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Pointblank Times 1978-01 - 1978-02 - Page 17. January - February 1978. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 20, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/4005/show/3988.

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Title Pointblank Times 1978-01 - 1978-02
Date January - February 1978
Description Vol. 4 No. 1
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Transcript continued from page 16 Not a significant left feminist presence was at IWY. Some radical women were delegates, some of us were there as observers, and there was a rally and a number of caucuses. Some women from Boston called themselves the Lucy Parsons Collective and handed out a newspaper that had a socialist-feminist critique of IWY. But that did not amount to a unified presence. We discussed the problem in a workshop on anarchism at the lesbian gathering before the plenaries started. Our strength has been in the small groups — consciousness-raising, project-oriented, community based — that have been at the heart of the lesbian/feminist and radical feminist movement; yet many of us agreed that an organized national presence is essential. How do we pull that off without destroying the very heart and soul of our power? The work of the National Gay Task Force (NGTF) provided us with a piece of the answer. This feels like the first time that we as lesbians have made our mark in such a political gathering, and the first time that we have played with power (although we must not fool ourselves about the depth of that power). Yet there were problems with this. The NGTF's total emphasis on getting the sexual preference resolution passed left gaps for a lot of us. Many of us had come not because we were committed to the IWY process per se, but we understood that Houston was an important moment in the herstory of our movement, and we wanted to learn from it and bring our own perspective to it. A political conflict exists between a willingness to jump into establishment defined national arenas of struggle (NGTF) and a desire to remain more outside the bounds of a system considered illegal at its core. As the Lesberadas (Houston lesbian collective) described themselves: "A desperado is an outlaw. An outlaw is one who is put outside the law, exiled, and who is deprived of the law's benefits and protection, a fugitive. A Lesberada.is a lesbian outlaw. All lesbians are outlaws." NGTF talks more in terms of "lesbian rights" and equality, as though they can be won within this system. I came away appreciating both groups, but feeling much more a part of the Lesberada scene. Yet the NGTF obviously coordinated a very important victory for us all and I am grateful. I don't believe there is one Best Way to Move. There are many levels to the struggle. I do hold as unnegotiable that real liberation cannot be had within this system, and that when we talk about social change, we are talking about a fundamental re-structuring. Doing away with the patriarchy and not trying to maneuver inside of it. (I admit that how that comes down in practice is often not clear but it is crucial to keep that vision always in front of us.) The fact that the government sponsored a women's conference (not a women's liberation conference) is recognition of the impact we have made on society. But the power there was our power. We built the movement and we have sustained it and that is how it will continue to be, continued on page 18 January/February 1978 17