Celebrating Seventies Feminism

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, I’m thinking once again about the rabid feminism that swept through the western world in the seventies. Many women came out as lesbians and feminists in that decade, our ardor fueled by the very blatant misogyny that surrounded us in northern England, where I was living at the time…. read more

Interview: Elizabeth Bear

I’ve never really thought about lesbianism having a special role in my fiction. Lesbians are people; my books are about people; therefore, there are likely to be lesbians in my books. (Sometimes these people are nonhuman, which is a different complex of problems, but that’s not germane to the point of the question.) I’m deeply suspicious of identity politics, having grown up in a radically separatist household and experienced it as a toxic paradigm…. read more