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Contents
Introduction
1965-1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
  |—Conferences
  |—Organisations
  |—Journals
  |—Bradford/Leeds
Appendices
References
Web Citations
Credits
1979

Journals

Feminists Against Sexual Terrorism: FAST Newsletter, Bradford, then Manchester
Feminist Review, London
Lesbian Line Newsletter, Nottingham
Nessie: Scottish Radical Feminist Newsletter, St. Andrews
Women and Literature, Birmingham
Women's Media Action Newsletter (AFFIRM), London
Young Wimmin's Magazine, London

Bradford / Leeds

Bradford: A march is held to protest against the "Ripper" murders and other murders of women and the requests by officials that women in the area remain inside at night: 400 women held a rally to show our anger and grief at violent attacks on women by men.
The police had changed our original route but we marched where we wanted to go anyway through the busiest area of central Bradford. Women responded very positively to our leaflet in which we called for a curfew on men and the right to defend ourselves." (Leeds Women, 1979: 17).
Feminist lawyer, Marguerite Russell, wins custody case for a lesbian mother at risk of losing her children due to her sexuality.
Airedale Women's Aid/ Refuge begins in Keighley
Patriarchy Study Group, London/ Leeds/ various places
Defend Sara Dixon Campaign, Bradford. Sara Dixon had been arrested during an anti fascist demonstration and charged with possession of an offensive weapon. (She had a pocket knife in her bag.) Resonating with the other issues in town surrounding a woman's right to self defence, and the Reclaim the Night activities arising from the 'Ripper' fear, a defence campaign was launched. Marguerite Russell defended Sara, who was given a one year suspended sentence.
Week of Action Against Violence Against Women (Women's Aid, WAR.), Birmingham, Leeds


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External sites cited on these pages:

~ Colquhoun, Maureen bio from Wikipedia

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Goodman, Amy (1985) The Case Against Depo Provera, Multinational Monitor 6 (2/3)

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Margaret Thatcher Archive
~ Orbach, Susie, bio from London School of Economics

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Phillips, Angela (2004) Defending Women's Right to Choose, Socialist Worker 1926, Vol 6 November 2004
~ Sutcliffe, Peter - overview of the "Yorkshire Ripper" case, from the BBC

Additional external sites of interest:

~ Cohen, Steve - Solidarity Not Pity, from Deletetheborder.org (Cohen defended Nasira Begum)
~ Coultas, Val (1981) Feminists Must Face the Future, Feminist Review, No. 7 (Spring, 1981), pp. 35-48

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Fat is Still a Feminist Issue (2002) Shanghai Daily Star (Interview with Susie Orbach)

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Harriss, Kathryn* (1989) New Alliances: Socialist-Feminism in the Eighties. Feminist Review, No. 31, The Past before Us: Twenty Years of Feminism (Spring, 1989), pp. 34-54

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London Women's Liberation Campaign for Legal and Financial Independence and Rights of Women* (1979) Disaggregation Now! Another Battle for Women's Independence. Feminist Review, No. 2 (1979), pp. 19-31
  Whittle, Louise (2004) Why Feminism? Worker's Action 27
~ Women in the House of Commons
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