Against the dividing of women: lesbian feminism and heterosexuality Thompson, Denise en_US
dc.contributor.other Wilkinson, Sue en_US
dc.contributor.other Kitzinger, Celia en_US 2021-11-25T13:43:09Z 2021-11-25T13:43:09Z 1993 en_US
dc.description.abstract I am arguing for a continuity of interests between lesbians and heterosexual women, and that lesbians and heterosexual women have common experiences which enable them to understnd and empathize with each other. I document the history of the feminist critique of heterosexuality from early radical feminism to the contemporary arguments of Rich (1980), Raymond (1986) and Penelope (1985a, 1985b, 1985c). From a lesbian feminist standpoint, I suggest that setting up an oppositional dichotomy between 'lesbian' and 'heterosexual' divides women from each other and perpetuates the heterosexual hegemony. The continuing revaluation and redefinition of lesbianism is essential in order to achieve the political priority of feminism: an end to male domination. en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Sage en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other lesbian feminism en_US
dc.subject.other heterosexuality en_US
dc.subject.other male domination en_US
dc.title Against the dividing of women: lesbian feminism and heterosexuality en_US
dc.type Book Chapter en
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unsw.description.notePublic This chapter is identical to the 1992 paper of the same name. en_US London en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 169-180 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartoftitle Heterosexuality: A Feminism & Psychology Reader en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Thompson, Denise, Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US Social Policy Research Centre *
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