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radical_fem._mem. - Radical Feminism Liza Baskin Inna Inger...

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Radical Feminism Liza Baskin Inna Inger Vickie Toro Emily-Hella Tsaconas Theoretical Questions: "It is because the very essence, definition, and nature of heterosexuality is men first" (Bunch 147). Is it possible to redefine or reform heterosexuality so that it does not inherently mean men first? "The Lesbian has recognized that giving support and love to men over women perpetuates the system that oppresses her” (Bunch 143). According to Bunch, lesbianism frees women from their socially constructed duties to men. What does her view suggest about heterosexual feminists? Other Questions: "Sex as gender and sex as sexuality are thus defined in terms of each other, but it is sexuality that determines gender, not the other way around" (Mackinnon 531). What are the ways in which sexuality determines gender? Is this a process of socialization or of psychology? Are lesbians a separate class of women because they “don’t fuck men” (Bunch 144)? Or is it absolutely necessary for all feminists to be lesbians in order to further the feminist
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2008 for the course SWMS 301m taught by Professor Hays during the Fall '08 term at USC.

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