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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Cornelia Spencer Love, January 26, 1975. Interview G-0032. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Women's liberation movement won't change relations between sexes

Cornelia Spencer Love uses an anecdote from her childhood to show that women will always look up to men, women's lib or no women's lib.

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Oral History Interview with Cornelia Spencer Love, January 26, 1975. Interview G-0032. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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CORNELIA SPENCER LOVE:
And the girls looked up to me because I was Spencer Love's sister. (laughter) You know, the little girls. Anybody that knew a boy . . . my dear, the attitude of women toward men and boys and girls is just the same through all the years and this women's lib may improve a lot of things for women, and I hope it does, but you are not going to change the way that women look up to men. They don't want to be superior to them, they want the man to be at least their equal intellectually.