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16 February 2006 @ 08:08 pm
Introduction  
Hello, I thought it would be nice to introduce ourselves. I am new to this group but have known Radfeminista for along time. I am 36, identify as a lesbian. I live in Iowa. I hold a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Iowa in Anthropology. My background in in Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology of North American Indians. I am currently working on a M.A. in Secondary Education - Social Studies as a back injury from a horseback riding accident keeps me from doing the archaeological work that I love so much. I am learning about radical feminism and have learned a lot from Radfeminista. I am starting to read and want to read some of the great authors. A good starting point would be appreciated. I have only read one book that Radfeminista bought me and I cannot remember the title and can't find it right now, I think I loaned it to another womyn. I am kind of flaky and just starting to put some of this stuff together, so bear with me and let me learn from you. I may not post much, but I read and take all of it in and think about it a lot!

:-)
Wyndchaiser
 
 
 
radfeministaradfeminista on February 17th, 2006 02:19 am (UTC)
Welcome....

Welcome Sister!!!!!!!!

Please goto google select images and find a good picture that represents wind chaser.

Send me the address of the picture and I will do my best to process that into an Avatar for LJ for you.

Radfeminista
radfeministaradfeminista on February 17th, 2006 02:52 am (UTC)
Oooops

What a gorgeous avatar.....
wyndchaiser on February 17th, 2006 06:40 am (UTC)
Re: Oooops
Thanks, music is the energy that recharges my batteries (hence I work for a music education company), in any form and I remember having to take piano lessons as a young girl and the only difference in this picture is that I had curly hair! It reminded me of playing in my grandmother's parlor.

:-)
Gina
fishyfem on February 17th, 2006 10:44 am (UTC)
Book suggestions
Renee is great, isn't she?

There are sooooo many wonderful readings out there! I really love The Well Of Loneliness by Radcliffe Hall. It was outright banned in Europe and the subject of great controversy here in the States for presenting lesbians in a positive light. :-/ The novel is base on the author's actual life.

I also recommend anything by Catherine A. MacKinnon, though that may be what Renee lent you. ;) Try starting with her first texts, Feminism unmodified an Towards A Feminist Theory of the State, and take it from there. She has a new one coming out in April, Are Women Human?

I'm currently in the middle of Scapegoat by Andrea Dworkin. It's absolutely fantastic. I'm even planning to use it for school! :)

Let us know what you decie to dig into!
wyndchaiser on February 18th, 2006 01:20 am (UTC)
Books
:-( Big POUT!

I went to the bookstore that I like to shop at. It is a large store all with used books, and you can find all kinds of gems. But alas, I didn't find ANYTHING by MacKinnon. I ended up purchasing two books. I got "Going Too Far: The Personal Chronicle of a Feminist" by Robin Morgan and "Women's Voices, Feminist Visions: Classic and Contemporary Readings" by Susan Shaw and Janet Lee. The second one looks to be a WS textbook, but that is what I need, to ground myself in some of the basic stuff. I am going to keep looking for some MacKinnon as I really want to read her stuff (Renee, you have piqued my interest as I know you really like her writing). The book you loaned me (that I cannot locate) is about radical feminism and socialism, but I cannot remember the author. I read it back when you bought it for me but I have to admit I was so tied up in finishing my BA that I don't remember much of it.

So did I do ok?? Are these good books? There was a decent section, but most of them I had never heard of and didn't see any that you guys discuss here :-(