Hysteria, Feminism, and Gender Revisited
... between 1895 and 1900 on the basis of his clinical experience with hysterical patients, nearly all of them women” (1). To think about this experience
another way, while hysteria was reframed with reference to new laws and
was new in principle, its recommended treatment in psychoanalysis would
Sexuality and Sociality in Literary Productions, 1974-1997
... Explicit representations of lesbians emerged in southern literary productions
during a key transitional period in American social justice movements. As the fights for
women’s liberation, civil rights, and the emergence of the homophile movement
coalesced in the United States, feminism became the the ...
"Are you a boy or a girl?" : (hetero)sexism and verbal hostility
... stigmatises any non-heterosexual behaviour or lifestyle (Herek 1990).1 The word
homophobia is more familiar and is often used to denote the same phenomena.
As I have been listening, transcribing and analysing these interview
recordings over the last twelve months I have watched the size of the file
Feminisms and Gender Studies
... It is established as a protest to the
male-dominant literary world.
70% of the fiction writers are women,
yet female writers are often ignored
by literary reviews and other
“serious” literature venues.
Lesbian feminism is a cultural movement and critical perspective, most influential in the 1970s and early 1980s (primarily in North America and Western Europe), that encourages women to direct their energies toward other women rather than men, and often advocates lesbianism as the logical result of feminism. Some key thinkers and activists are Charlotte Bunch, Rita Mae Brown, Adrienne Rich, Audre Lorde, Marilyn Frye, Mary Daly, Sheila Jeffreys and Monique Wittig (although the latter is more commonly associated with the emergence of queer theory).Lesbian feminism came together in the early 1970s out of dissatisfaction with second-wave feminism and the gay liberation movement.In the words of lesbian feminist Sheila Jeffreys, ""Lesbian feminism emerged as a result of two developments: lesbians within the WLM (Women's Liberation Movement) began to create a new, distinctively feminist lesbian politics, and lesbians in the GLF (Gay Liberation Front) left to join up with their sisters"".According to Judy Rebick, a leading Canadian journalist and political activist for feminism, lesbians were and always have been at the heart of the women's movement, while their issues were invisible in the same movement.