The Other Facts of Life

by Pearl Cleage From Deals with the Devil and Other Reasons to Riot (1987, Ballantine) These are the other facts of life. The ones your mother probably didn’t tell you because she didn’t want to[…]

How We Decide

By Terri Fredlund In Sinister Wisdom #48 Winter 1992/93 In order to effectively oppose oppression, we need to know which of our actions are resistance, which serve to strengthen ourselves internally, and which are symptoms[…]

Look On the Bright Side

by Anna Livia In Unleashing Feminism: Critiquing Lesbian Sadomasochism in the Gay Nineties edited by Irene Reti I arrived in California in August 1990 and everyone I knew had just left for the Michigan Womyn’s[…]

Getting the “f” out of us

By Sheila Anne Used by permission of the author. When I was an anti-feminist, I thought I had created myself. I didn’t think I was affected by herstory, culture, language or by anyone else around[…]

In Among the Market Forces?

by Gillian Hanscombe In An Intimate Wilderness: Lesbian Writers on Sexuality Judith Barrington, Ed. (The Eighth Mountain Press, 1991), pp. 216-220. It’s passion, not mere sex, that is the sure foundation of lesbian identity. And[…]