Feminism & Zines- a Brief History Kelsey Smith Reference Librarian  Olympia Timberland Library Megan Kelso- www.girlhero.com
Zine History in 5 Minutes or Less <ul><li>100-1400 AD-  Chinese refine paper, codices, moveable type </li></ul><ul><li>145...
5 Minute Zine History… <ul><li>1944-  Xerox Machine! </li></ul><ul><li>1960-  IBM Selectric typewriter! </li></ul><ul><li>...
MORE 5 Minute Zine History… <ul><li>Late-70’s-  DIY & Indie movement is born </li></ul><ul><li>Early 80’s-  Factsheet Five...
Third Wave Feminism <ul><li>Rejection of the “old ways” </li></ul><ul><li>Personal choice </li></ul><ul><li>Sex positive <...
Zinester Hall of Fame <ul><li>Ariel Gore </li></ul><ul><li>Artnoose (Karen Switzer) </li></ul><ul><li>Erica Bailie </li></...
Feminist Zines <ul><li>Anarcha Feminism </li></ul><ul><li>April Fool’s Day </li></ul><ul><li>Bitch </li></ul><ul><li>Brain...
Mamazines & Parenting Zines <ul><li>As Soon As You’re Born… </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind </li></ul><u...
Reproductive Health Zines <ul><li>Fertility Awareness for Non-Invasive Birth Control </li></ul><ul><li>Free to Choose </li...
Body & Sex Positive Zines <ul><li>2-Way Freak </li></ul><ul><li>Cocoa Puss </li></ul><ul><li>Fat is Beautiful </li></ul><u...
Genderqueer Zines <ul><li>The Assassin & the Whiner </li></ul><ul><li>Bamboo Girl </li></ul><ul><li>Dar! </li></ul><ul><li...
Let’s Make Some Zines! Stolen Sharpie Revolution by Alex Wrekk Zine assembly by Addtadd-  http://addtadd.blogspot.com
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Feminism & Zines A Brief History

  1. 1. Feminism & Zines- a Brief History Kelsey Smith Reference Librarian Olympia Timberland Library Megan Kelso- www.girlhero.com
  2. 2. Zine History in 5 Minutes or Less <ul><li>100-1400 AD- Chinese refine paper, codices, moveable type </li></ul><ul><li>1450- Gutenberg, “the original zinester” </li></ul><ul><li>1699- Chapbooks </li></ul><ul><li>1856- Mimeograph! </li></ul><ul><li>Late 1800’s- Women’s Suffrage Movement </li></ul><ul><li>Early 1900’s- Arts & Crafts Movement (European DIY) </li></ul><ul><li>1916- Dada movement </li></ul><ul><li>1926- Amazing Stories! SciFi/Horror discussion groups </li></ul>
  3. 3. 5 Minute Zine History… <ul><li>1944- Xerox Machine! </li></ul><ul><li>1960- IBM Selectric typewriter! </li></ul><ul><li>1960’s & 70’s- political, experimental lit, music reviews, & creative layout & design come into play </li></ul><ul><li>Mid-60’s- Underground press & comix </li></ul><ul><li>Mid-60’s- offset printing gets cheaper </li></ul><ul><li>Mid-70’s- punk zines, Kinko’s! </li></ul>
  4. 4. MORE 5 Minute Zine History… <ul><li>Late-70’s- DIY & Indie movement is born </li></ul><ul><li>Early 80’s- Factsheet Five! Queer zines! </li></ul><ul><li>1980’s- Dropping the fan in fanzines… </li></ul><ul><li>1990’s- Riot Grrrl, Bust, Sassy, Third Wave Feminism </li></ul><ul><li>Late 90’s- Zinefests & Expos & Symposiums, oh my! </li></ul><ul><li>http://aad.uoregon.edu/culturework/zines/timeline.html </li></ul>
  5. 5. Third Wave Feminism <ul><li>Rejection of the “old ways” </li></ul><ul><li>Personal choice </li></ul><ul><li>Sex positive </li></ul><ul><li>Fat positive </li></ul><ul><li>Reproductive Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Rejection of gender binary </li></ul><ul><li>“ The personal is political” </li></ul><ul><li>Genderqueer </li></ul><ul><li>Reclaiming of terms </li></ul><ul><li>Riotgrrrl & Girl Power </li></ul>
  6. 6. Zinester Hall of Fame <ul><li>Ariel Gore </li></ul><ul><li>Artnoose (Karen Switzer) </li></ul><ul><li>Erica Bailie </li></ul><ul><li>Donna Dresch </li></ul><ul><li>Ariel Gore </li></ul><ul><li>Grrl Zines a Go-Go </li></ul><ul><li>Ayun Halliday </li></ul><ul><li>Kathleen Hanna </li></ul><ul><li>Urban Hermitt </li></ul><ul><li>Nomi Lamm </li></ul><ul><li>Bee Lavender </li></ul><ul><li>China Martens </li></ul><ul><li>Inga Muscio </li></ul><ul><li>Cristy Road </li></ul><ul><li>Kim “Riot” Schwenk </li></ul><ul><li>Jerianne Thompson </li></ul><ul><li>Tobi Vail </li></ul><ul><li>Alex Wrekk </li></ul><ul><li>Ciara Xyerra </li></ul>
  7. 7. Feminist Zines <ul><li>Anarcha Feminism </li></ul><ul><li>April Fool’s Day </li></ul><ul><li>Bitch </li></ul><ul><li>Brainscan </li></ul><ul><li>Bust </li></ul><ul><li>Culture Slut </li></ul><ul><li>Dames on Frames </li></ul><ul><li>Doris </li></ul><ul><li>The F Word </li></ul><ul><li>Jigsaw </li></ul><ul><li>Ker-Bloom </li></ul><ul><li>The Rag </li></ul><ul><li>Sassy </li></ul><ul><li>Tenacious </li></ul><ul><li>Venus Zine </li></ul><ul><li>White Blackbirds </li></ul><ul><li>Xtra Tuf </li></ul>
  8. 8. Mamazines & Parenting Zines <ul><li>As Soon As You’re Born… </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind </li></ul><ul><li>East Village Inky </li></ul><ul><li>Greenwoman </li></ul><ul><li>Hatch Mister Sister </li></ul><ul><li>Hip Mama </li></ul><ul><li>Mamaphiles </li></ul><ul><li>Miranda </li></ul><ul><li>Miranda </li></ul><ul><li>Paco </li></ul><ul><li>Phases of the Moon </li></ul><ul><li>Placenta </li></ul><ul><li>Rad Dad </li></ul><ul><li>Raise Some Hell! </li></ul><ul><li>The Way It Is </li></ul><ul><li>Zuzu & the Baby Catcher </li></ul>
  9. 9. Reproductive Health Zines <ul><li>Fertility Awareness for Non-Invasive Birth Control </li></ul><ul><li>Free to Choose </li></ul><ul><li>Harlot RN </li></ul><ul><li>Hot Pantz </li></ul><ul><li>HPV </li></ul><ul><li>Jane </li></ul><ul><li>Mine </li></ul><ul><li>Wives’ Tales </li></ul>
  10. 10. Body & Sex Positive Zines <ul><li>2-Way Freak </li></ul><ul><li>Cocoa Puss </li></ul><ul><li>Fat is Beautiful </li></ul><ul><li>Fatty Fatty 2x4 </li></ul><ul><li>Figure 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Go Fuck Yourself </li></ul><ul><li>I’m so Fucking Beautiful </li></ul><ul><li>Old Weird America </li></ul><ul><li>Resume of Charm </li></ul><ul><li>Slut Utopia </li></ul>
  11. 11. Genderqueer Zines <ul><li>The Assassin & the Whiner </li></ul><ul><li>Bamboo Girl </li></ul><ul><li>Dar! </li></ul><ul><li>Girl/Boy </li></ul><ul><li>I Heart Amy Carter </li></ul><ul><li>Push </li></ul><ul><li>Really Gay! </li></ul><ul><li>Shortandqueer </li></ul><ul><li>Shotgun Seamstress </li></ul><ul><li>Urban Hermitt & the Flow Chronicles </li></ul><ul><li>Worse Than Queer </li></ul>
  12. 12. Let’s Make Some Zines! Stolen Sharpie Revolution by Alex Wrekk Zine assembly by Addtadd- http://addtadd.blogspot.com

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