Ain't I A Woman?: A Midwest Newspaper of Women's Liberation - 15 Issues. IOWA CITY WOMEN'S PRESS.

Ain't I A Woman?: A Midwest Newspaper of Women's Liberation - 15 Issues

Iowa City, IA: Publications Collective of the Iowa City Women's Liberation Front, 1970-71. Early, sequential run of issues, the joint effort of two feminist collectives: the Ain't I A Woman? (AIAW?) collective and the Iowa City Women's Press (ICWP) collective. Published between June, 1970 until May, 1974, "in AIAW? the collective embraced ideas about revolutionary feminism and explored the possibilities of armed revolution and militant resistance in articles, as well as in iconography of women arming themselves with fists and weapons" (Beins, Agatha and Julie R. Enszer. "We Couldn't Get Them Printed," So We Learned to Print: Ain't I a Woman? and the Iowa City Women's Press." Frontiers, Vol.34, No.2 (2013), p.188.). The paper also expressed solidarity with the organization of child-care co-operatives in Iowa City, feminist activism, and the demonstration of medical self-help material for women. Eventually the collective closed itself off and became and all lesbian group. An important mid-west publication from the period, with physical copies held be fewer than three dozen US institutions. 15 tabloid issues (29cm); offset printed in black on newsprint; each issue 12pp; illus. Includes Vol.1, Nos.3-17. Original folds, with light toning to extremities; Near Fine overall.

Price: $200.00

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