ⓘ Womans Journal-Advocate was a feminist newspaper published in Lincoln, Nebraska from 1982 to 1992. It was created to increase communication among Lincolns women ..

                                     

ⓘ Womans Journal-Advocate

Womans Journal-Advocate was a feminist newspaper published in Lincoln, Nebraska from 1982 to 1992. It was created to increase communication among Lincolns womens and lesbian groups, and to publish and promote artwork and writing by women. Womans Journal-Advocate was named for two nineteenth-century feminist newspapers, Womans Journal and The Womans Advocate.

According to journalist C. J. Janovy, "Lincoln was a hotbed of lesbian political activity" in the time leading up to the newspapers founding. Some of the newspapers content advocated political lesbianism and feminist separatism. The newspaper contained reviews of and publicity for lesbian and feminist artists and performers, such as Judy Chicago, and hoped to foster a "Feminist Aesthetic" of distinctively feminist styles in artwork.

The newspaper frequently dealt forcefully with the subjects of rape and domestic violence. It reported on local cases and statistics measuring these crimes, and on volunteer and official responses to them. It aimed for political and social reform, including a greater acceptance of women who respond with violence toward their attackers.

Co-founders of the newspaper include linguist Julia Penelope, journalist Martha Stoddard, and poets Linnea Johnson and Judith Sornberger. The paper printed writing by Helen Longino, Sonia Johnson, Moira Ferguson, Carol Lee Sanchez, Barbara A. Baier, Lin Quenzer, and many other feminist writers, particularly of Nebraska and the Midwest region. It printed dispatches from the Lincoln Legion of Lesbians, Queer Nation Nebraska, the YWCA and other organizations.