THE RADICAL THERAPIST Volume 1, #3, Special Issue: Women (Minot, North Dakota: The Radical Therapist, August-September, 1970).
Tabloid size journal, loosely bound and folded once, as issued. 20pp. (incl. cover). Illustrated.
This issue, edited by Judith Brown, “a feminist who helped organize the Gainesville, Florida W.L. group and is an editor for the R.T.”, focused entirely on women. In her full-page editorial, Brown explains the radical roots of the many Pro-Woman Line papers included, and concludes that in “this issue we offer some of our ideas, about therapy, psychiatry, the family, our movement, and we offer some of our humor and our art. Women will know what we mean. Men should try to understand.”
Contents, some of them reprinted from “Notes From the Second Year: Women’s Liberation” (item #46), “Off Our Backs”, and “The Old Mole”, include the Redstockings Manifesto; “Brainwashing and Women” by a Redstockings Sister; a critique of male supremacy, private property and the family by Carol Giardina; “Is Women’s Liberation a Therapy Group?” by Marilyn Zweig; a Women’s Health Manifesto; Martha Shelley on “Lesbianism”; “Men and Women Living Together”, drawn in a series of diagrams by a Bread and Roses Member; “Marriage and Psychotherapy” by Phyllis Chesler”; a full-page Women’s Liberation bibliography; letters; and ads., including Radical America, The Ladder, and (the Dialectics of) Liberation Records (the following issue was scheduled to include “A bevy of articles from the Philadelphia Association regarding Kingsley Hall and the basic notions of anti-psychiatry”, with articles by Joseph Berke, Mary Barnes, and others).
Twelve issues of The Radical Therapist were published, before the editorial collective changed the journal’s title to Rough Times in April 1972.