Evey human being can recognize the truth of her own spiritual being. The individual conscience in the ultimate arbiter.
For if every human being is freely able to use her powers of reasoning to judge truth and goodness, the world can only receive universal assent when it conforms with rational standards.
Therefore all social institutions must be made to conform to general principles of reason. Only then will people freely choose to accept these institutions.
The history of the world is nothing but the development of the idea of freedom.
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We regard our personal experience, and our feelings about that experience, as the basis for an analysis of our common situation. We cannot rely on existing ideologies as they are all products of male supremacist culture. We question every generalization and accept none that are not confirmed by our experience.
Our chief task at present is to develop female class consciousness through sharing experience and publicly exposing the sexist foundation of all our institutions. Consciousness-raising is not “therapy,” which implies the existence of individual solutions and falsely assumes that the male-female relationship is purely personal, but the only method by which we can ensure that our program for liberation is based on the concrete realities of our lives.
The first requirement for raising class consciousness is honesty, in private and in public, with ourselves and other women.