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Vol. 1, No. 5
Daviller, BrendaDeknatel, LindaGardner, VirginiaGehman, MaryGrue, Lee MeitzenHingle, DarleneJohnson, BernetteMcElroy, MeredithMiller, LynnNewbrough, CelesteNewbrough, NoritaPharr, SuzanneSeidman, Evi
American newspapers--Sections, columns, etc.--WomenFeminism and educationSecond-wave feminismWomen political activists
Distaff was the first and only feminist newspaper published in New Orleans. Founded in 1972 by Mary Gehman and Donna Swanson, Distaff served as a forum for women's voices in politics, activism, and the arts.
Cover - Household Workers Organize by Bernette Johnson, Changing Images at the YWCA by Brenda Davillier;;;;;;;;;;;
Page 2 - Essay: The Female Headed Family and the Myth of Male Centrality by Celeste Newbrough, Distaff staff
Page 3 - Changing Images at the YWCA by Brenda Davillier (continued), Son on my back by M.E. Gehman, A People’s Directory
Page 4 - Up Against Shell Oil Company by Linda Deknatel, Ceremony by Virginia Gardner
Page 5 - Prison Reform: Taylor Forms Action Group by Meredith McElroy, Advertisement – The Lazybug Shop
Page 6 – Discrimination: a case in point by Mary Gehman, Credibility Gap by Evi Seidman, Advertisement – Maple Street Book Shop, Advertisement – The Shamrock on Dublin
Page 4 - Page 7 – The Feminist Eye: Big Wheels Rolled in Texas by Suzanne Pharr, Advertisement – Distaff, Advertisement – Michele’s Boutique
Page 8 - Growing up Gay by Lynn Miller, I am the Symbol Called Mother by Lee Meitzen Grue, Advertisement – Wildflower, Advertisement – Betty Brasseaux
Page 9 - The Art of Pregnancy by Lee Meitzen Grue, Madonna by Norita Newbrough, Advertisement – The Strawberry Patch
Page 10 - Big wheels… (continued), Household Workers Organize by Bernette Johnson (continued), Right On!
Page 11 - Women’s Poetry: A Treat for the Senses by Darlene Hingle, Advertisement - How and Why People Go Left, Advertisement – His ‘N Hers Clothes Closet, Advertisement – Sidney’s Newsstand
Page 12 - Letters to Us, Essay: The Female Headed Family and the Myth of Male Centrality by Celeste Newbrough (continued), Advertisement – Jerusalem Gardens, Advertisement - Distaff
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