The Woman Identified Woman

1946-1989, Date, Defining the Enemy, Disruptive Spaces, History/Theory, Patriarchy, Subjectives of Refusal, The Home, Theory, Women

The Radicalesbians identified lesbianism as the result of a woman acting on natural impulses to deviate from society and instead pursue a more liberated form of existence. Lesbianism is the product of rage. Most importantly, this text identifies the personal consequences of radicalism (such as lesbianism): guilt from not meeting societal expectations, remaining in perpetual state of war with everything around you, and a life of solitude.

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