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Transcript Book Review / Know My Own Heart: The Diaries of Anne Lister Edited by Helena Whitbread by Christy Burchette Have there always been lesbians in the world9 Researchers have found documents that date as far back at the eighteenth century. But still some argue that lesbianism is a result of modern western culture. Due to the lack of records, much of lesbian history is kept through oral stories and diaries. As with much of oral history, stories have changed throughout the years and many of the names and dates have been lost. Although, some diaries have been kept and preserved and through these recordings, we can piece together a herstory that dates back to the 18th century. One of the most interesting diaries is that of Anne Lister. Anne Lister was born in 1791 and was an English gentlewoman who inherited an estate in west Yorkshire. Her diaries begin in 1817 when she was 21 years old. At this time, English sources began to document the public appearance of the sapphist role, sapphist being women who adopted masculine behaviors and often dressed like men. Much of Lister's diary describes the details of local society and land management. The rest resembles a modern soap opera. Lister had many lovers, and often, explicitly described her sexual relations with these lovers. Lister insisted that she knew how to f please girls, because her manner was not "all masculine but rather softly gentleman-like". At age 30, Lister started becoming very masculine. She stopped menstruating and began to grow a moustaches. As she settled into her sapphist identity, she met Miss Pickford, a masculinized woman who dressed in men's clothing. Lister was joyed; she had been looking for confirmation that she was not the only sapphist in the world. Pickford was honest with Lister and told her about past female lovers; however, Lister was hesitant to reveal her sexuality in fear of exposing her long-time lover, Marianne Lawton. During this time, Lister was having sexual relations with three women. But the most important was her relationship with Marianne Lawton, who was married to an older well-off man. The two women continued to sleep with each other whenever the opportunity arose. Lister was usually the initiator, and it was not unusual for them to have two sexual encounters in one night. The women hoped that Lawton's husband would die so that they could live together. Lawton wanted Lister to exclusively have relations with her, but Lister had many affairs that she hoped Lawton would never discover. Nonetheless, after lovemaking one night they vowed marriage to each other in bed and agreed to take the sacrament together as a pledge, but to avoid any other ceremony as long as Lawton's husband was alive. Unfortunately, the two women ended this "marriage" after realizing Lawton had contracted a venereal disease from her husband who, in turn, had passed it on to Lister. The two argued and then eventually separated. To recover, Lister went to Paris where she met Maria Barlow. They resided together with Barlow's daughter in a boarding house Their sexual relations began shortly thereafter. Lister describes experiencing orgasms by pressing Barlow down in her lap. On other occasions, Lister put her finger into her vagina. But when the two went to bed, Lister would not allow Barlow to penetrate her. Barlow offered to deflower Lister to give her relief. This astonished Lister who responded that Barlow was womanizing her too much. Lister left Paris and returned to Lawton. The two women convinced Lawton's husband into more or less accepting their relationship. When Lister discovered that Lawton's husband had never entered her fully enough to break her hymen, Lister did so with her right middle finger and declared that Lawton never really belonged to her husband. Lister and Lawton separated again in 1834, and Lister lived with another woman ten years her junior. While traveling through Russia in 1840, Lister became ill and died before her return home. HUBBARD Financial Services, Inc. • Income Tax Service • Past Due & Out-Of-State Returns • Estates, Trusts & Gift Returns • Business Bookkeeping & Tax Returns □□□ □□□ □□□ Kathy Hubbard, E.A. (713) 522-9000 Fax:(713)526-6588 2615 Montrose Blvd. • Houston, Texas 77006 One Block off Westheimer at the corner of Montrose and California Lisa Thiel A singer of Goddess spirited songs, will be in Houston, June 29 for a concert and June 30 for a workshop. Contact Lucia's Garden (523- 6794) for information prices j Dyke Night at Carrs by sobbi rrombo Continued from Page 4 I squeak around the corner into the produce department, and there she stands, next to her empty cart, still fondling the same cucumber. She begins to smile as I pull up and then back my cart in next to her parallel-parked cart. 24 zucchinis 12 cucumbers 36 condoms - lubricated, assorted colors, non-ribbed Astroglide 4 quarts coffee ice-cream (Hagendaaz) 2 quarts Cool Whip 2 cans pressurized whipped cream 2 jars maraschino cherries 60 boxes cherry Jello 4 boxes Saran Wrap 100yd economy pack 1 box Milkbone dog biscuits She is smiling, but still so aloof, so un- talk-to-able. She tries to be unamused, unimpressed. She succeeds. My front wheel is smoking and smells like toast. I whip out my shopping-cart bumper jack and lug wrench, lift the cart, and remove the wheel with expert dexterity and super dyke confidence. Not much I can do but jury-rig it enough to make it to the check-out zone. She watches. I watch her watch me. I think if she offers me her pantyhose, I will find a way to marry her. I break the safety seal and squirt Astroglide into the wheel bearing. She has leaned over to get a better view. She is very interested. Perhaps she needs her oil changed. Her engine rebuilt. A leaky faucet fixed. A tree felled. Logs split. A Ramen noodle casserole prepared. (I am equally skilled with a chainsaw and a cuisinart.) Maybe a picture hung. Or a lightbulb changed. Maybe she needs me to lift some heavy things. Or add a room to her home. Or a basement. I can do all these tasks for her with only a pocketknife and a fist-sized stone. Perhaps she needs the earth moved. I put the wheel back on and lower the cart. She is impressed. I smiled as I got into my truck, opened the Milkbones and tossed one to Bingo. Dyke Night At Carrs was all that I imagined. Reprinted from Klondyke Kontact, a publication of the Alaska Women's Community. The Houston Area Women's Center offers free individual counseling and support services for lesbian and bisexual survivors of domestic violence. Battered lesbians/bisexual women must overcome the obstacles that all battered women must face including: fear for their lives and their children's lives, lack of resources, isolation, self-blame and denial. Additionally, if battered lesbians report the assault, they often face the problem of being "outed" to police officers, the District Attorney's office, the local women's center and often their families. There is now help available for lesbians/bisexual women who are confronting these issues The Women's Center offers free individual counseling, support services and shelter to all women and children who have been battered or sexually assaulted. To schedule an appointment, call 528-2121.