedly believed that it would change the lives of men for the better. And it did.
As long as women are using class or race power to dominate other women, feminist sisterhood cannot be fully realized