CHAPTER 3: Progressive Confrontation

Pernal, Mary
January 2002
Explorations in Contemporary Feminist Literature;2002, p49
Book Chapter
The chapter explores the cultural reverberations of works by contemporary lesbian feminists in North America. The feminism of this group of women is based on the idea that while trying to raise the status of women on a national level, the women's movement strove to empower women through mainstream images that excluded alternative forms of expression. The wide-ranging feminism tackles the issues faced by transgendered individuals, gay and lesbian individuals, and individuals who face discrimination on the basis of race and class.


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