It Ain’t Me Babe

In Ain’t Me Babe was a radical feminist newspaper started by the Berkeley Women’s Liberation in the Berkeley, California in 1970.[1] Trina Robbins who wrote an underground comic with the same name was also involved with the newspaper.[2] This is one of many small organizations and publications that made up the larger women’s liberation movement that was beginning at the time. Indeed, the publication saw itself as part of this wider movement stating: “We must keep in mind that we are a movement not an organization. Our movement can and will be composed of many action organizations differentiated by their political orientation — rather than a single organization that attempts to represent everyone’s politics.”[3][4]

Papers like It Ain’t Me Babe were created to give voices to women who felt stifled by the larger mail dominated new left publications.[5]

It Ain't Me Babe Decemember 1970

It Ain’t Me Babe (December 1970)

It Ain't Me Babe (December 1970 Back Cover)

It Ain’t Me Babe (December 1970 Back Cover)

[1] http://www.hoodedutilitarian.com/2014/02/between-feminism-and-the-underground/

[2] http://www.hoodedutilitarian.com/2014/02/between-feminism-and-the-underground/

[3]http://foundsf.org/index.php?title=Women%27s_Liberation_Origins_and_Development_of_the_Movement

[4] “The Women’s Movement,” It Ain’t Me, Babe, March 15, 1970, p. 2.

[5] http://www.hoodedutilitarian.com/2014/02/between-feminism-and-the-underground/