Grace and I after 51 years of marriage, continue the emotionally draining process of re-discovering and then discarding, articles, magazines and books that we have saved over the years. A recent re-discovery; Volume 32, Number 1 of the 1972 MOTIVE, Lesbian/Feminist Issue. It is my hope that it is not inappropriate for me as a male to share this. The editors include these words; “Ending gay oppression will not automatically end woman oppression. Only a complete destruction of the whole male supremacist system can free women.” I have sought to acknowledge my male privilege and hope that my sharing these words from that issue of MOTIVE will represent another small step on my part, to “own up to” the imbalances that still exist between women and men.
Joan E. Biren, Rita Mae Brown, Charlotte Bunch, Coletta Reid
(The issue was published by Sojourner Truth Publishing Collective, Atlanta, Georgia)
It may be that the greatest gift we who are old men and women who “Dream Dreams” (Joel),can offer this moment in history is to share history that many of us have forgotten and many, many others, have never known.
- “The Work of Christmas” - December 21, 2017
- Be The Way Forward: A Letter from Rev. Gil Caldwell - December 12, 2017
- The Contradiction at the Heart of The United Methodist Church - August 29, 2017