Title: Brat Attack, #4
Additional Title: The Zine for Leatherdykes and Other Bad Girrrlz
Author: Christine & Fish / Brat Attack, PO Box 40754, San Francisco, CA 94140
Publisher: San Francisco, CA: Brat Attack
Publication Date: 1993 Summer/Fall
- Lesbians — Zines
- Queer Punk — Zines
“Brat Attack thus emerged as a mouthpiece for young lesbian punks to express their discontent with S/M community” (Collins, 1999, p. 70).
“Brat Attack has inherited a tradition of both academic and grassroots feminist engagement with sexuality, where understandings of the relationships among power, gender, and sexual representation are at the center of disagreements over the sexual victimization and/or empowerment of women” (Collins, 1999, p. 71-72).
“This Zine is about sex and sex is like something that you put away and you lock up” (Fish in Collins, 1999, p. 76).
“Brat Attack favors tactics of complexity and contradiction over cohesive visions of a politicized lesbian sadomasochistic sexuality” (Collins, 1999, p. 80).
[Reference: Collins, D. (1999). ‘No experts-guaranteed!’: Do-it-yourself sex radicalism and the production of the lesbian sex Zine Brat Attack. Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 25(11), 65-89.]
Issue 4 contains the following articles: “How to Be a Top,” “Letters,” “When Good Gossip Becomes History,” “An Extremely Unofficial Timeline of Dyke S&M,”
“Allegra’s Story, Chicago 1980-1981: Leather in the Closet,” “Captivate,”
“Fever for Leather,” “Diggy Diver Dyke on the Go,” “Violence Against S/M “Women Within the Lesbian Community: A Nation-Wide Survey,” “Why I Play With My Cunt,” “Differently Pleasured,” “Working Class SM Dykes Lay Down the Line: Part II,” “Basic Butch 101,” Phone Survey and Bulletin Board, and review of SM 101: A Realistic Introduction and The Sexually Dominant Woman: A Workbook for Nervous Beginners.”