Category Archives: 1990s

The Invention of Heterosexuality, Jonathan Ned Katz

The Invention of Heterosexuality seeks to prove that “heterosexuality” as we conceive of it today is not a fixed, absolute state, and that the fundamental binary of homo vs. hetero, upon which our current culture so heavily relies, is similarly … Continue reading

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Stone Butch Blues, Leslie Feinberg

Stone Butch Blues is a novel by activist and author Leslie Feinberg and tells the story of Jess Goldberg, a Jewish girl growing up in 1960s Buffalo, NY. From a young age, Jess is confronted with the question, “boy or … Continue reading

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Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism, cont’d.

Many of the authors in this collection mix the personal with the political, incorporating their own lived experiences into the creation of their ideological theory. Rey Chow’s essay, Violence in the Other Country; China as Crisis, Spectacle, and Woman, is … Continue reading

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Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism, Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Ann Russo, and Lourdes Torres

Each of the essays in this collection could be the subject of its own blog post, but I will try to focus on specific sections and theories that I found particularly interesting. Firstly I will say that reading theory on … Continue reading

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