Issue #16 (June 1975) of the collectively-edited publication from the feminist back-to-the-land commune Country Women in Albion, CA on the Mendocino coast. In at least 33 issues published through 1979, Country Women featured articles on feminist shared experience, practical how-to tips on country living (animal raising, carpentry, farming) and published poetry, songs and drawings by contributors from around the country. Each issue usually focused on a theme, plus practical articles. Issue 16 (1975) states that 7,500 copies were being distributed to 150 bookstores in 26 states, and that the publication had over 2,000 subscribers. As of Issue 23 (1977), 11,000 copies were being printed.
This issue's theme is "Women Working" and includes articles on women of the Weather Underground, thoughts of the members of the Country Women collective on the definiton of work, women firefighters, sexism in the workplace, a day in the life of a "lady electrician, a riverboat cook, Jackrabbit's Women's Printshop (Eugene, OR), an interview with a female farmer, a section exploring the issues surrounding working collectively including a history of and the struggles of the Country Women collective, and more. Practical articles include carpentry and hanging doors, clay digging, auto mechanics, self defense/martial arts, infant care, carrot farming and more. Item #1074.
Condition: Good, 2.5" closed tear to front cover, taped on the interior; residue of tape from mailing on front and back covers; some bleeding of green from covers to the first 4 and last 4 pages, likely due to moisture, also causing waviness to some pages; two mailing labels affixed to back cover (forwarded) with postal/pen marks; toning to interior newsprint pages as is common.