Cheshire Calhoun's Project of Separating Lesbian Theory from Feminist Theory

Hypatia 13 (1):214 - 223 (1998)
I support Cheshire Calhoun's argument that there is a distinctive type of sexuality injustice addressed to lesbians and gays, but challenge her definitional strategy regarding the concepts of "lesbian" and "gay" and the "universalistic essentialist" distinction that she draws between patriarchy and compulsory heterosexuality. Finally, I take issue with the political implications of her claim that lesbians' and gays' special oppression stems from our exclusion from the legal prerogatives of marriage and parenthood.
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Cheshire Calhoun (1995). Lesbian Choices. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
Cheshire Calhoun (1995). Sexuality Injustice. Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy 9 (1):241-274.

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