Unpacking Queer Politics: A Lesbian Feminist Perspective

Unpacking Queer Politics: A Lesbian Feminist Perspective PDF/EPUB Ü Unpacking Queer Epub / Politics: A MOBI ó Politics: A Lesbian Feminist Epub / Queer Politics: A Lesbian Feminist ePUB É Queer Politics: A Epub á Unpacking Queer Politics argues that the strong lesbian feminist movement of the s, which was able to articulate a philosophy and practice that distinguished l.



Unpacking Queer Politics argues that the strong lesbian feminist movement of the s, which was able to articulate a philosophy and practice that distinguished lesbian politics from gay male politics, was submerged in the s beneath a gay male agenda called queer politics The new politics repudiated lesbian feminist ideas and celebrated manhood as a goal for gay men Practices which construct this manhood , such as sadomasochism, cutting and piercing, female to male transsexual surgery, and which are promoted in queer politics, need to be understood as forms of self harm which result from the oppression of lesbians and gay men The political agenda of queer politics is damaging to the interests of lesbians, women in general, and to marginalized and vulnerable constituencies of gay men The book concludes by arguing that precisely the commitment to equality in relationships and sex that has been so important to lesbian feminists, and so excoriated in much of queer theory, should form the basis of a social transformation In this way lesbians should be seen as the vanguard of social change