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Lesbian Movement (1972-74)

Separatism/The first women’s projects/ Pragmatism instead of social critique/ The lesbian – a social construct?   The lesbian group’s greatest impact came with the documentary film … and we take our rights, which Claus-Ferdinand Siegfried made for WDR television together with some women from HAW, a film that was broadcast during prime time on the[...]

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Theory Skirmishes (1973)

The conflicting parties explain their points of view from today’s perspective, as well as their motivations at the time   After the initial euphoria, the women’s group of Homosexual Action West Berlin (HAW) began to experience conflicts similar to those that had broken out in the Action Council for the Liberation of Women and the[...]

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Little Band of “Perverts” (1972)

The courage to go public as a despised, “perverted” minority changes our self-image Although we recognized the importance of a women’s center, it would be two years before one opened in Berlin. Women were still fighting in mixed neighborhood committees for space for their issues, for women’s politics, while lesbians no longer felt the need[...]

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