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Essays Tagged: Old guard



Why Old Guard? by David Masterson
Filed in: old guard

In the late 1940s early 1950s it was reported that a group of WWII veterans came back to the united states to settle into their respective places in society. However, some of these veterans still want[...]

Old Guard, New Guard by Gayle Rubin
Filed in: general knowledge, old guard

I have problems with the way in which the distinction between "Old Guard" and "New Guard" is sometimes deployed. While there are many differences between leather/SM as it was prac[...]

Why I Despise the Old Gard by Chuck and Donna Cosimano
Filed in: old guard

Because they're a waste of skin? Ok, this is going to be a very difficult article for me to write because I'm going to try to be somewhat objective about this subject and not drown myself in my own ve[...]