About off our backs

off our backs is a nonprofit organization run by a collective where decisions are made by consensus. Formerly a print news journal by, for, and about women, off our backs was published from 1970 to 2008. Our backlist is available online through university libraries and research services.

The mission of off our backs is

  • to provide news and information about women’s lives and feminist activism
  • to educate the public about the status of women around the world
  • to serve as a forum for feminist ideas and theory
  • to be an information resource on feminist, women’s, and lesbian culture
  • to seek social justice and equality for women worldwide.
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