The Lesbian June Cleaver: Heterosexism and Lesbian Mothering

Hypatia 22 (1):149-165 (2007)

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Bonnie J. Mann
University of Oregon
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For many of us, entry into motherhood involves an ambiguous visibility and intelligibility, where our acceptance into mainstream spaces as mothers entails a loss of lesbian difference. Mann explores this loss using the work of two philosophers of lesbian difference, Monique Wittig and Judith Butler. She argues that the figure of the lesbian mother is deployed on a broad cultural scale to reinvigorate and renaturalize the myth of the happy, natural, heterosexual mother.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1527-2001.2007.tb01154.x
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