off our backs

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Off our backs  
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Language English
Edited by Collective
Publication details
off our backs, inc. (United States)
Publication history
Frequency Bimonthly
ISSN 0030-0071
LCCN sv86023034
OCLC no. 1038241
JSTOR 00300071

off our backs (oob) was an American radical feminist periodical that ran from 1970[1] to 2008. It began publishing on February 27, 1970, with a twelve-page tabloid first issue. From 2002 the editors adapted it into a bimonthly journal.

off our backs was edited and published by a collective of women who practiced consensus decision-making. Marilyn Salzman Webb, Heidi Steffens, Marlene Wicks, Colette Reid, and Norma Lesser formed the original off our backs collective.[2] The staff later[when?] consisted of Carol Anne Douglas, Tacie Dejanikus, Amaya Roberson, Sherri Whatley, Laura Butterbaugh, Farar Elliott, Angie Manzano, Karla Mantilla, Jennie Ruby, Jenn Smith, Alice Henry, and Angie Young.[3]

off our backs was last published in 2008.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jenny Gunnarsson Payne (November 2009). "Feminist media as alternative media? A literature review". Interface: a journal for and about social movements. 1 (2). Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  2. ^ Brownmiller, Susan (2000). In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution. New York: Dial Press. ISBN 978-0-385-31486-2. OCLC 41885669. 
  3. ^ off our backs – About Us

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