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Catharine MacKinnon speaks on the work of Andrea Dworkin

This speech was given by Catharine A. MacKinnon at the Andrea Dworkin Commemorative Conference, April 7, 2006. This original transcript was prepared by secondwaver (blog now defunct). Andrea should have been here for this. She[...]

Julie Bindel speaks on "Myths about Andrea Dworkin"

This speech was given by Julie Bindel at the Andrea Dworkin Commemorative Conference, April 7, 2006. Thank you; I’m really delighted to be here. Michael has stolen some of my thunder, in that he has[...]

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[...]

Separation In Black: A Personal Journey

By Jacqueline Anderson In Lesbian Ethics volume 3 no. 2, Fall 1988 Separatism for me has been both a complex and simple decision. I define myself as a Black Lesbian Separatist because that is an[...]

A Black Separatist

By Anna Lee In For Lesbians Only, edited by Sarah Lucia Hoagland and Julia Penelope, Onlywomen Press, 1988 I often read the words `feminist,’ ‘womon,’ etc. used to designate white only. In this paper, I’ve[...]

Fear

By Vivienne Louise In For Lesbians Only, Onlywoman Press, 1988 Upon commencement of writing a piece on lesbian separatism I was overwhelmed by numerous themes dancing soberly in my head. The all cleansing rage pulsing[...]

Fierce Love: Resisting the Weapons the Culture Has Devised Against the Self

by Starhawk From Truth or Dare: Encounters With Power, Authority, and Mystery (Harper & Row, 1987) Click for PDF There is no mystery waiting for the asking No one can bring in the harvest alone[...]

Feminismo Primero/Feminism First

Feminismo Primero/Feminism First: un ensayo sobre separatismo lesbiano/an essay on lesbian separatism by Katharine Hess, Jean Langford, and Kathy Ross; translated by Helen Weber & Fabiola Rodriguez. © 1981   Click to view Pages Feminismo[...]

Some Reflections on Separatism and Power

by Marilyn Frye In The Politics of Reality: essays in feminist theory (1983, Crossing Press) I have been trying to write something about separatism almost since my first dawning of feminist consciousness, but it has[...]

Introduction to "Magic Mommas, Trembling Sisters, Puritans and Perverts"

by Joanna Russ From Magic Mommas, Trembling Sisters, Puritans and Perverts: Feminist Essays (The Crossing Press, 1985) View as a PDF Introduction LIFE AND THEORY ARE BOTH NOTORIOUSLY SLIPPERY AND, SINCE the author doesn’t live[...]

Magic Mommas, Trembling Sisters, Puritans and Perverts: Feminist Essays

Magic Mommas, Trembling Sisters, Puritans and Perverts: Feminist Essays by Joanna Russ (The Crossing Press, 1985) Title (Click for PDF) Pages Full Book Introduction HTML 9-16 Not For Years But For Decades 17-41 Power and[...]

Power and Helplessness in the Women's Movement

by Joanna Russ From Magic Mommas, Trembling Sisters, Puritans and Perverts: Feminist Essays (The Crossing Press, 1985) View as a PDF A strong woman is a woman in whose head a voice is repeating, i[...]

The Mystery of Lesbians: III

By Julia Penelope From Lesbian Ethics Vol 1. No 3, 1985 The Context of Choice Liberal feminists have made the word choice so attractive, as though all wimmin were capable of acting as autonomous, self-determining[...]

Identity Politics and Sexual Identities

by Elliott bat Tzedek This article is excerpted from a much longer essay analyzing the role of Identity Politics in Feminist and Lesbian communities. I wrote this work as part of my MS in Women’s[...]

Identity Politics and Racism: Some Thoughts and Questions

by Elliott batTzedek Published in Rain and Thunder Issue #5, Winter Solstice 1999 This article is excerpted from a much longer essay analyzing the role of Identity Politics in Feminist and Lesbian communities. I wrote[...]

Identity Politics and Ideology

by Elliott batTzedek This article is excerpted from a much longer essay analyzing the role of Identity Politics in Feminist and Lesbian communities. I wrote this work as part of my MS in Women’s Studies,[...]

The Spread of Consumerism: Good Buy Community

by Lee Evans, from Sinister Wisdom 37 (Spring 1989) Many years ago I lived in a Feminist Collective based upon, among other things, a shared value of resistance to Consumerism. Roughly, our analysis was that[...]
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