My mother who’s white, a hippie, and a midwife uses the book Our Bodies, Our Selves as a guide back when I was growing up. The information and illustrations were great. Though it seemed very much written by white women for white women. And I remember my mother with a degree of disdain saying the women who wrote the book were gay. Gay people weren’t allowed on the commune The Farm where I grew up. The impulse amongst the midwives was to dismiss queer women.

Great article Mona. Happy International Vagina Day! And fuck cis-heteropatriarchy!

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Fuck cis-heterpatriarchy indeed! Thank you, Ida--for your comment and your support of FEMINIST GIANT. I really appreciate it and send you love and solidarity.

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