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Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence

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Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence

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University of Chicago Press

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1980

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"Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence" is a text that is constructed to think about and inspire change about lesbian visibility, structures of lesbian sexuality, and the role of literary criticism in relationship to lesbianism. Adrienne Rich argues that heterosexuality is not "natural" or intrinsic in human instincts, but an institution imposed upon many cultures and societies that render women in a subordinate situation. It was written to challenge the erasure of lesbian existence from a large amount of scholarly feminist literature. It was not written to widen divisions but to encourage heterosexual feminists to examine heterosexuality as a political institution which disempowers women and to change it.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compulsory_Heterosexuality_and_Lesbian_Existence

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Katie Arthur

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Rich, Adrienne

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