feminist organizing

yeah the boy scouts allowing trans boys in is great! but don’t forget that girl scouts have allowed (and encouraged!) trans girls joining since forever and that girl scouts was created in DIRECT opposition to boy scouts as a liberal and feminist organization to symbolize a big fuck you to the gross, conservative misogynist organization that boy scouts was (and continue to be)

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Paris mayor denounces black feminist festival because it is “forbidden to white people”

  • In a series of tweets on Sunday, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo condemned a black feminist festival planned for July. 
  • The three-day festival, she said, is discriminatory because it is “forbidden to white people,” the Associated Press reported.
  • The Nyansapo Festival, slated for July 28 to 30, aims to “put the accent on how our resistance as an Afro-feminist movement is organized.
  •  The festival is organized into distinct spaces: 80% of the venue is reserved for black women only, another section is open to black people of any gender and the third section is open to all. 
  • "We aim to build long-term strategies and solidarities, and that is why it is important to meet, to share so we can keep fighting,” its website states. Read more (5/30/17)

follow @the-movemnt

A lot of the dialogue I see on here about the demonization of butch lesbians in both wlw and non-wlw circles never takes into account butch lesbians of color, and so I want to remind everyone that butch lesbians of color face amplified forms of alienation, dehumanization, and fetishization because they aren’t just butch or lesbian or nonwhite but all three simultaneously. 

Butch lesbians of color deserve all the love and respect in this world. They shouldn’t be ignored in your conversations about fetishization or homophobia or racism. Butch lesbians of color are often treated as if they are predatory and aggressive, which isn’t just rooted in lesbophobia - it’s also rooted in racism and fetishization. On the other hand, they may not be deemed “butch/gnc” enough by white women, and may not have access to performing their butch identity that white women do. But lesbian woc who identify as butch are butch, and no white woman or non-lesbian can take that away from them. 

Butch lesbians of color are a diverse, multifaceted group of people spanning ages, countries, religions, races, and experiences. They are central to lesbian culture, to wlw/lbpq solidarity, and to LGBT resistance. They have been an essential part of feminist scholarship and organizing. They have been at the forefront of anti-racist, anti-colonialist, anti-capitalist, and anti-imperialist movements. Their contributions to lesbian culture, to lbpq solidarity, and to LGBT liberation are innumerable, priceless, and ever-expanding. 

Protect, prioritize, and respect butch lesbians of color. Advocate for them the way they have fought for every single person in their myriad communities and coalitions. 

(This is wholly inclusive of trans and nonbinary butch lesbians of color). 

Saw a dad giving his daughter advice to go to a women’s college so she’d become a “proper feminine young lady” and the flashbacks I had made me cackle so hard I thought I broke a rib

as someone who went to women’s college for a bit, women’s college is where you go to became a radical feminist fighter who will literally never put up with patriarchal bullshit ✌️

Why men think women in mass will organize to just hold on to antiquated feminine standards mostly perpetuated by men will never cease to anger me. Hell, even organizations run by nuns have been cited as hotbeds of lesbian relationships and intense feminist thoughts

ORGANIZED WOMEN DO NOT GET TOGETHER TO TALK ABOUT WAYS TO TAKE CARE OF MEN. THEY ORGANIZE TOGETHER TO TALK ABOUT WAYS TO FIGHT THE PATRIARCHY

so please go my sisters, go to women’s college, learn how to destroy all men in your life with a better education than they could ever dream of

I hate to break it to you but the term “hypermasculinity” was coined in 1994 by Ashis Nandy, an Indian psychologist, in his writings on colonialism and gender.

I also hate to be the one to tell you this, but the organized feminist movement started in 1848 at the Seneca Falls women’s conference.

Tumblr was founded in 2007. Tumblr did not invent feminism and tumblr did not invent the terms used in feminism. All tumblr did was allow you to come face to face with your own privilege and the reality of oppression. And you are ignorant, hateful and cowardly enough to violently perpetrate it and refuse to see otherwise.

no shade but i think most of you like black feminism only in theory. you want to appear to support the ideologies and such of black women’s feminism because you don’t want to appear racist. i don’t think many of you really know what black feminism is. it’s not second or third wave american feminism in blackface. black feminists were reviled and ostracized from major feminist organizing not only because they were black, but because of the content of their politics as well. if you all really knew what black feminism was, i really think most of you would hate it lol.

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Anita Sarkeesian, notable feminist and founder of the Feminist Frequency organization, verbally harassed Youtuber Sargon of Akkad at a panel about combatting harassment yesterday at Vidcon. She has launched a person attack on Carl Benjamin (Sargon of Akkad), calling him a garbage human, and a shit head on stage, to praise from her followers (Garbage human no doubt being an insult her fans will use on him for years to come.). Anita has quite blatantly broke Vidcons terms of service regarding harassment, and so Sargon is requesting that we make Vidcon founders and organizers Hank and John Green aware that this has happened, and request that she is removed from Saturdays panel also about harassment, for flagrantly violating Vidcons terms and guidelines, and for flying in the face of the message of her own panel.

@egaylitarian @michaelam1978 @former-fatty @gamergate-news @bi-and-mighty @apocrypha-mindokah @almightyalmighty

Boost this, and let every one know that one of gamer gates original victims is a harasser of people who just want to watch her panel.

people keep asking me for college AU fics but what they don’t realize is that i don’t picture the characters as college students. i picture them as the faculty

  • adam’s the asshole professor who NEVER gives above a “b-” but that’s just because he’s young and insecure and wants to be Taken Seriously™
  • also he had a shitty mentor in grad school who convoluted his early passion for his subject (shakespeare & early modern theatre)
  • (adam did his thesis on monster figures, fatherhood, and redemption in The Tempest)
  • cogsworth is that tenured professor who has been around for-fucking-ever. he sticks to all the rules everyone has forgotten and teaches the MOST BORING history classes.
  • lumiere is the professor with the office next to cogsworth, and he drives him FUCKING CRAZY.  lumiere plays loud music and gets along really well with all his students, though he pushes them really hard
  • lumiere is the professor who does fucking crazy exercises in class. “everybody lay down on the floor! pretend you’re a lizard hatching from the first egg!! ok now everybody SCREAM” (this is chemistry, by the way)
  • lumiere has been denied tenure 5 times and doesn’t give a shit. also he lives in the campus cafe
  • garderenza are the Guest Artists brought on to teach 1 seminar and then they never leave. they’ve bought a house but it’s “temporary”
  • belle is the upstart grad student who is crazy fucking accomplished and also Very Feminist. She keeps organizing marches and posts angry political cartoons about the wage gap on her door
  • (belle did her thesis on ‘romeo and juliet’ and gender socialization)
  • gaston fucking dropped out but keeps bringing belle coffee. she throws it in the garbage
  • lefou did NOT drop out but is being pressured to by gaston. but lefou! really wants! a degree!! in art history!!!!!!!
  • chapeau is campus librarian and is this Silent Disciple of Shut the Fuck Up. bring food near the reference section and it’ll be gone when you turn around
  • maurice works in IT and is a dirty hippie
  • plumette is the campus secretary who is Obviously Banging Lumiere. she also has like five doctorates and nobody knows why is working as the secretary
  • agathe is The Dean and you’d better be fucking terrified

@natvanlis: Cheers to all you badass feminists out there! Feminists of every race, colour, religion, class, age, sexual orientation, and gender identity. And here’s to feminist organizations like the amazing creators of @mysisterorg whose clothing line supports survivors of sex trafficking. Profits from any purchase help to protect and empower women, so go show them some love my fellow badasses, and keep fighting the good fight. #mysisterorg #GRLPWR#badassfeminist #feminism #girls#strongfemalecharacter #stoptraffick#thefutureisfemale

Modern AU Headcannons: the Pevensies

requested: no


PETER

-works out 5 to 6 times a week

-in charge of the speech and debate team and academic team at school

-studied political science and pre-law in uni with a history minor

       -was in the top 5% of his class

-secretly really into fencing and LARPing

-really likes cello, violin, and piano music. he has several spotify playlists so that he can study or work out while listening to them

-hikes, camps, runs, etc. pretty regularly

-people are really drawn to Peter because he’s charismatic and a genuinely really selfless/warm/good person

-highkey a workaholic and has type-a personality when it comes to schoolwork or professional work

-likes to spend some of his free time doing ballroom dancing

-is a big family person

-likes to travel and learn a lot

-does non-profit work/charity during vacations


SUSAN

-lowkey Instagram famous because her pictures are killer gorgeous (regardless of whether it’s a selfie or not) and never edited/Photoshopped

-shops exclusively at Forever 21, Ann Taylor, Victoria’s Secret, Ulta, Bloom Perfumery, Whistles, and River Island

-has a lot of make-up, perfumes, and scented candles

      -has 10/10 outfits and make-up every day

-also makes funny snapchat stories

-everybody thinks she’s an airhead, but jokes on them: Susan got two degrees in Literature and French, then turned around and got accepted to Oxford medicine on a full ride. Graduated valedictorian with the highest academic honors

-watches Project Runaway, Reign, and the history channel

-does track, swimming, and debate team in university

-does LARPing




EDMUND

-runs a popular salty twitter account

-wants to be a politician like Peter, so he decided to study sociology, political science, and pre-law in uni

-does kick-boxing and martial arts

-he decided to LARP with his older siblings and Lucy. their realm is called Narnia

-has like, 2 friends because he’s a reserved person and not particularly social, even though he’s a nice person

-can be hella charming or hella nerdy. there is no in-between

-is the Pevensie you go to when you need help navigating conflicts, interpersonal problems, etc.

      -this is part of why ed becomes a diplomat, and a good one at that

-really likes foregin films and knows like, 4 languages

-is good at giving motivational speeches




LUCY

-she’s a huge people person and has like, 20 friends

-wants to be a doctor when she grows up

-is a really good cook

-has a very nurturing personality, but people usually see the bubbly, outgoing side of her

-secretly draws a lot, and enjoys drawing fantastical/supernatural animals and stuff in nature

-huge feminist

      -works with feminist organizations to solve gender issues

-volunteers at a lot of animal shelters

-she wants to start a non-profit organization where she goes to third world countries where people are in severe need of medical attention and helps them for free

-she’s p religious and goes to church every sunday, attends a youth group on wednesdays

      -lucy is also liberal, and doesn’t try to push her religious beliefs on others

COINTELPRO

They won’t teach you this is school, but if you want to be a “woke” ally, one thing you should always read up on is the United State’s COINTELPRO program. 

Last night the PBS The Black Panther: Vanguard of the Revolution documentary touched on it and I thought it was important to talk about. Outside there being a general ignorance about the Black Panther Party, it is also important to know the things the government and police did to WARRANT the creation of The Black Panther Party. 

You should be very angry but very awake once you’re done. Because I want you to WANT to learn about it, I’ll only give you a blurb and a link.

COINTELPRO (a portmanteau derived from COunter INTELligence PROgram) was a series of covert, and at times illegal,[1][2] projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI) aimed at surveilling, infiltrating, discrediting and disrupting domestic political organizations.[3]

FBI records show that COINTELPRO resources targeted groups and individuals that the FBI deemed “subversive”,[4] including anti-Vietnam War organizers, members of black civil rights and nationalist liberation organizations (e.g. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Black Panther Party), feminist organizations, anti-colonial movements (such as Puerto Rican independence groups), and a variety of organizations that were part of the broader “New Left”.

FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover issued directives governing COINTELPRO, ordering FBI agents to “expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, neutralize or otherwise eliminate” the activities of these movements and their leaders.[5][6] Under Hoover, the agent in charge of COINTELPRO was William C. Sullivan.[7] Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy personally authorized some of these programs.[8] Kennedy would later learn that he also had been a target of FBI surveillance.[citation needed]

Groups that were known to be targets of COINTELPRO operations includec

]The COINTELPRO documents show numerous cases of the FBI’s intentions to prevent and disrupt protests against the Vietnam War. Many techniques were used to accomplish this task. “These included promoting splits among antiwar forces, encouraging red-baiting of socialists, and pushing violent confrontations as an alternative to massive, peaceful demonstrations.” One 1966 COINTELPRO operation tried to redirect the Socialist Workers Party from their pledge of support for the antiwar movement.[37]

  • communist and socialist organizations
  • organizations and individuals associated with the Civil Rights Movement, including Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others associated with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Congress of Racial Equality, and other civil rights organizations
  • black nationalist groups
  • the Young Lords
  • the American Indian Movement
  • the white supremacist groups
  • the Ku Klux Klan (an ACTUAL terrorist group they should have been focusing on)
  • the National States’ Rights Party (an white nationalist group they should have been focusing on)
  • a broad range of organizations labeled “New Left”, including Students for a Democratic Society and the Weathermen
  • almost all groups protesting the Vietnam War, as well as individual student demonstrators with no group affiliation
  • the National Lawyers Guild
  • organizations and individuals associated with the women’s rights movement
  • nationalist groups such as those seeking independence for Puerto Rico, United Ireland, and Cuban exile movements including Orlando Bosch’s Cuban Power and the Cuban Nationalist Movement;
  • and additional notable Americans.[36]

More on COINTELPRO

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[warning for old-school trans terminology and rhetoric, transmisogyny, slurs, and mentions of violence and rape]

this is the article roycevomit discovered; i managed to track it down in the local university library and use their scanner.  bear with me, the text is a little long, but it’s also very interesting and at times a little too close to home.  obviously i don’t agree with everything it says, but i think it’s an important part of our history.

Beyond Two-Genderism
Notes of a Radical Transsexual
by Margo
published in The Second Wave Vol 2.4 (1972)

Over the past few years, both the feminist and gay movements have been challenging some basic assumptions about human sexual identity and expression.  There is a growing group of people who refuse to see women as inferior to men, and who also refuse to see love between people of the same sex as inferior or less “moral” than love between people of different sexes.  More and more questions are being asked about sex roles and relationships, ranging from why there is not equal pay for equal work to why a fulfilling sexual experience cannot involve less or more than two people.  In brief, the feminist movement has challenged male chauvinism, and the gay movement has challenged heterosexual chauvinism.  Of course, these are not separate issues.  As one who views herself as a feminist bisexual woman, I think and feel them to be very intimately related indeed.

Two-Genderism: Unfinished Business

However, if I am to find a life as a full human being, I must challenge yet a third aspect of sexism which has not yet been challenged, at least not on a large scale.  I call this aspect two-genderism, a rather clumsy term upon which I hope someone will improve.

Two-genderism can be summed up in the following assumptions: (1) human beings are divided into two distinct and mutually exclusive biological pigeonholes, male and female, (2) human beings are divided into two distinct and mutually exclusive psychological and social pigeonholes, men and women; (3) biological sex, subjective identity, and social assignment always coincide, and (4) none of these facts can change as a person grows and develops.

Perhaps these assumptions become clearer when we see exactly who gets hurt by them.  While it is true that everyone is affected to some extent, and that without these assumptions it would be much harder to maintain or justify a sexist society, still there are two overlapping groups that are particularly damaged by two-genderism.  First, there are intersexuals, people who combine some elements of both sexes in their bodies.  Secondly, there are transsexuals, people who develop gender identities which are preponderantly opposite to the ones which society demands.

Most transsexuals have perfectly “normal” female or male bodies, as the case may be.  Most intersexuals tend to adopt whatever sex they are reared to be, no matter how confusing from a two-sex viewpoint their biological condition is.  And there are some people who combine aspects of both these groups.  I am one of them.

A Personal Account

As I have learned from the feminist and gay movements, theory is not enough.  Now women are beginning to feel free to discuss their rapes without shame or euphemism, and gay people openly discuss the joys and terrors of coming out.  In the same way, I feel that an account of my past may give a better picture of what two-genderism means.

I am a genitally male person who has wanted to be female since about the age of four and a half.  I have some female breast development and gonads which produce virtually no sperm for a reason which has not yet been medically determined.  At present, I am taking female hormones and look forward to eventual sex reassignment surgery to make me as biologically female as possible.  At the same time, I must admit that 21 years of living as a male, however unrelished a role it has been, has made my sense of femaleness different than it is for someone born into that status.

Rather than write an autobiographical case history, I would like to relate moments which may give a better feeling of what my transsexuality has meant in my life.  My technique is borrowed directly from an article entitled “Barbaric Rituals,” which is in Sisterhood is Powerful.

Excerpts From A Diary

I am walking around in male clothing, and a child refers to me as a “funny-looking lady."  Teenagers ask me if I am a boy or a girl.  I am not sure if they are affirming my female identity or merely considering me as a hippy.  I think of many replies, respond with silence, and walk on.

In a crowd watching a building a building demolition (do I see the bring-down of a sixteen-story building as symbolic transsexuality?), being asked by some teenage boys if I use silicone, and being warned by a hardhat not to lift my sweatshirt lest I be "lewd and luscious."  Being told by one boy that I would probably be busted for "impersonating a chick” even though I am in male attire.

Being told by a feminist friend that I am masculine in being more idea-oriented than people-oriented, and wondering when people would ever give me a chance to be my real self to them.

Openly cross-dressing, wearing women’s clothing to a university campus, and being correctly associated with the gay movement but incorrectly identified as a male homosexual rather than as what I consider myself, a female bisexual.

Being called a faggot by some fraternity types at school.  The humor was that a faggot is the derogatory term for a male who enjoys sleeping with males, while I was and am in a situation where I can go to bed only with myself.

Finding some genuine beauty and humanness in my own subjectively female sexuality, in spite of all the confusion and ambivalence, but being unable to express a shadow of it to anyone else.

Talking to a friendly gay male who tells me, “I’m a very tolerant faggot, but I can’t understand you.  You’ve gone three steps beyond me and another two in reverse.”

Talking to a gay sister who can understand me as a “cross-gender Lesbian” but cannot understand why I find myself talking in a very different tone of voice, an affirmation of my emerging identity.

Being excluded from feminist groups because of my genitals and required male social role, and being excluded from male society because of almost everything else.

Talking with some genuinely kind organizers of a women’s center at my undergraduate school who has tried to comfort me by telling me that what with nonsexist child rearing I should have company in fifteen or twenty years.

After a demonstration against fraternity prostitution, going to a local newspaper and saying “Women’s liberation frees men too,” rather than, “I am what i feel, a woman who supports both her sisters and her brothers in ending dehumanization.”

Going to a campus meeting for a feminist organization where it is proposed to hold a women’s party, hearing that there can also be a men’s party, and realizing that I can fit into neither; going outside and having a good cry.

Having a radical male friend question whether my transsexuality is a personal distraction from “worthwhile” political work because “how many transsexuals are there, anyway?”

Leaving early from a radical literature distribution meeting and hearing that I had missed an excellent discussion of the unity of the personal and the political.  Later the same night being asked, at a party of the same people, not to discuss my intersexuality since I might be overheard.  Knowing that natural-born women could discuss birth control or abortion at this party without fear.

Telling myself that I am where a female was in 1950 or a gay person in 1960.  Then thinking about a woman or gay person raped, murdered, or driven to suicide, and feeling guilty fro playing the game of “more oppressed than thou.”

Reading about a woman’s project in Vietnam, and getting my priorities straight by hoping that the war will be over before I will be eligible to join.

Wondering if I will ever be able to pass as a female, and deciding that if not, I would rather live in a body and wear clothes that I can enjoy, even if it is on a desert island.

Reading feminist literature which claims that “men sure of their masculinity support equality” and gay literature which says that those who cross-identify or cross-dress are expressing masochism, are a small minority of the upright homophile world, and should not make you doubt that “you can be gay and normal too."  As a Lesbian who considers female transsexuals her sisters, experiencing the special pain of seeing these people apologized for and put down.

Arranging for hormone tests, and wondering what they can really prove.  Realizing that to learn I "really” have breasts, that I “really” am partly female, would make me feel much more legitimate.

Enjoying medieval music, which has scales in between major and minor.  Reflecting that even in classical music you are permitted to modulate, to change key.

Conclusion

This article is intended neither as a scholarly discussion of transsexual and intersexual states nor as a blueprint for ideal societies.  There are a number of articles now available on transsexuals and intersexuals, although many have a sexist bias.  As far as utopias are concerned, many anti-sexist people have shown a great interest in writing about androgynous societies yet small tolerance for actual androgynous people.  I can, however, make some suggestions to both the feminist and gay movements.

To The Feminist Movement:

1.  Do not assume that people who are confident about their sexual identities are for equality.  many people are either confident sexists or unsure people who question the old givens.  It is also an insult to all who do not fit the stereotype of a confident person of any sex.

2.  Understand that because of psychological and social pressures many transsexuals seek extreme versions of their desired sex roles.  Feminism can best reach these people by example and by understanding the uncertainty which sex identity shift can bring and which extreme role-playing can mark.

3.  In writing, recognize that there are intersexuals and transsexuals who may be trapped in a no-person’s-land and who need solidarity from anti-sexist people.  Literature which insists that there are only women and men is conspiring unconsciously with sexist forces to crush those in between.

4.  In exclusively female groups, redefine what it means to be female so that male transsexuals may have at least partial membership before surgery.  It is just at this transitional point, when the transsexual is beginning to live in her new identity, that communication with wher sisters may be important in shaping her life-style and in getting a wider perspective on what it means to be a woman.

5.  Become involved in current gender research and treatment programs so that the feminist view may be represented.

To The Gay Movement:

1.  Do not put down transsexuals, intersexuals, or other unusual people (e.g., transvestites) for apologize or express condescending pity for them.

2.  Explain that gay people are those who wish to love a member of their own sex, while transsexuals wish to change sex.  This is the difference between sexual preference and gender identity, and it should be known in order to confront the confusion and needless conflict between transsexuals and gay people.

3.  Recognize that some female transsexuals will have male homosexual feelings and some male transsexuals will have female homosexual feelings.  Such people should be welcomed to their respective groups.

In general:

Although transsexuals and intersexuals can organize themselves, they cannot make progress without help since they are such a small minority.  Recognizing the problems of intermediate people would be a humane step for anti-sexist groups and a move toward a freer view of sex and gender for everyone.  It would help bring to an end the two-genderism which is being challenged in genetic research but not yet in social reality.

I should say something about my obligations as a transsexual to the larger movement.  First of all, I feel committed to such issues as child-care and abortion, even though I shall never be able to bear or father a child.  I shall always try to be sensitive to the ways in which I have profited by male status, however much I have lost emotionally: for school and job simply being male was an automatic bonus.  Of course, I will be renouncing this status, but I cannot renounce the very unjust benefits I have received and which are now unerasable history.  I shall join with the Lesbian movement, while as a bisexual female I shall try to have the strict dichotomy between gay and straight removed (as Kate Millett has tried to do).  My main feeling is that I want to love human beings; sex and gender should not be determining factors.  At the same time, I do not put down those who happen to prefer one sex or the other.  It is a question of taste, becoming a problem when one taste is almost forced and another is repressed.


Famous Lesbians, Lesbian History:

Valerie Solanas (1936-1988) - author, radical feminist

  • wrote the SCUM Manifesto in 1967
  • she attempted to murder Andy Warhol in 1968, confessed that he “had too much control in my life.” She served three years for this attempt. She also stated: “ I consider that a moral act. And I consider it immoral that I missed. I should have done target practice.”
  • Ti-Grace Atkinson, the president of the National Organization for Women at the time, called Valerie “the first outstanding champion of women’s rights” and “a ‘heroine’ of the feminist movement”
  • Valerie herself on feminist organizations: “[nothing more than] a civil disobedience luncheon club.” She stated she “reject[s] mainstream liberal feminism for its blind adherence to cultural codes of feminine politeness and decorum which the SCUM Manifesto identifies as the source of women’s debased social status”
daughters of bilitis

the daughters of bilitis was an organization founded in 1955 in san francisco by del martin and phyllis lyon. originally the group was intended as a way for lesbians to meet one another and socialize in a climate that was highly adversarial to gay women. the name was an obscure reference to a fictional friend of the greek poet sappho and was chosen because it would not raise too much suspicion. martin later said that what she desired was “a place to dance” with other women, as this was illegal in public at the time. however, eventually the group evolved into a more political organization, with the goal of providing more information about lesbianism and breaking existing taboos and prejudices surrounding women who love women. the group produced the first national lesbian review magazine, called the ladder (pictured below). 

 the ladder ran for almost 20 years and was the primary method of communication for the daughters of bilitis, as well as a way to connect lesbians across the country to one another. most women who wrote for the ladder did so under pen names so as to avoid persecution and possible arrest. 

the daughters of bilitis took a very assimilationist stance, and encouraged their members to try to “blend in” to heteronormative society. they discouraged members from wearing men’s clothing. as time went on, this stance alienated many younger lesbians, who had more radical goals and were more attracted to feminist organizations which were gaining prominence. the daughters of bilitis officially folded in 1972, after 14 years. 

 La persona de la imagen es Wendy Carlos, abuela de la música electrónica y mujer trans. En 1968 se hizo un sintetizador Moog, un instrumento desconocido para la época, y con él reconstruyó temas de Bach en un álbum al que llamó “Switched on Bach” (Bach encendido), gracias al cual ganó tres premios Grammy el año siguiente. Más tarde se dedicó a componer las bandas sonoras de películas como La Naranja Mecánica, el Resplandor y el Tron de Disney. Su innovadora mente musical fue la responsable de que la música electrónica llegara al gran público.
― Solidarity: a socialist, feminist, anti-racist organization.