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Lesbian Poetry

They Will Know Me By My Teeth: Stories and Poems of Lesbian Struggle, Celebration, And Survival

They Will Know Me By My Teeth Elana Dykewoman Megaera Press 1976 They Will Know Me By My Teeth is Elana Dykewoman’s (also spelled Dykewomon) second published book. It is a remarkable piece of feminist publishing as it draws direct attention to the printing process. Written on the back cover, it is stated that the book…

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Identity Politics Lesbian Political Lesbianism Pornography

Identity Politics: Lesbian Feminism and the Limits of Community

Identity Politics: Lesbian Feminism and the Limits of Community Shane Phelan Temple University Press 1989 In tracing how lesbian feminism came to be defined in uneasy relationships with the Women’s Movement and gay rights groups, Shane Phelan explores the tension between liberal ideals of individual rights and tolerance and communitarian ideals of solidarity. The debate…

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Lesbian Poetry Scottish

Hens in the Hay

Hens in the Hay Chris Cherry, Ellen Galford, Joy Pitman, Lorna Mitchell, Stephanie Markman Stramullion 1980 The first ever book published by Stramullion: a Scottish-based feminist publishing collective. From the introduction: “We were scared about publishing these poems. There was a terrible feeling of self-exposure, of lack of confidence. So why did we bother? We…

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Conflict Lesbian Political Lesbianism

Love Your Enemy? The Debate Between Heterosexual Feminism and Political Lesbianism

Love Your Enemy? The Debate Between Heterosexual Feminism and PoliticalLesbianism Various Onlywomen Press 1981 From the introduction: “We are publishing this pamphlet because we think the discussion among feminists about political lesbianism is important. The Leeds Revolutionary Feminists paper was originally written as a conference paper and then published in WIRES, the internal national newsletter…

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Lesbian Poetry

Ripening: An Almanac of Lesbian Lore and Vision

Ripening: An Almanac of Lesbian Loreand Vision Lee Lanning, Vernette Hart Iowa City Women’s Press 1981 The Almanac of Lesbian Lore and Vision book includes Ripening: An Almanac of Lesbian Lore and Vision (Volume One), Dreaming: An Almanac of Lesbian Lore and Vision (Volume Two), and Awakening: An Almanac of Lesbian Lore & Vision (Volume…