It is interesting that suddenly there is this nostalgia for the good old 70’s. In Montreal, our friend Myriam Fougere is wanting to make a film about lesbian separatism. Of course, I never heard of this woman Ariel whatever. We were definitely about politics, and S/M was considered a disgusting tool of the patriarchy. We did know pro S/M ers, like Joan Nestle, of lesbian herstory archives, and we did not get along. Wouldn’t you know the New Yorker would find some obscure weirdo to discuss lesbian separatism! Myriam, or course, knew the women most inspiring to us, and were friends with the Canadian ones….the real lesbian separatists. They had quite an active community, and we visited with them several times…they still go to FL to see some of the others, each year.
PS: I’ve got to brag about this—how rad, how touching!