The Woman Identified Woman
Pittsburgh, PA: Radicalesbians, 1970. Two, double-sided white sheets, stapled upper left hand corner. Slight tanning to top edge, minor wear, else very good.
KNOW was a radical feminist Pittsburgh publishing collective. A foundational document in second wave feminism: part of a 'zap' associated with the Lavender Menace Protest at the Second Congress to Unite Women in NYC in May 1970, as it spoke to lesbian outrage at being shut out of proceedings at the Congress: they cut the lights, took the stage and denounced the Congress for its exclusion of gay activists, and distributed copies of this 10-paragraph polemic there. It was also printed by other collectives, but unclear as to priority. Very few copies of any of the early or original publications of this in institutions. It led to substantial changes in the years that followed, including additions to the platform that NOW adopted at their 1971 convention.