An incomplete history Lesbians and feminism in Spain by region
Last night on my Twitter feed, there were some big discussions about lesbians and feminism in Spain. I can’t really weigh into those debates in Spanish but what I can do is compile a history from various documents I have about lesbians and feminism in Spain. This piece is not very cohesive because what it…
A lesbian history of Mérida
Early details about lesbian history in Mérida are lacking, with other cities like Badajoz, Cáceres and Llerena and appearing to play a larger role in understanding and being the center of lesbian life in Extremadura.
Mariano Rajoy and Pedro Sánchez eras: Bollero feminism and LGTB intersections with lesbianism and abolitionist feminism
Lesbian political goals independent from the broader feminist movement and independent of the LGTB collective largely disappeared in this period, with a few exceptions focused around family rights.
Mariano Rajoy and Pedro Sánchez eras: Political and legal situation, relationship, family and reproductive rights
With a conservative government in power, the tenor of the campaign for political rights had changed in Spain along with the areas of focus changing.
An Extremadura Lesbian History
One of the issues I have been having recently is an understanding that lesbian history often needs context, be it a broader historical context to establish the cultural narrative for which that history is situated or a theoretical framework such as feminist or queer theory. Below is a brief example of what happens when you…