The Lesbian Heresy: A Feminist Perspective on the Lesbian Sexual Revolution

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Spinifex Press, 1993 - 208 páginas
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Once, lesbian feminists transformed lesbians from a stigmatized sexual practice into a political practice that posed a challenge to male supremacy and its basic institution of heterosexuality. Lesbian feminism sought to overturn the sexual system of male dominance and female submission. Lesbian sex and loving was to the egalitarian alternative. There were heretics. A lesbian sex industry is now making a profit from women's oppression, reaching lesbians to turn the pain of abuse and subordination into 'pleasure' and calling this liberation. Sadomasochism, sex toys and porn are being promoted as authentic lesbian sexuality, backed up by sex therapists and poststructuralist theory. A lesbian 'sexual revolution' is fitting lesbians back into the sado-society. Feminist theorist, Sheila Jeffreys, challenges the male supremacist and racist assumptions of the sex industry. The Lesbian Heresy advocates the continued creation of a separate lesbian culture, community, friendship and ethics based on principles of equality and resistance. And once again, lesbian feminists are deemed heretics.
 

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Dreadful. I can see many young impressionable minds being swayed by it unfortunately. I'd struggle to pick out one point above any other, but the twisting of other people's words and beliefs for the purpose of creating something fitting their politics better ranks pretty highly. Ugh. Leer reseña completa

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The Lesbian Sexual Revolution
17
Lesbian Sex Therapy
47
Postmodernism and Lesbian and Gay Theory
79
The Lesbian Outlaw
99
Lesbians and Gay Male Culture
117
A Deeper Separation
149
Sadomasochism The Erotic Cult of Fascism
171
References
191
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Sheila Jeffreys is author of "The Spinster and Her Enemies: Feminism and Sexuality 1880-1930" (1985) and editor of "The Sexuality of Debates".

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