Very Good. Item #6306
New York: R.A.T. Publications, . Newsprint tabloid format (16 x 11.5 inches);  pp. Folded horizontally. Illustrations throughout. Graphically compelling layout.
Underground radical newspaper out of New York City. Stories inside this issue include cocktail waitresses protesting their treatment at a Joe Namath bar, Leslie Bacon’s arrest in connection with the 1971 Capitol Building bombing, and a long missive accusing a woman named Virginia Ruffalo of being an undercover police agent working to sabotage the women’s movement. Also includes a section on women’s health titled: “All About Cunts.”
Originally published as Rat Subterranean News starting in 1968, women took over the magazine in 1970 in protest to the magazine’s depiction of women. The paper became known as Women’s LibeRATion until it ceased publication in 1972 due to lack of funds and divisiveness, about both race and sexuality, within the group.
All articles are uncredited and no editorial staff listed, keeping with the group’s resistance to hierarchy and suspicion of authority.