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Lesbian Paperback Novels These colorful bodice-rippers, popular during the forties and fifties, not only provided sapphists with a secret community but also helped bring the Well-of-Loneliness crowd out of the closet and into the Rubyfruit Jungle.

Sassy/Girl Zines In the 1980s, "girl power" began to be captured in print and on the Internet, as teenage girls and Third Wavers found their voices in magazines such as Sassy, self-published zines, and Web sites like Chickclick (



Women And The Word In this century, women burned up the bookshelves with groundbreaking works tha became the milestones of a movement. In 1928, anthropologist Margaret Mead's Coming of Age in Samoa offered proof that gender roles are not biologically determined. Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique, published in 1963, tapped into American women's feelings of alienation, brought about by stultifyingly rigid gender roles. It was the premier "click" that launched the modern women' movement. Our Bodies, Ourselves hit the scene in 1970, spreading the revolutionary notion that women could take control of their own health decisions. By 1999, the book had been translated into 18 languages and had sold four million copies worldwide. Free to beÉYou and Me, Marlo Thomas's 1974 series, was a collection of utopian stories, illustrations, and poems that taught boys and girls to rise above gender stereotypes in favor of individuality--a kid's first step toward living feminist values. Alice Walker's The Color Purple, published in 1982, became emblematic of the explosion of writing by female wordsmiths who embraced both race and class, and spoke truth to power.


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