“It was a woman thing, and not at all a revolutionary woman thing. I really wanted to be Huey’s ‘woman,’ in the old sense, the non-revolutionary, get-married, down-and-dirty street sense, even including the barefoot-and-pregnant sense.
“The party’s position about such relationships was being revolutionized. Indeed it was Huey who was promoting a line that the primary relationship between men and women in the party was as comrades. That included love and sex. To define another party member as one’s own - “my” man, “my” woman - was not merely taking a step backward, clinging to a bourgeois socialization. It was taking a step in the wrong direction, to support the most fundamental principle of capitalism, the private possession of property, and worse, to was to liken people to property, chattel.”
- Elaine Brown, A Taste of Power, 259