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London Rebel Dykes of the 1980s

By Rose Bush on 2 Dec 2014

Rose Bush talks about documenting London's rebel dyke underground of the 1980s.

“I lived in London in the 1980s in a lesbian feminist community rarely mentioned in feminist history books. We were not second wave feminists, who were seemingly mainly interested in meetings and theories and political lesbianism, with its anti-sex rhetoric; neither were we the Riot Grrrl movement that was yet to be born.”

“We were instead something new and wild and raucous, and focussed on direct action. Our links were as much with anarchism and punk as they were with feminist theorists.”

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