*Two* women to know: Liza Cowan and Penny House

We are not interested in telling the straight world what we are doing. In fact, we hope they never even see the magazine. — Liza Cowan and Penny House

(image via Dyke Quarterly)


In the 1970s, lifelong friends Liza and Penny launched their own magazine, for women like them: Dyke.

Liza and Penny launched Dyke as a lesbian separatist pub, promoting articles, poems and other original work that advocated other queer women like them should create their own no-dudes-allowed society. Only in this real-life Themyscira, they argued, could women like them live freely. (Fun fact: they also popularized today's must-have "The Future is Female" T-shirt ... in the 1970s)

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