I Used to Be Nice: Reflections on Feminist and Lesbian Politics

I Used to Be Nice: Reflections on Feminist and Lesbian Politics

by Sue O'Sullivan
     
 

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Sue O'Sullivan's collection of writing charts a quarter century of feminist engagement: from her ambilvalence towards motherhood and marriage in the 1960s and 70s to butch/femme and queer in the 1980s and 90s; from birth control and PMT to HIV/AIDS and eroticism. Teasing out the contradictory layers which make up lesbian chic, political correctness and transsexuality.… See more details below

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Sue O'Sullivan's collection of writing charts a quarter century of feminist engagement: from her ambilvalence towards motherhood and marriage in the 1960s and 70s to butch/femme and queer in the 1980s and 90s; from birth control and PMT to HIV/AIDS and eroticism. Teasing out the contradictory layers which make up lesbian chic, political correctness and transsexuality. O'Sullivan moves on to take sides in the continuing debates around pornography and censorship. 'I use to be nice' is a sentiment shared by many feminists who don't fit any of the tired old stereotypes, but for whom the experience of injustice, anger and joy, has provided the foundation for a different sort of feminist identity. Sue O'Sullivan's feisty ands inclusive analysis of key ideas and events embraces diversity and holds on to integrity. Reflective and astute, I Used to be Nice offers the reader convincing insights into the affairs and battles that have characterized twenty-five years of feminist and lesbian politics internationally.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780304335725
Publisher:
Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/1997
Series:
Sexual Politics Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.81(d)

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