My own womanhood is hardly conventional, Black and lesbian as it is. It hurts. The critical and popular acclaim met by this low-budget, loosely plotted road-movie about two homosexuals and a transsexual making a long bus-journey to a gig in drag in the Australian outback was indeed rather unexpected at the time.
Well kissing on the cheek is different. The positive definition of womanhood is treated as expendable within queer discourse. It asks that we abandon the specifics of our sexuality to pacify others.
I was a little surprised, the publisher being explicitly queer and me being a radical feminist, but ultimately pleased: their goal was to publish a collection with plural perspectives on gender, and I believe wholeheartedly that having the space for plural perspectives on any issue is essential for healthy, open public discourse.
This is a strange time to be a young lesbian woman. Download Page. Lesbian sexuality does not exist in order to provide validation. Three days after staging the island-state's first-ever gay rights rally, the small but increasingly vocal homosexual community on Mauritius said on Tuesday that sexual orientation must be included in the law to be debated by parliament in July.
La Servante écarlate Andrea Dworkin.