Baltimore: Diana Press, 1974. 1st Edition. Small octavo, publisher's stiff illustrated paper wraps.
First edition collection of essays by working class feminist women published by the Furies Collective. Founded in 1971 in Washington D.C., the Furies (originally "Those Women") was an influential lesbian separatist group endeavoring to experience absolute liberation from heterosexist society. Believing that lesbianism could be a political choice allowing women to break free from male domination, the collective published motive magazine and The Furies, a tabloid newspaper of lesbian feminist ideology with articles on the movement and US politics alongside poetry, art, and autobiographical writing. This anthology gathers nonfiction pieces on the intersections between gender and class by renowned queer activist and author Rita Mae Brown and other activists such as Dolores Bargowski and Ginny Berson. Edited by organizers Charlotte Bunch and Nancy Myron, and published by women’s print shop and feminist publisher Diana Press. Illustrated with several black-and-white photos. Some soiling and edgewear. Very good. Item #7416