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Sexuality, Identity and Politics: A Historical Examination of Lesbian Identity and Gender Presentation

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In the 1950’s, butch and femme lesbians were “the” lesbian gender presentations of the day. Several scholars have written extensively about lesbian identity of the 1950’s including Lillian Faderman, Joan Nestle, Elizabeth Kennedy and Madeline Davis. The idea and presentation of lesbian gender has seen major transformations throughout the past 50 years. In this paper I suggest that such alterations were highly sensitive to the political climate of the day. For example, the traditional butch-femme lesbian identity and gender presentation saw a dramatic change during the second wave of the feminist movement. A change which has left lasting ripples within the community. This paper provides a historical examination of lesbian identity and gender presentation as they have adapted to and railed against, not only our feminist political climate, but the more over-arching climate of the Western social movements through the last five decades.

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Lesbian Gender Identity, Butch, Femme, Lesbian Gender Presentation
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Walters, Mikel. "Sexuality, Identity and Politics: A Historical Examination of Lesbian Identity and Gender Presentation" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, TBA, New York, New York City, Aug 11, 2007 <Not Available>. 2013-12-15 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p183928_index.html>

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Walters, M. L. , 2007-08-11 "Sexuality, Identity and Politics: A Historical Examination of Lesbian Identity and Gender Presentation" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, TBA, New York, New York City Online <PDF>. 2013-12-15 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p183928_index.html

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Abstract: In the 1950’s, butch and femme lesbians were “the” lesbian gender presentations of the day. Several scholars have written extensively about lesbian identity of the 1950’s including Lillian Faderman, Joan Nestle, Elizabeth Kennedy and Madeline Davis. The idea and presentation of lesbian gender has seen major transformations throughout the past 50 years. In this paper I suggest that such alterations were highly sensitive to the political climate of the day. For example, the traditional butch-femme lesbian identity and gender presentation saw a dramatic change during the second wave of the feminist movement. A change which has left lasting ripples within the community. This paper provides a historical examination of lesbian identity and gender presentation as they have adapted to and railed against, not only our feminist political climate, but the more over-arching climate of the Western social movements through the last five decades.

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