Mary McIntosh (1936-2013) was a sociologist known for her work on gay and lesbian identity, the family and social deviance. She was a member of the Gay Liberation Front 1970-73 and active in women's liberation throughout. She was one of the group that initiated The Women's Liberation Campaign for Financial and Legal Independence, approved as the 'Fifth Demand' at the 1974 National Conference of the Women's Liberation Movement. It later launched the YBA Wife? campaign. She was also a founder member of Feminist Review and later belonged to Feminists Against Censorship.
Listen to Mary McIntosh discussing the Women's Liberation Campaign for Financial and Legal Independence (YBA Wife?)
, the Women's Budget Group
, and her journey from GLF to WLM
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Further information about the life of Mary McIntosh can be found here via the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.