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By Sheila Jeffreys

Unpacking Queer Politics argues that the robust lesbian feminist flow of the Seventies, which was once in a position to articulate a philosophy and perform that exclusive lesbian politics from homosexual male politics, was once submerged within the Nineties underneath a homosexual male time table referred to as queer politics.

the hot politics repudiated lesbian feminist rules and celebrated 'manhood' as a aim for homosexual males. Practices which build this 'manhood', reminiscent of sadomasochism, slicing and piercing, female-to-male transsexual surgical procedure, and that are promoted in queer politics, must be understood as sorts of self-harm which consequence from the oppression of lesbians and homosexual males. The political schedule of queer politics is harmful to the pursuits of lesbians, girls more often than not, and to marginalized and weak constituencies of homosexual males.

The booklet concludes by means of arguing that exactly the dedication to equality in relationships and intercourse that has been so vital to lesbian feminists, and so excoriated in a lot of queer concept, may still shape the root of a social transformation. during this manner lesbians might be obvious because the forefront of social switch.

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