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Distaff Women's Journal presented a "preview" edition in 1973. Distaff Women's Journal The preview of Distaff Women's Journal dropped in New Orleans in December, 1972. A "distaff" is a spindle, or stick that is used to assist in spinning fiber into yarn or thread. Over time, the definition expanded to encompasses women's work in general, since spinning yarn was never considered a "man's job." Distaff Women's Journal developed from the political writings of Barbara Scott, a lesbisan activist and bar-owner. She ran for the Louisiana House of Representatives, advocating for the creation of a journal/newspaper covering women's/feminist issues. Page one...
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