The Radicalesbians, a lesbian feminist group based in New York City, changed the perception of the words “lesbian” “radical” through their famous 1970 work Woman Identified Woman and their subsequent zap at the Second Congress to Unite Women. Both of these events helped mainline feminists understand their own internalized misogyny and fear of lesbians, and helped shift the meaning of the word lesbian in mainline feminism from a derogatory term to a political identity that women regardless of their sexuality began to use.
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