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Beyond Feminism, Beyond Communist Revolution: Lesbian Separatist Anarchism

Lesbian separatists have a notable history in anarchafeminism. This is not to exclude non-lesbian separatism, but we will talk of lesbian separatism.

First off, there is no glorious revolution. 854 more words

Lesbianism is natural to wimmin

We live in a society with many false opposites and false equivalences. I want for us to think more critically about the way that the media frames our very existence. 1,816 more words

Extracts from Every Woman’s Standard Medical Guide: a 1940s health manual for women.

There doesn’t tend to be a lot of English books in my local thrift store, but now and again there’s an oddball find that is worth the $5-$10 price tag (second-hand books are so expensive in Montreal compared to the UK!) The Every Woman’s Standard Medical Guide was one such purchase – a thick tome of outdated sexism and highly aesthetic line drawings, it’s proved to be a great source of clippings for future projects. 1,198 more words


How to be a Lesbian, or: Not Putting the Cart Before the Horse.

I want to share some advice for younger wimmin who are questioning their sexual orientation.

Being a lesbian does not equal being the most enlightened feminist or more-feminist-than-thou. 1,246 more words

Abolish the Closet: Heterosexuality Should Be Questioned

I want proof of heterosexuality’s authenticity. Even if I am proven to be wrong in my skepticism, I think I am justified, for the following reasons: 626 more words

Being A South Asian Lesbian In San Francisco Is Harder Than I Thought

My girlfriend and I got together my junior year, and we knew that if we wanted to continue our relationship, that with my culture and religion, it wasn’t really going to work. 72 more words


National Coming Out Day: who is it really for?

On National Coming Out Day, Louise McCudden takes a critical look at “coming out” culture, and how it fuels heterosexism.

Before I was ‘out’, I was in the closet. 1,442 more words