A quote I found in a 1980s article about international feminism, and the relationship western feminists should have to ‘third world’ issues:
As for ideological unity, western feminists must acknowledge that ‘poltical issues’ such as the racism in South Africa and human rights in South Korea are feminist issues and that they must take priority over others such as lesbian rights.
Uh-huh. Because lesbians being raped, beaten, murdered, tortured, imprisoned, forced into heterosexual marriages for survival, excommunicated by family members and communities, forced to live double lives or lives on the margins of society, being made to undergo unwanted sex-change surgery is neither a human rights issue nor a women’s issue nor a feminist issue nor a political issue. Apparently the enlightened lady who wrote the article is still active today as a UN representative on international women’s issues, and is active with quite a few other women’s organisations as well.
I wonder if she has ever apologised for saying this, or changed her position?