Historical Documents – 1972/73 Coming Out

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From the first issue’s editorial: “This paper will be a monthly publication put out by all interested women of the Oberlin community. We are Coming Out and coming together. Each of us has been isolated in a variety of ways. Some of us have been isolated as a result of our limited college orientation. We have a lot to gain by addressing ourselves to larger issues. Others of us are isolated as housewives or working women who have limited knowledge of other women’s struggles. All of us are isolated as women who have a lot of share with one another. We are Coming Out of passive acceptance of our sex-roles in all aspects of our lives, economically, socially, legally, psychologically…Only working together can we hope to deal with our oppression…Come Out!

December, 1972 (Vol. 1, No. 1) includes:
“Sexism and racism: a common oppression”
“Myths about working women”
“Lorain women come together”
“Abortion: it happened to us”
“The women’s collective: a larger perspective”
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January, 1973 (Vol. 1, No. 2) includes:
“The seven ages of women”
“On divisions in the women’s movement”
“Women’s studies at Oberlin”
“Welfare is a women’s issue”
“Sharing feelings about lesbianism”
“Oberlin war protest: were you there?”
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February, 1973 (Vol. 1, No. 3) includes:
“Vietnam: so the war is over”
“Madness”
“Public school sexism”
“Black consciousness”
“Abortion: a right”
“The bloody truth”
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March 1973 (Vol. 1, No. 4) includes:
“Snack Bar: for whom?”
“Maternal Health Clinic”
“Health Conference Awakens Women”
“Health Care: A Socialist Perspective”
“A Male Guide To Women’s Liberation”
“Soul of Women”
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April 1973 (Vol. 1, No. 5) includes:
“Beefing At Butchers”
“Women In Science”
“Interviews with Vietnamese Women”
“Oberlin Women’s Service Center”
“Mental Health Levy”
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July-August 1973 (Vol. 1, No. 7) includes:
“Natural Foods”
“Involuntary Sterilization”
“Women In Labor”
“Vietnamese Women”
“Women Together 1933 and 1973”
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