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Whose Past Are We Reclaiming? by Julia Penelope, from her book Call Me Lesbian: Lesbian Lives, Lesbian Theory (available copies: Amazon, 20, from $0.71; Half.com, 18, from $0.75)

The Lesbian New-Rotics: Bogus or Breakthrough? by Julia Penelope, from her book Call Me Lesbian: Lesbian Lives, Lesbian Theory (available copies: Amazon, 20, from $0.71; Half.com, 18, from $0.75)

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Feminist Critiques of Medicine and Therapy
Feminism, Fat and Appearance
Radical Feminist Sexuality and Relationships
Separatism, or, Lesbianism as Resistance
Feminist Resistance
Feminism and Whiteness
Feminism and Class
Feminism and Language
Feminism, Strategy and Struggle
Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
Feminists on (Lesbian) Sadomasochism
Feminists on the Transgender Movement
Reviews
Andrea Dworkin Commemorative Conference

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Feminist Critiques of Medicine and Therapy

Sickness Unto Death: Medicine as Mythic, Necrophilic, and Iatrogenic by Denise Donnell Connors. From Advances in Nursing Science.

Therapy and How it Undermines the Practice of Radical Feminism by Celia Kitzinger. From Radically Speaking: Feminism Reclaimed. An excellent examination of the original meaning of the feminist slogan "The personal is political" and an analysis of the way that understanding has been warped by therapy.

Real lives or imaginary wounds? by Foxx (nee Jeanette) Silveira. A review of Changing Our Minds (Kitzinger & Perkins, New York, 1993), from Women's Review of Books.

Therapism and the Taming of the Lesbian Community by Joan Ward, from Sinister Wisdom.

Women, Health, and the Politics of Fat by Amy Winter, from Rain and Thunder, Autumn Equinox 2003.

The Lesbian Revolution and the 50 Minute Hour: A Working-Class Look at Therapy and the Movement by Caryatis Cardea from Lesbian Ethics Vol 1 No 3. A fascinating analysis of the links between therapy and class and resulting behavior standards in feminist and Lesbian community.

Introduction from I'm Dysfunctional, You're Dysfunctional: The Recovery Movement and Other Self-Help Fashions by Wendy Kaminer (Addison-Wesley, 1992).



Feminism, Fat and Appearance

The Goddess Is Fat, from Shadow On a Tightrope: Writings by Women on Fat Oppression (eds Schoenfelder, Weiser; Spinsters/Aunt Lute, 1983).

Fat Politics by Laurie Ann Lepoff. From Shadow on a Tightrope: Writings by Women on Fat Oppression (Spinsters/Aunt Lute, 1983).

The Fat Illusion by Vivian F. Mayer. From Shadow on a Tightrope: Writings by Women on Fat Oppression (Spinsters/Aunt Lute, 1983).

A transcript of Sheila Jeffreys speaking on beauty practices and woman-hating at the Andrea Dworkin Commemorative Conference, April 7, 2006, in the UK.

But What About Your Health? A chapter from Marilyn Wann's flabulous book Fat?So!. Follow the link to her site for the book, the 'zine, and the discussion forums.

Feminism and the Politics of Appearance by Amy Winter, from off our backs November-December 2004.

What My Hair Has Taught Me by Amy Winter.

One Sister's Love of Beauty by Vanessa May, from Skin Deep: Women Writing on Color, Culture, and Identity edited by Elena Featherston.

A fact sheet from the Council On Size and Weight Discrimination summarizing the reputable research on weight loss dieting (i.e., that not paid for by the diet industry).



Radical Feminist Sexuality & Relationships

Whose Past Are We Reclaiming? by Julia Penelope, from her book Call Me Lesbian: Lesbian Lives, Lesbian Theory (Crossing Press, 1992).

The Wilderness of Intimacy: Control and Connection by Kay Leigh Hagan, from Fugitive Information: Essays From a Feminist Hothead.

In Among the Market Forces? by Gillian Hanscombe, from An Intimate Wilderness: Lesbian Writers on Sexuality.

A Vision of Lesbian Sexuality The print version of a talk by Jan Raymond.

Hot Hypothalami by Pinko Lesbo from Rain and Thunder (Summer Solstice 2000). You're not just born that way! How to change your sexual practice to reflect your feminist values.

Interindependence: A New Concept in Relationships by Dianne Post, from Lesbian Ethics Vol 4 No 1 (Spring 1990). WARNING: SOME POTENTIALLY TRIGGERING CONTENT IN INTRODUCTION.

Identity Politics and Sexual Identity by Elliott batTzedek, from off our backs.

Lesbians in Heterosexual Patterns by Antiga. From Rain and Thunder Spring Equinox 2000.

What's Up with Lesbian Marriage: Romanticism, Lesbian Love, and Radical Possibilities by Tamara Gorin. From Rain and Thunder Summer Solstice 2002.

Obstacles to Female Friendship by Janice Raymond, from her book A Passion for Friends: Toward a Philosophy of Female Affection.

Independence from the Sexual Revolution by Dana Densmore. From Radical Feminism. Written in 1971, and still frighteningly relevant. We haven't come a long way, baby.

Please see also these articles at other sites:

A Radical Dyke Experiment for the Next Century: 5 Things to Work for Instead of Same-Sex Marriage, Betsy Brown in off our backs, January 2000 V.30; N.1 p. 24


Separatism, or, Lesbianism As Resistance

Introduction, from Lesbianism and the Women's Movement.

Taking the Bullshit by the Horns by Barbara Solomon, from Lesbianism and the Women's Movement.

Lesbians in Revolt by Charlotte Bunch, from Lesbianism and the Women's Movement.

Coming Out Queer and Brown by Naomi Littlebear Morena, from For Lesbians Only: A Separatist Anthology.

Fear by Vivienne Louise, from For Lesbians Only: A Separatist Anthology (1983).

A Black Separatist by Anna Lee, from For Lesbians Only, edited by Sarah Lucia Hoagland and Julia Penelope (Onlywomen Press, 1988).

Making Separatist Connections: 'The Issue is Woman Identification' by Margaret Sloan-Hunter, from For Lesbians Only, edited by Sarah Lucia Hoagland and Julia Penelope (Onlywomen Press, 1988).

Relating to Dyke Separatists: Hints for the Non-Separatist Lesbian by Marty/SEPS (1983).

From Battle Fatigue by Revolutionary Lesbians

The Woman Identified Woman by Radicalesbians. From Radical Feminism.

Three articles from Lesbian Ethics Vol. 3, No. 2, Fall 1988, on lesbian separatism, Blackness, whiteness, men, women, and racism:
Separation in Black: A Personal Journey by Jacqueline Anderson;
For the Love of Separatism by Anna Lee;
Genuine Desire by Vivienne Louise.

The Mystery of Lesbians: III by Julia Penelope, from Lesbian Ethics Volume 1, No. 3, 1985. An impassioned, personal piece about feminism, Separatism, and Lesbian community.

The Tired Old Question of Male Children by Anna Lee, from Lesbian Ethics Vol 1 No 2 (1985).

Rearing Nice Sons Can't Change the World by Sonia Johnson, from her book Wildfire: Igniting the She/Volution. FYI: She has three sons.

Some Reflections on Separatism and Power by Marilyn Frye, from her book The Politics of Reality: essays in feminist theory (Crossing Press, 1983).

Lesbian Feminism and the Gay Rights Movement: Another View of Male Supremacy, Another Separatism by Marilyn Frye, The Politics of Reality: essays in feminist theory (Crossing Press, 1983).

Separatism Is Not a Luxury: Some Thoughts on Separatism and Class by C. Maria. From Lesbian Ethics Vol 4 No 1 (Spring 1990).

The Verb of Gender & Other Three-Dollar Bills by Alix Dobkin, from Chicago OUTLINES Nov 11, 1998.

Deconstruct This! by Alix Dobkin, from Chicago OUTLINES Oct 21, 1998.

Queer & Present Danger by Alix Dobkin, from Girlfriends, August 1999.

Lesbian Space: Wimmin Born Wimmin/Man Made Wimmin--Whose Space Is It? by Jacqueline Anderson, from Lesbian Ethics Volume 5 No 2 Winter 1995.

Our bodies are the flags by Elana Dykewomon, from Sinister Wisdom 49, The Lesbian Body, Spring/Summer 1993, pp. 4-9.

Women-Only Spaces: An Alternative To Patriarchy, Jennie Ruby

Exploring the Value of Women-Only Space, Kya Ogyn



Feminist Resistance

Getting Angry by Susi Kaplow, from Radical Feminism.

The Spread of Consumerism: Good Buy Community by Lee Evans, from Sinister Wisdom 37, Spring 1989.

Independence from the Sexual Revolution by Dana Densmore. From Radical Feminism. Written in 1971, and still frighteningly relevant. We haven't come a long way, baby.

Editor's Introduction to Volume 1, Number 1 of Lesbian Ethics by Foxx (nee Jeanette) Silveira.

How We Decide by Terri Fredlund, from Sinister Wisdom #48.

From Mass Murder in Montreal by Andrea Dworkin.

Empathy and Antiracist Feminist Coalitional Politics by Maggie Caygill and Pavitra Sundar. From Rain and Thunder Summer Solstice 2004.

Internalizing the Lesbian of Color Body by Jamie Lee Evans, from Sinister Wisdom 49, The Lesbian Body, Spring/Summer 1993, pp. 10-13.

Please see also these articles at other sites:

Sex and Feminism: Who Is Being Silenced? Adriene Sere in SaidIt, 2001



Feminism and Whiteness

Identity Politics and Race: Some Thoughts and Questions by Elliott batTzedek, from Rain and Thunder Issue #5, Winter Solstice 1999.

White Woman Feminist by Marilyn Frye, from Willful Virgin: essays in feminism (Crossing Press, 1992).

On Being White: Thinking Toward a Feminist Understanding of Race and Race Supremacy by Marilyn Frye, from The Politics of Reality: essays in feminist theory (Crossing Press, 1983).

Anthropology by Chrystos, from the "Dyke Humor" issue of Lesbian Ethics (Vol 3 No 3 Summer 1989).

From Practice to Theory, or What is a White Woman Anyway? by Catharine A. MacKinnon. From the excellent anthology Radically Speaking: Feminism Reclaimed. This article is a must-read, a direct challenge to those who would assert that there's no such thing as a woman.

Please see also these articles at other sites:

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh
Detour-Spotting for White Anti-Racists by jona olsson (pdf)



Feminism and Class

No Mercenary Warrior by Bridget Collins, from Lesbian Ethics, Vol 4 No 2, Spring 1991.

Who Wants a Piece of the Pie? by Marilyn Frye, from her book Willful Virgin: Essays in Feminism.

Revolution Begins At Home by Coletta Reid and Charlotte Bunch, from Class & Feminism,a collection of essays by the Furies (Diana Press, 1974).

Separatism Is Not a Luxury: Some Thoughts on Separatism and Class by C. Maria. From Lesbian Ethics Vol 4 No 1 (Spring 1990).

The Lesbian Revolution and the 50 Minute Hour: A Working-Class Look at Therapy and the Movement by Caryatis Cardea from Lesbian Ethics Vol 1 No 3. A fascinating analysis of the links between therapy and class and resulting behavior standards in feminist and Lesbian community.



Feminism and Language

The Lesbian New-Rotics: Bogus or Breakthrough? by Julia Penelope, from her book Call Me Lesbian: Lesbian Lives, Lesbian Theory (Crossing Press, 1992).

Heteropatriarchal Semantics and Lesbian Identity: The Ways A Lesbian Can Be by Julia Penelope, from her book Call Me Lesbian: Lesbian Lives, Lesbian Theory (Crossing Press, 1992).

Getting the "f" out of us by Sheila Anne. From Rain and Thunder, Winter Solstice 2006.



Feminism, Strategy and Struggle

Power and Helplessness in the Women's Movement from Magic Mommas, Trembling Sisters, Puritans & Perverts, by Joanna Russ (Crossing Press, 1985).

Identity Politics and Ideology by Elliott batTzedek, from off our backs.

The Tyranny of Structurelessness by Joreen Freeman. From Radical Feminism.

Introduction to Magic Mommas, Trembling Sisters, Puritans & Perverts, by Joanna Russ (Crossing Press, 1985).

The Lesbian Revolution and the 50 Minute Hour: A Working-Class Look at Therapy and the Movement by Caryatis Cardea from Lesbian Ethics Vol 1 No 3. A fascinating analysis of the links between therapy and class and resulting behavior standards in feminist and Lesbian community.

Please see also these articles at other sites:

Academic Feminists and the Women's Movement by Ann Leffler, Dair L. Gillespie and Elinor Lerner Ratner (1973).


Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

A transcript of Finn Mackay speaking on "Prostitution and Andrea Dworkin's relevance to young feminists" at the Andrea Dworkin Commemorative Conference, April 7, 2006, in the UK.

Women, Lesbians, and Prostitution: A Workingclass Dyke Speaks Out Against Buying Women for Sex by Toby Summer. From Lesbian Culture: An Anthology edited by Julia Penelope and Susan Wolfe.

The Other Facts of Life by Pearl Cleage, from Deals with the Devil and Other Reasons to Riot (Ballantine, 1987).

Please see also these articles at other sites:

Ten Reasons for Not Legalizing Prostitution, Jan Raymond
The Legalisation of Prostitution : A failed social experiment, Sheila Jeffreys
Consuming Passions: Some Thoughts on History, Sex and Free Enterprise by De Clarke (From Unleashing Feminism).
The Whole Truth Must Be Told: Sylviane's testimony on her experience of prostitution
'It's like you sign a contract to be raped' (on prostitution in Nevada) by Julie Bindel, The Guardian, 09/07/2007



Feminists on (Lesbian) Sadomasochism

Sadomasochism and the Liberal Tradition by Hilde Hein, from Against Sadomasochism (Frog in the Well Press, 1982).

Sadomasochism: Not About Condemnation ~ An Interview with Audre Lorde by Susan Leigh Star, from A Burst of Light: Essays by Audre Lorde (1988, Firebrand Books).

Sadomasochism and the Social Construction of Desire by Karen Rian, from the excellent anthology Against Sadomasochism: A Radical Feminist Analysis.

Consensual Sadomasochism: Charting the Issues by Claudia Card, from her book Lesbian Choices (1995, Columbia University Press).

Look on the Bright Side by Anna Livia. From Unleashing Feminism edited by Irene Reti.


Please see also these articles at other sites:

Sex, Lies, and Feminism, Charlotte Croson, off our backs, June 2001
How Orgasm Politics Has Hijacked the Women’s Movement, Sheila Jeffreys
Consuming Passions: Some Thoughts on History, Sex and Free Enterprise by De Clarke (From Unleashing Feminism).




Feminists on the Transgender Movement

Radical Feminism and the Transgendered by Jane Doe (May 15, 2006).

FTM Transsexualism and Grief by Sheila Jeffreys. From Rain and Thunder Summer Solstice 2002.

Lesbian Space: Wimmin Born Wimmin/Man Made Wimmin--Whose Space Is It? by Jacqueline Anderson, from Lesbian Ethics Volume 5 No 2 Winter 1995.

Please see also these articles at other sites:

Sex, Lies, and Feminism, Charlotte Croson, off our backs, June 2001

Teena Brandon:  The Unmaking of a Lesbian, Carolyn Gage

My Trans Mission by Julie Bindel in The Guardian, August 1, 2007




Reviews

Review by Amy Winter of The Fat Girl's Guide to Life by Wendy Shanker; from off our backs, November-December 2004.

A review of Carolyn Gage's play Ugly Ducklings by Amy Winter, from off our backs, Jan/Feb 2004.

A review by Kya Ogyn of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich.

A review by Amy Winter of Women, Race and Class by Angela Y. Davis.

Bowling for Columbine: An Open Letter to Michael Moore by Amy Winter.




Andrea Dworkin Commemorative Conference

A transcript of Catharine MacKinnon speaking at the Andrea Dworkin Commemorative Conference, April 7, 2006, in the UK.

A transcript of Julie Bindel speaking on "Myths About Andrea Dworkin" at the Andrea Dworkin Commemorative Conference, April 7, 2006, in the UK.

A transcript of Sheila Jeffreys speaking on beauty practices and woman-hating at the Andrea Dworkin Commemorative Conference, April 7, 2006, in the UK.

A transcript of Finn Mackay speaking on "Prostitution and Andrea Dworkin's relevance to young feminists" at the Andrea Dworkin Commemorative Conference, April 7, 2006, in the UK.

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