Safe Space

Feminist Literature, 1966

The adult form of an infant playpen.

Despite a parallel between the “sacred space” of paganism/witchcraft, activist Moira Kenney claims in her 2001 book “Mapping Gay L.A.: The Intersection of Place and Politics” the idea originated in gay and lesbian bars during the 60s to evade sodomy laws, as well as the Women’s Movement of the same time to seek “distance from men and patriarchal thought” in order to promote “consciousness raising”, according to Kathy Sarachild, a founder of pageant-disrupting wimmin’s lib group the New York Radical Women.