gender mix of black block

Tom Trouble twbounds at
Sat Apr 22 14:59:17 PDT 2000

From: Doug Henwood <dhenwood at>

>Chuck, anyone... On another list, someone described the black block
>as "heavily redolent of male privilege." What's the gender makeup? My
>impression was that there are plenty of non-privileged females

>From what I saw, the Black Bloc was composed of a large number of women. The
"arrestables" had about a 50/50 male to female ratio. The ethnic makeup was certainly more diverse than the mobilization as a whole. I'm sure Chuck would concur. - Tom

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