Lesbian Communities Festivals RVs and the Internet I had just witnessed women who shingled their own roofs drove eighteen wheeler trucks and built their own houses as well as kept them clean and cooked a damn good meal On women s land I am a first c

  • Title: Lesbian Communities: Festivals, RVs, and the Internet
  • Author: Esther D. Rothblum
  • ISBN: 9781560233381
  • Page: 420
  • Format: Paperback
  • I had just witnessed women who shingled their own roofs, drove eighteen wheeler trucks, and built their own houses as well as kept them clean and cooked a damn good meal On women s land I am a first class citizen, I m treated as an equal I now see the world with righteous anger and hope Living in womyn s community has provided that lens for me Elizabeth Sturrus, t I had just witnessed women who shingled their own roofs, drove eighteen wheeler trucks, and built their own houses as well as kept them clean and cooked a damn good meal On women s land I am a first class citizen, I m treated as an equal I now see the world with righteous anger and hope Living in womyn s community has provided that lens for me Elizabeth Sturrus, third wave feministOne of the driving forces in the lives of many lesbians is the search for community in a society that favors heterosexuality and often turns a cold shoulder toward women who love women Lesbian Communities Festivals, RVs, and the Internet takes you inside flourishing lesbian communities physical, spiritual, and virtual online that provide practical help, emotional support, and much needed outlets for creative expression Exploring communities functioning in harmony with general American society as well as separatist groups, festival communities which form for short times annually, and informal online groups offering meaningful communication to physically isolated lesbians, this book offers a ray of light to those whose search is still ongoing It also provides much needed analysis of the current state of lesbian communities some decades old now for educators, researchers, and social scientists In Lesbian Communities Festivals, RVs, and the Internet, Susan Krieger revisits the vibrant community she first explored in The Mirror Dance An African American member of Old Lesbians Organizing for Change shares the details of her search for a cooperative, caring space for aging lesbians and what led to her eventual decision to create this space herself And one of the founders of Hallomas, a back to the land community that has survived in northern California since the late 1970s, reflects on that unique community s birth and life with 13 photographs and illustrations The book also bears witness to a life changing encounter and dialogue between second wave feminists from the woman s land collective of Arcadia and third wave feminists You ll also learn about the birth, joys, and tribulations of an online community that becomes physical each year at the Michigan Womyn s Music Festivalthe accidental birth of a lesbian community in isolated and fundamentalist dominated West Texasthe international online lesbian parenting community called MOMS affectionately known as Dykes and Tykes how it began, what belonging to this community provides for its members, and a look toward the futurethe debate on inclusiveness versus exclusiveness of bisexual women, transgender people, and the male children of lesbians in lesbian communitiesthe current decline of availability and dilution of the purity of lesbian only space and the rise of segregation by social class and financial status and oppression within the lesbian communitythe current plight of lesbian bookstores, which since the 1970s have served not only as gateways to a multitude of lesbian communities, but as the centers of lesbian communities themselvesthe online experience of lesbians searching for community in Japanthe issues facing Jewish lesbians and the formation of Nice Jewish Girls, a Montreal group for anyone who identifies as a lesbian, bisexual, or queer woman and their non Jewish partners and friendsthe power of myth and mythmaking to help women regain lost strength and reclaim lost historyFrom the efforts of back to the land groups creating wimmin s space to life in modern residential retirement settings, this book explores the places created by and for lesbians Photos and illustrations bring these women and their communities to life Lesbian Communities Festivals, RVs, and the Internet w

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    1. Esther D. Rothblum

      Esther D Rothblum is professor of women s studies at San Diego State University She is the editor or co editor of over twenty books, including Overcoming Fear of Fat from BN

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