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A Plain Brown Rapper

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Distributed by The Crossing Press, Trumansburg, New York 14886.

Contents: Violence --
Coitus interruptus --
Yale break --
Something about "walk a mile in my shoes" --
Say it isn't so --
August 26, 1970, N.Y.C. --
Hanoi to Hoboken: a round trip ticket --
Living with other women --
Take a lesbian to lunch --
The last straw --
The shape of things to come --
Roxanne Dunbar --
Gossip --
236 pages
Published (first published 1976)
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Jun 06, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: lesbians, lesbian historians,
Recommended to Stephy by: I was waiting for it.
Rita Mae Brown was one of the most articulate political theoreticians of the Lesbian Movement of the 1970s in the USA. This is still quite probably my favorite lesbian political book of all time. Sarah Hoaglund writes famous drivel. Plain Brown Rapper is difficult to find, but worth the trouble. This book literally changed my life. I look back on it, almost thirty years later, and realize that it may have had entirely too much influence on my thinking, but it taught me to stand up for myself and ...more
Jan 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: feminists
Way ahead of its time, this set of essays, rantings, poetry that Rita wrote back in the day, would still stir up a mess of controversy certainly between chauvanists and feminists, but also among feminists, perhaps even of the same brand of feminism. Its radical, militant, and uncompromising.
Fucking brilliant. oh yeah and out of print. find it!
Oct 06, 2008 rated it really liked it
These radical lesbian/femenist essays from the 70's were fun, provocative, cutting, clear, and full of a compelling political analysis. I enjoyed the voice a lot, and I feel like it grounded my understanding of the 2nd wave femenist movement more. Thirty plus years later, and Rita Mae Brown's ideas are just as radical and pertinent.
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misandry 4eva!
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The star rating is probably unfair. I don't usually care for poetry.
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Rita Mae Brown is a prolific American writer, most known for her mysteries and other novels (Rubyfruit Jungle). She is also an Emmy-nominated screenwriter.

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