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

The Lesbian Heresy: a Feminist Perspectiveon the Lesbian Sexual Revolution Sheila Jeffreys Spinifex 1993 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.…

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Call Me Lesbian: Lesbian Lives, Lesbian Theory

Call Me Lesbian: Lesbian Lives,Lesbian Theory Julia Penelope Crossing Press 1992 A collection of essays by lesbian feminist Julia Penelope. According to Sarah Hoagland, Julia Penelope’s books were written specifically to “put lesbian voices out there, enabling us to question what we’d internalized from heteropatriarchy and to develop lesbian meaning.” Hoagland refers to Julia Penelope as…

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Lesbian Nation: The Feminist Solution

Lesbian Nation: The Feminist Solution Jill Johnston Simon & Schuster 1973 Lesbian Nation: The Feminist Solution is a 1973 book by the radical lesbian feminist author and cultural critic Jill Johnston. The book was originally published as a series of essays featured in The Village Voice from 1969 to 1972. This collection of essays was an important early manifesto…

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Political Lesbianism

Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence

Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence Adrienne Rich Onlywomen Press 1981 From Wikipedia: Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence is a 1980 essay by Adrienne Rich, which was also published in her 1986 book Blood, Bread, and Poetry: Selected Prose 1979-1985. Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence is a text that is constructed to think about and inspire change about…

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For Lesbians Only: A Separatist Anthology

For Lesbians Only: A Separatist Anthology Lucia Hoagland and Julia Penelope Onlywomen Press 1988 This anthology includes essays by over 70 contributors: novelists, musicians, poets, philosophers, academics and seriously, rowdy dykes who document 20 years of lesbian activism. Political fervour; autobiographical insight; theoretical analyses; philosophical treatises; short stories; poetry; together these radical voices add up…

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Identity Politics: Lesbian Feminism and the Limits of Community

Identity Politics: Lesbian Feminism and the Limits of Community Shane Phelan Temple University Press 1989 In tracing how lesbian feminism came to be defined in uneasy relationships with the Women’s Movement and gay rights groups, Shane Phelan explores the tension between liberal ideals of individual rights and tolerance and communitarian ideals of solidarity. The debate…

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Love Your Enemy? The Debate Between Heterosexual Feminism and Political Lesbianism

Love Your Enemy? The Debate Between Heterosexual Feminism and PoliticalLesbianism Various Onlywomen Press 1981 From the introduction: “We are publishing this pamphlet because we think the discussion among feminists about political lesbianism is important. The Leeds Revolutionary Feminists paper was originally written as a conference paper and then published in WIRES, the internal national newsletter…