The Pregnant Pause No. 7, Punk Rock Issue
San Francisco, California: The Population Institute, 1978. First edition. 4to,
[8 pp]. Saddle-stapled in offset wraps. Center poster (2 pp) laid in, as issued.
Horizontal crease in the center from folding. Postmarked and stamped,
addressed to Steve Samioff of Slash Magazine.
“Women’s Symposium” starts and ends the punk rock issue of this 1970’s music
mag. Debbie Harry of Blondie speaks frankly of her abortions, supporting the
need for sex education and open conversations around birth control and sex,
especially within relationships.
Sadly, misogyny continues to reign in supposedly progressive countercultures,
in politics, in art, and in the mainstream. Let us all be thankful for strong women
making good music and taking a stand.