"The culture being what it is the sex roles of men and women are learned and are not completely democratic ones." 
The organizing strategy Hayden advocated for in A Kind of Memo came from “the YWCA's Way of Work," … create a group, talk about a topic personally, create a program to meet the questions and issues raised.” (doc 86A) Hayden's became familiar with this method while working on a human relations project of the YWCA, a position held subsequently by Mary King and Bobby Yancey after she left. From the spring of 1961 to the summer of 1962, Hayden travelled to colleges throughout the south facilitating small interracial "human relations" seminars. As Erica L Whitington notes in “Interracial dialogue and the southern student human relations project” “human relations” functioned as a coded term for the more provocative “race relations” during an era of Jim Crow segregation. Human relations theory posited that "interpersonal contact to alter societal dynamics" (Rebellion in Black and White 84).
“A Kind of Memo” mirrors this strategy. Women's informal conversations, stretching back to Hayden's days in Ann Arbor with other SDS women, through the literacy house in Tugaloo, created informal discussion groups. The women, in sharing their personal struggles, raised questions and identified issues, and now the Memo moved toward trying to develop something more programmatic out of that by "talk[ing] with each other more openly.” and creating a “community for discussion.”
A Kind of Memo then, was less about women’s subordinate role in the movement, and more about how women might help to create change in the movement itself.