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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Overview

Sue O'Sullivan's collection of writing charts a quarter century of feminist engagement: from her ambivalence 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.

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)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii(2)
Introduction ix
PART ONE: Telling It My Way 1(64)
Rambling Notes
7(2)
Thinking About Boy Children
9(4)
Passionate Beginnings: Ideological Politics 1969-72
13(19)
My Old Man Said Follow the Vanguard
32(10)
From 1969
42(9)
Recipes and Reflections
51(4)
Menopause Waltz
55(10)
PART TWO: Contradictions Claimed 65(46)
Capping the Cervix - Understanding Our Sexuality
71(5)
PMT
76(3)
How Cuba Doesn't Cope with Sexuality
79(6)
AIDS and Women: Building A Feminist Framework
85(5)
Butch/Femme Obsessions
90(6)
Mapping: Lesbians, AIDS and Sexuality
96(15)
PART THREE: Sitting on a Fence 111(40)
Girls Who Kiss Girls and Who Cares?
115(13)
My Queer Heaven - or A Dyke's Dilemma
128(4)
Where Does Political Correctness Come From? Does it Drop from the Sky?
132(7)
Gender Transformations and Transsexuality
139(12)
PART FOUR: The Sexually Explicit Bits 151(36)
Ambivalence: A Short Story
157(2)
Sex in Difficult Times
159(8)
Talking Sex: Talking Serious, Talking Dirty
167(15)
Anal Matters
182(5)
PART FIVE: Taking Sides 187(50)
Upsetting an Applecart: Difference, Desire and Lesbian Sadomasochism
192(24)
Sex in the Summer of '88
216(7)
An Unpublished Letter to Lesbian Review of Books
223(6)
Camille Paglia's Sex, Art and American Culture
229(8)
A Nice Postscript 237(2)
Index 239

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