Feminist Sex Wars


Feminist Sex Wars

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The Feminist Sex Wars, Lesbian Sex Wars, or simply the Sex Wars or Porn Wars, were the acrimonious debates within the feminist movement and lesbian community in the late 1970s through the 1980s around the issues of feminist strategies regarding sexuality, sexual representation, pornography, sadomasochism, the role of transwomen in the lesbian community, and other sexual issues. The debate pitted anti-pornography feminism against sex-positive feminism, and the feminist movement ended up deeply divided as a result.Cite book | author=Duggan, Lisa; Hunter, Nan D. | authorlink= | coauthors= | title=Sex wars: sexual dissent and political culture | date=1995 | publisher=Routledge | location=New York | isbn=0-415-91036-6 | pages=] Cite book | author=Hansen, Karen Tranberg | coauthors= Philipson, Ilene J. | title=Women, class, and the feminist imagination: a socialist-feminist reader | date=1990 | publisher=Temple University Press | location=Philadelphia | isbn=0-87722-630-X | pages=] Cite book | author=Gerhard, Jane F. | title=Desiring revolution: second-wave feminism and the rewriting of American sexual thought, 1920 to 1982 | date=2001 | publisher=Columbia University Press | location=New York | isbn=0-231-11204-1] Cite book | author=Leidholdt, Dorchen | authorlink= Dorchen Leidholdt | coauthors=Raymond, Janice G | title=The Sexual liberals and the attack on feminism | date=1990 | publisher=Pergamon Press | location=New York | isbn=0-08-037457-3] Cite book | author=Vance, Carole S | title=Pleasure and Danger: Exploring Female Sexuality | publisher=Thorsons Publishers| isbn=0-04-440593-6]

The Feminist Sex Wars are often viewed as the event that signaled the end of the second-wave feminist era.

ee also

* Samois
* Women Against Pornography
* Women Against Violence in Pornography and Media

References

External links

* [http://sitemaker.umich.edu/lesbian.history/the_sex_wars "Lesbian History: The Sex Wars"] by Esther Newton and others, University of Michigan.
* [http://www.glbtq.com/social-sciences/lesbian_sex_wars.html "Lesbian Sex Wars"] by Elise Chenier, "glbtq", 2004.
* [http://www.marciapally.com/Pages/fireworks.html "The Fireworks at the Sexuality Conference: Whom Should Feminists Fuck?] by Marcia Pally, "New York Native", May 24, 1982.
* [http://www.geocities.com/wikispace/oob.1982a.html "Charges of Exclusion & McCarthyism at Barnard Conference"] by Tacie Dejanikus, "off our backs" 12(6), June 30, 1982.
* [http://www.geocities.com/wikispace/oob.1982b.html "Lesbian Sex Mafia ('L S/M') Speakout"] by Fran Moira, "off our backs" 12(6), June 30, 1982.
* [http://www.geocities.com/wikispace/wilson.1983.pdf "The Context of 'Between Pleasure and Danger': The Barnard Conference on Sexuality"] by Elizabeth Wilson, "Feminist Review" 13:35–52, Spring 1983. (PDF)
* [http://www.saidit.org/archives/jul01/mediaglance.html "Sex and Feminism: Who Is Being Silenced?"] by Adriene Sere, "SaidIt" 3(3), 2001.
* "Forum: The Feminist Sexuality Debates" by Ann Ferguson, et al., "" 10(1), 1984.
** [http://www.kmu.edu.tw/~gigs/enrollment/doc/The_Feminist_Sexuality_Debates.pdf part 1] (PDF)
** [http://www.geocities.com/wikispace/vance_snitow.1984.pdf part 2] (PDF)
* [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1316/is_v19/ai_5010445 "Whip Me, Beat Me and While You're At It Cancel My N.O.W. Membership"] by Art Levine, "Washington Monthly", June 1, 1987.
* [http://www.girlphoria.com/politics/eroticaandsexwar1.htm "Erotica and the Feminist Sex Wars: A Personal Herstory"] by Jean Roberta, "Girlphoria.com", 1999.
* [http://www.rbebout.com/bar/1982a.htm "1982", from "Promiscuous Affections: A Life in The Bar, 1969-2000"] by Rick Bébout, May, 2003.


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