W hen Betty Friedan started the National Organization for Women, the last thing she wanted male America to think of was butch lesbians. The problem was, they were women too. Inpolitical activism in America was reaching a fever pitch.
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Sara Ahmed is a feminist writer, scholar, and activist. This chapter argues for a revival of lesbian feminism precisely given how lesbian feminism makes feminism into a life question. It reflects on how lesbians come up against walls even when we appear to have been included by institutions such as marriage.
Newton and her students agreed to contribute an extended version of the site to OutHistory. As the Second Wave of feminism picked up steam during the s, feminist discourse largely ignored lesbianism. Some feminists harbored hostile attitudes towards lesbians, however. Some viewed lesbianism as a sexual rather than a political issue.
We're on their trail, and we've got many fresh leads to chase down — please support our work. We have always been traitors to gender essentialism. The recent UK debates around the Gender Recognition Act GRA create the illusion that one strand of feminism is inherently anti-trans: radical and lesbian feminism.
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She, who had initially chosen Sciences Po to become senior official in the French public service, eventually comes back as a Doctor. In octobershe passed her viva at the London School of Economics with no corrections. She told us her story.
The recent UK debates around the Gender Recognition Act create the illusion that one strand of feminism is inherently anti-trans: radical and lesbian feminism. We have always been traitors to gender essentialism. When trans-exclusionary feminists claim to speak in the name of radical feminism, they erase its diversity. In truth, intimacy and solidarity with transgender folks and trans struggles for rights, justice and respect are central to our history and our roots, as feminists and lesbians.
With this one-day workshop, we want to rethink the movements that the riots supposedly spawned in a European context. Gay liberation was never a one-way flow from across the Atlantic. While the Gay Liberation Front, set up in late in New York, was an important catalyst for similar groups in Europe, activist innovations crossed the Atlantic in the other direction too.