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 […]
Lesbian life continued to have moments of difficulty across Spain. The financial crisis reduced resources. Attacks on lesbians happened around Spain, and got local and national media attention. Lesbians faced identity issues when they had children. Rural lesbians continued to have move to big cities to avoid discrimination or travel to big cities to have social opportunities. In big cities, lesbians who did not fit the traditional mold of women in Spanish society faced their own problems and stigmatization. Lesbian social opportunities also had issues, with lesbian bars struggling to stay open.
Felipe González: 1982 and 1986: Feminism, lesbianism feminism, feminist lesbianism and lesbian separatism
Both in Spain and around the world, lesbians found themselves displaced; they were ignored by both feminists and by an increasingly misogynistic and patriarchal gay and trans liberation movement in the 1980s. Neither group were willing to address the specific needs of female homosexuals. Consequently, lesbian feminism and lesbian separatist movements began to grow in places like the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France and Australia. This shift in nominal earlier inclusiveness would have repercussions throughout this period and to the present day.
This is a review of 2021 Spanish lesbian history. Likely not complete. No history ever is. Lack of completeness has two major reasons. First, there are a number of stories that likely involved lesbians but lesbians didn’t appear to be mentioned other than as part of larger groups with no specific identity as lesbians. This […]