Lydia Sargent (born January 10, 1942) is an American feminist, writer, author, playwright, and actor. She was a founder and original member of the South End Press Collective, as well as Z Magazine, which she co-edits and co-produces. She organizes the Z Communications Institute every year as well as teaching classes there. She is also a member of the interim consultative committee of the International Organization for a Participatory Society.
Her plays include "I Read About My Death In Vogue Magazine" and "Playbook" with Maxine Klein and Howard Zinn. She is the editor of Women and Revolution: The Unhappy Marriage of Marxism and Feminism, which features a lead essay by Heidi Hartmann. Lydia Sargent wrote the long-running "Hotel Satire" column for Z Magazine, "where gals come to learn their true purpose on this earth, i.e., to service men".
^Sargent, Lydia (ed.). Women and revolution: a discussion of the unhappy marriage of Marxism and Feminism. South End Press Political Controversies Series. Boston, Massachusetts: South End Press. ISBN9780896080621.
^Hartmann, Heidi (1981), "The unhappy marriage of Marxism and feminism: towards a more progressive union", in Sargent, Lydia, Women and revolution: a discussion of the unhappy marriage of Marxism and Feminism, South End Press Political Controversies Series, Boston, Massachusetts: South End Press, pp. 1–42, ISBN9780896080621.