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The Shape of Lesbian and Gay Subordination

Cheshire Calhoun

in Feminism, the Family, and the Politics of the Closet: Lesbian and Gay Displacement

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257669
eISBN:
9780191598906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257663.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

It is argued that lesbian and gay subordination differs substantially in form from gender and racial oppression. In particular, it does not materialize in a disadvantaged place that would sharply ... More


Separating Lesbian Theory from Feminist Theory

Cheshire Calhoun

in Feminism, the Family, and the Politics of the Closet: Lesbian and Gay Displacement

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257669
eISBN:
9780191598906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257663.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses largely on lesbian feminist theorizing in the 1980s. It is argued that feminist theorizing on gender oppression has worked to conceal, rather then reveal, lesbian specificity. An ... More


On the Frontlines: Gender, War, and the Post-Conflict Process

Fionnuala Ni Aolain, Dina Francesca Haynes, and Naomi Cahn

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195396645
eISBN:
9780199918416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396645.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

Gender oppression has been a feature of war and conflict throughout human history, yet until fairly recently, little attention has been devoted to addressing the consequences of violence and ... More


Pulling Rank: Gender and Class Colorblindness

Rose Ernst

in The Price of Progressive Politics: The Welfare Rights Movement in an Era of Colorblind Racism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722480
eISBN:
9780814722749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722480.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the implications of activists using intersections of gender and class marginalization within the framework of colorblindness. These frame categories are “gendered ... More


The Politics of Richard Wright: Perspectives on Resistance

Jane Anna Gordon and Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813175164
eISBN:
9780813175195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175164.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Richard Wright left readers with a trove of fictional and nonfictional works about suffering, abuse, and anger in the United States and around the globe. He composed unforgettable images of ... More


Subordination and Agency in Sexual Harassment Law

Kathryn Abrams

in Directions in Sexual Harassment Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098006
eISBN:
9780300135305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098006.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter focuses on Jeffrey Toobin's article in the New Yorker that challenged the direction of sexual harassment doctrine. Toobin argued that feminists—led by Catharine MacKinnon—had gone wrong ... More


Simone de Beauvoir in Her Times and Ours: The Second Sex and Its Legacy in French Feminist Thought

Debra Bergoffen

in Situating Existentialism: Key Texts in Context

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147750
eISBN:
9780231519670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147750.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines Simone de Beauvoir’s 1949 book The Second Sex and its place in contemporary French feminist discussions. In particular, it discusses the issues The Second Sex raises, the ... More


Gender Politics and the FSM: A Meditation on Women and Freedom of Speech

Bettina Aptheker

in The Free Speech Movement: Reflections on Berkeley in the 1960s

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222212
eISBN:
9780520928619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222212.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter talks about the author's experience in learning about gender politics. It relates how she delivered her first speech on the top of the police car that had been dispatched to Sproul Plaza ... More


The Decline of National Patriarchy and the Rise of Global Male Supremacy

Thomas J. Donahue-Ochoa

in Unfreedom for All: How the World's Injustices Harm You

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190051686
eISBN:
9780190051716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190051686.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 6 begins the task of diagnosing global injustices. It argues that we are witnessing both the decline of national systems of patriarchy and the rise of a system of global male supremacy. The ... More


Conceiving Agency: Autonomy, Freedom, and the Creation of the Embodied Subject

Carisa R. Showden

in Choices Women Make: Agency in Domestic Violence, Assisted Reproduction, and Sex Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816655953
eISBN:
9781452946092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816655953.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter discusses the interplay between agency theory, freedom, autonomy and normative competence in addressing women’s agency. Agency, like freedom, carries with it specific choices with ... More


Second-Wave Feminists (Re)Discover Rape

Dawn Rae Flood

in Rape in Chicago: Race, Myth, and the Courts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036897
eISBN:
9780252094415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036897.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter considers how changes in gender and race relations played out in society and in Chicago rape trials during the late 1960s and 1970s. Outside the courtroom, feminists helped create victim ... More


Be What I Say: Authority Versus Power in Pornography

Louise Antony

in Beyond Speech: Pornography and Analytic Feminist Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190257910
eISBN:
9780190257927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190257910.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, American Philosophy

Rae Langton holds that speech act theory can explain the “self-verifying” character of pornography. The chapter argues that this faces two problems. First, the account is inconsistent: it requires ... More


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