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Drawing on archives, letters and interviews with gay women, this lucid, engaging "History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth Century America" begins with a nod to a more innocent era, when no one including the women involved in "romantic friendships" had any clue that their happy, fulfilling domestic arrangements soon would be labeled, in the popular mind, pathological and perverse. There's a kind of modesty verging on shortsightedness in its analyses and speculations, the connections it makes between historical facts, the causes and blame it assigns. And much is preposterous, and would be funny were it not so disturbing: One doesn't doubt that Krafft-Ebbing et al polluted the unclouded waters that spawned love between women, but it seems at once excessive and insufficient to give so much credit to the sexologists--and so little to Puritan culture, which has had centuries to muck up our notions of pleasure and sex. Faderman, visiting professor at UCLA and a faculty member at California State University at Fresno, traces the changes set in motion when turn-of-the-century sexologists such as Krafft-Ebbing and Havelock Ellis did so-called "female inverts" the favor of telling them what they were, and same-sex marriages were no longer seen as paradigms of Female Devotion but rather as terminal symptoms of freakish psychic disorder. So the chic, glittering subculture that thrived in the clubs of s Harlem and Greenwich Village was dimmed by the dreary homophobia accompanying the Depression. But often one wishes it ventured deeper, reached further, risked more. If there's even a faint chance that hard-won freedoms might be revoked, it may help to know what occurred before, why it happened, what it looked like. One thinks of the recently published "Eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven," German theologian Uta Ranke-Heineman's inspired, erudite rant on the subject of the Catholic Church and women--a book suggesting that much of Western culture was formulated not just by garden-variety misogynists but by sex-hating, celibate nut cases. Janis is staunch in her rejection of feminized girl culture, wearing a suit to prom. Francine Prose Prose's most recent book is a story collection, "Women and Children First"; a new novel, "Primitive People," will be published next year Queen Victoria, so the story goes, declined to declare female homosexuality a crime only because she couldn't bring herself to believe that it existed. The Bible had its say on unorthodox desire long before Havelock Ellis. Young, Lesbian and Seen. Once established, this unhelpful diagnosis plagued gay women until the s and '80s, when once again they became free to live as their 19th-Century counterparts--the difference being that this time they knew what they were doing. The details of this dark period seem, in retrospect, so shocking--the ACLU refused to defend homosexuals and, as recently as , Betty Friedan equated lesbian feminists with CIA provocateurs--that one is inclined to agree with Faderman's sanguine assessment of how much better things have gotten over the last 30 years. Lesbians hunting girls



And much is preposterous, and would be funny were it not so disturbing: I hadn't previously known about McCarthy's hounding of homosexuals, and what struck me was that all this happened less than a decade after the Nazis also lumped gays with leftists and persecuted them both. If I'm impatient with Faderman's readiness to skim along on the surface of her narrative, it's because the patterns that her work suggests seem so essential to explore. A version of this article appears in print on , on Page AR33 of the New York edition with the headline: The details of this dark period seem, in retrospect, so shocking--the ACLU refused to defend homosexuals and, as recently as , Betty Friedan equated lesbian feminists with CIA provocateurs--that one is inclined to agree with Faderman's sanguine assessment of how much better things have gotten over the last 30 years. Creating characters like Sam and Amy means figuring out how to weave several strands of sexuality — teen, female and queer — in a way that does not feel exploitative. Faderman has more to say on the significance of social class, and on the relation between sexual freedom and economics, but once more her conclusions seem easy. As questions about representation in Hollywood entertainment have become more urgent in recent years, prominent lesbian characters have slowly begun to trickle into the movie mainstream. Faderman, visiting professor at UCLA and a faculty member at California State University at Fresno, traces the changes set in motion when turn-of-the-century sexologists such as Krafft-Ebbing and Havelock Ellis did so-called "female inverts" the favor of telling them what they were, and same-sex marriages were no longer seen as paradigms of Female Devotion but rather as terminal symptoms of freakish psychic disorder. So the chic, glittering subculture that thrived in the clubs of s Harlem and Greenwich Village was dimmed by the dreary homophobia accompanying the Depression. If there's even a faint chance that hard-won freedoms might be revoked, it may help to know what occurred before, why it happened, what it looked like. Add to that the question of whether Ryan likes girls at all: Her theory--that economic slumps mean fewer jobs and therefore a harsher climate for independent working women in general and lesbians in particular--sounds true enough, but one can't help suspecting darker connections between economic or political crises and sexual repression: Among the intriguing possibilities that "Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers" raises is that "the love that dares not speak its name" was in some ways better off before it knew it had one. Lesbians were alive and well, not just in the fleshpots of Europe but also in the college dormitories and small towns of the American heartland, where Female Affection was widely held in such high moral esteem that two unmarried women sharing a life and a bed excited only the noblest sentiments of admiration and tender regard. While it's clear that we can never return to that pre-Freudian era when female homosexuality was not only "unknown" but unthinkable, many people, even now, seem alarmingly eager to try. McCarthy took time out from hunting Commie spies for occasional forays into rooting out "security-risk" homosexuals. Hollywood filmmakers have not been especially comfortable depicting desire that is either female or queer, and the teen comedy has long been a kingdom ruled by hormone-riddled straight boys. Much is poignant and moving: When the women discover the boys have broken in, they kiss and touch each other for the enjoyment of their intruders. But the central revenge plot is based on lesbian panic: Judging from the evidence gathered in Lillian Faderman's "Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers," the Queen was not merely misinformed but spectacularly unobservant. The new tolerance that lesbians enjoyed during World War II vanished when the Eisenhower era brought us the nuclear-family-as-icon, and Sen. There's a kind of modesty verging on shortsightedness in its analyses and speculations, the connections it makes between historical facts, the causes and blame it assigns. One doesn't doubt that Krafft-Ebbing et al polluted the unclouded waters that spawned love between women, but it seems at once excessive and insufficient to give so much credit to the sexologists--and so little to Puritan culture, which has had centuries to muck up our notions of pleasure and sex. Women Without Men: The Bible had its say on unorthodox desire long before Havelock Ellis. When Amy sees Ryan, the world goes into slow motion as a wistful Ra Ra Riot song plays, the camera cutting close to Ryan smiling into the California sun. As one reads this compelling history, a chilling pattern emerges:

Lesbians hunting girls



Once established, this unhelpful diagnosis plagued gay women until the s and '80s, when once again they became free to live as their 19th-Century counterparts--the difference being that this time they knew what they were doing. Though Faderman is understandably encouraged by the gains of the s and '80s, the recent resurgence of gay-bashing, anti-gay fundamentalism and AIDS-era homophobia make one a little less cheery about the constancy of progress. While it's clear that we can never return to that pre-Freudian era when female homosexuality was not only "unknown" but unthinkable, many people, even now, seem alarmingly eager to try. When the women discover the boys have broken in, they kiss and touch each other for the enjoyment of their intruders. Among the intriguing possibilities that "Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers" raises is that "the love that dares not speak its name" was in some ways better off before it knew it had one. These moments are overflowing with longing, aching with emotion that feels both very female and very teenage at once. Women Without Men: When Amy sees Ryan, the world goes into slow motion as a wistful Ra Ra Riot song plays, the camera cutting close to Ryan smiling into the California sun. One doesn't doubt that Krafft-Ebbing et al polluted the unclouded waters that spawned love between women, but it seems at once excessive and insufficient to give so much credit to the sexologists--and so little to Puritan culture, which has had centuries to muck up our notions of pleasure and sex. But often one wishes it ventured deeper, reached further, risked more. Faderman has more to say on the significance of social class, and on the relation between sexual freedom and economics, but once more her conclusions seem easy. If there's even a faint chance that hard-won freedoms might be revoked, it may help to know what occurred before, why it happened, what it looked like. A version of this article appears in print on , on Page AR33 of the New York edition with the headline: The beloved comedy, written by Tina Fey, feels like it belongs to a later, more progressive generation of teen movie not least because it continues to be referenced by people like Ariana Grande and Hillary Clinton. Janis is staunch in her rejection of feminized girl culture, wearing a suit to prom. Until the s, each decade of liberalization and relative sexual freedom was followed by a decade of punishing repression.



































Lesbians hunting girls



As one reads this compelling history, a chilling pattern emerges: Faderman only rarely acknowledges the role that religion has played in attempting to legislate our sexuality. Much of the book is fascinating: Women Without Men: Her theory--that economic slumps mean fewer jobs and therefore a harsher climate for independent working women in general and lesbians in particular--sounds true enough, but one can't help suspecting darker connections between economic or political crises and sexual repression: Young, Lesbian and Seen. While it's clear that we can never return to that pre-Freudian era when female homosexuality was not only "unknown" but unthinkable, many people, even now, seem alarmingly eager to try. Faderman, visiting professor at UCLA and a faculty member at California State University at Fresno, traces the changes set in motion when turn-of-the-century sexologists such as Krafft-Ebbing and Havelock Ellis did so-called "female inverts" the favor of telling them what they were, and same-sex marriages were no longer seen as paradigms of Female Devotion but rather as terminal symptoms of freakish psychic disorder. Francine Prose Prose's most recent book is a story collection, "Women and Children First"; a new novel, "Primitive People," will be published next year Queen Victoria, so the story goes, declined to declare female homosexuality a crime only because she couldn't bring herself to believe that it existed. Much is poignant and moving: McCarthy took time out from hunting Commie spies for occasional forays into rooting out "security-risk" homosexuals. The beloved comedy, written by Tina Fey, feels like it belongs to a later, more progressive generation of teen movie not least because it continues to be referenced by people like Ariana Grande and Hillary Clinton. But often one wishes it ventured deeper, reached further, risked more. These moments are overflowing with longing, aching with emotion that feels both very female and very teenage at once. The Bible had its say on unorthodox desire long before Havelock Ellis. Lesbians were alive and well, not just in the fleshpots of Europe but also in the college dormitories and small towns of the American heartland, where Female Affection was widely held in such high moral esteem that two unmarried women sharing a life and a bed excited only the noblest sentiments of admiration and tender regard. One doesn't doubt that Krafft-Ebbing et al polluted the unclouded waters that spawned love between women, but it seems at once excessive and insufficient to give so much credit to the sexologists--and so little to Puritan culture, which has had centuries to muck up our notions of pleasure and sex. Drawing on archives, letters and interviews with gay women, this lucid, engaging "History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth Century America" begins with a nod to a more innocent era, when no one including the women involved in "romantic friendships" had any clue that their happy, fulfilling domestic arrangements soon would be labeled, in the popular mind, pathological and perverse. As questions about representation in Hollywood entertainment have become more urgent in recent years, prominent lesbian characters have slowly begun to trickle into the movie mainstream. A version of this article appears in print on , on Page AR33 of the New York edition with the headline: Until the s, each decade of liberalization and relative sexual freedom was followed by a decade of punishing repression. Janis is staunch in her rejection of feminized girl culture, wearing a suit to prom. In a different version of the movie, she could have an empowering arc in which she comes out and is accepted. Add to that the question of whether Ryan likes girls at all:

Francine Prose Prose's most recent book is a story collection, "Women and Children First"; a new novel, "Primitive People," will be published next year Queen Victoria, so the story goes, declined to declare female homosexuality a crime only because she couldn't bring herself to believe that it existed. Much is poignant and moving: Young, Lesbian and Seen. The beloved comedy, written by Tina Fey, feels like it belongs to a later, more progressive generation of teen movie not least because it continues to be referenced by people like Ariana Grande and Hillary Clinton. These moments are overflowing with longing, aching with emotion that feels both very female and very teenage at once. But the central revenge plot is based on lesbian panic: One thinks of the recently published "Eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven," German theologian Uta Ranke-Heineman's inspired, erudite rant on the subject of the Catholic Church and women--a book suggesting that much of Western culture was formulated not just by garden-variety misogynists but by sex-hating, celibate nut cases. Faderman, visiting professor at UCLA and a faculty member at California State University at Fresno, traces the changes set in motion when turn-of-the-century sexologists such as Krafft-Ebbing and Havelock Ellis did so-called "female inverts" the favor of telling them what they were, and same-sex marriages were no longer seen as paradigms of Female Devotion but rather as terminal symptoms of freakish psychic disorder. Her theory--that economic slumps mean fewer jobs and therefore a harsher climate for independent working women in general and lesbians in particular--sounds true enough, but one can't help suspecting darker connections between economic or political crises and sexual repression: Once established, this unhelpful diagnosis plagued gay women until the s and '80s, when once again they became free to live as their 19th-Century counterparts--the difference being that this time they knew what they were doing. If there's even a faint chance that hard-won freedoms might be revoked, it may help to know what occurred before, why it happened, what it looked like. Faderman has more to say on the significance of social class, and on the relation between sexual freedom and economics, but once more her conclusions seem easy. While it's clear that we can never return to that pre-Freudian era when female homosexuality was not only "unknown" but unthinkable, many people, even now, seem alarmingly eager to try. A version of this article appears in print on , on Page AR33 of the New York edition with the headline: The Bible had its say on unorthodox desire long before Havelock Ellis. Janis is staunch in her rejection of feminized girl culture, wearing a suit to prom. Lesbians were alive and well, not just in the fleshpots of Europe but also in the college dormitories and small towns of the American heartland, where Female Affection was widely held in such high moral esteem that two unmarried women sharing a life and a bed excited only the noblest sentiments of admiration and tender regard. Drawing on archives, letters and interviews with gay women, this lucid, engaging "History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth Century America" begins with a nod to a more innocent era, when no one including the women involved in "romantic friendships" had any clue that their happy, fulfilling domestic arrangements soon would be labeled, in the popular mind, pathological and perverse. And much is preposterous, and would be funny were it not so disturbing: Women Without Men: As one reads this compelling history, a chilling pattern emerges: Creating characters like Sam and Amy means figuring out how to weave several strands of sexuality — teen, female and queer — in a way that does not feel exploitative. If I'm impatient with Faderman's readiness to skim along on the surface of her narrative, it's because the patterns that her work suggests seem so essential to explore. Add to that the question of whether Ryan likes girls at all: As questions about representation in Hollywood entertainment have become more urgent in recent years, prominent lesbian characters have slowly begun to trickle into the movie mainstream. When Amy sees Ryan, the world goes into slow motion as a wistful Ra Ra Riot song plays, the camera cutting close to Ryan smiling into the California sun. Judging from the evidence gathered in Lillian Faderman's "Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers," the Queen was not merely misinformed but spectacularly unobservant. The details of this dark period seem, in retrospect, so shocking--the ACLU refused to defend homosexuals and, as recently as , Betty Friedan equated lesbian feminists with CIA provocateurs--that one is inclined to agree with Faderman's sanguine assessment of how much better things have gotten over the last 30 years. Lesbians hunting girls



Francine Prose Prose's most recent book is a story collection, "Women and Children First"; a new novel, "Primitive People," will be published next year Queen Victoria, so the story goes, declined to declare female homosexuality a crime only because she couldn't bring herself to believe that it existed. If I'm impatient with Faderman's readiness to skim along on the surface of her narrative, it's because the patterns that her work suggests seem so essential to explore. The new tolerance that lesbians enjoyed during World War II vanished when the Eisenhower era brought us the nuclear-family-as-icon, and Sen. Women Without Men: Young, Lesbian and Seen. And much is preposterous, and would be funny were it not so disturbing: If there's even a faint chance that hard-won freedoms might be revoked, it may help to know what occurred before, why it happened, what it looked like. But the central revenge plot is based on lesbian panic: Much is poignant and moving: As one reads this compelling history, a chilling pattern emerges: The Bible had its say on unorthodox desire long before Havelock Ellis. These moments are overflowing with longing, aching with emotion that feels both very female and very teenage at once. Faderman only rarely acknowledges the role that religion has played in attempting to legislate our sexuality. McCarthy took time out from hunting Commie spies for occasional forays into rooting out "security-risk" homosexuals. One thinks of the recently published "Eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven," German theologian Uta Ranke-Heineman's inspired, erudite rant on the subject of the Catholic Church and women--a book suggesting that much of Western culture was formulated not just by garden-variety misogynists but by sex-hating, celibate nut cases. Judging from the evidence gathered in Lillian Faderman's "Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers," the Queen was not merely misinformed but spectacularly unobservant. So the chic, glittering subculture that thrived in the clubs of s Harlem and Greenwich Village was dimmed by the dreary homophobia accompanying the Depression. Faderman, visiting professor at UCLA and a faculty member at California State University at Fresno, traces the changes set in motion when turn-of-the-century sexologists such as Krafft-Ebbing and Havelock Ellis did so-called "female inverts" the favor of telling them what they were, and same-sex marriages were no longer seen as paradigms of Female Devotion but rather as terminal symptoms of freakish psychic disorder. The details of this dark period seem, in retrospect, so shocking--the ACLU refused to defend homosexuals and, as recently as , Betty Friedan equated lesbian feminists with CIA provocateurs--that one is inclined to agree with Faderman's sanguine assessment of how much better things have gotten over the last 30 years. When the women discover the boys have broken in, they kiss and touch each other for the enjoyment of their intruders. When Amy sees Ryan, the world goes into slow motion as a wistful Ra Ra Riot song plays, the camera cutting close to Ryan smiling into the California sun. A version of this article appears in print on , on Page AR33 of the New York edition with the headline: As questions about representation in Hollywood entertainment have become more urgent in recent years, prominent lesbian characters have slowly begun to trickle into the movie mainstream. Creating characters like Sam and Amy means figuring out how to weave several strands of sexuality — teen, female and queer — in a way that does not feel exploitative. While it's clear that we can never return to that pre-Freudian era when female homosexuality was not only "unknown" but unthinkable, many people, even now, seem alarmingly eager to try.

Lesbians hunting girls



When Amy sees Ryan, the world goes into slow motion as a wistful Ra Ra Riot song plays, the camera cutting close to Ryan smiling into the California sun. Faderman only rarely acknowledges the role that religion has played in attempting to legislate our sexuality. Once established, this unhelpful diagnosis plagued gay women until the s and '80s, when once again they became free to live as their 19th-Century counterparts--the difference being that this time they knew what they were doing. Until the s, each decade of liberalization and relative sexual freedom was followed by a decade of punishing repression. Judging from the evidence gathered in Lillian Faderman's "Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers," the Queen was not merely misinformed but spectacularly unobservant. And much is preposterous, and would be funny were it not so disturbing: Janis is staunch in her rejection of feminized girl culture, wearing a suit to prom. Though Faderman is understandably encouraged by the gains of the s and '80s, the recent resurgence of gay-bashing, anti-gay fundamentalism and AIDS-era homophobia make one a little less cheery about the constancy of progress. The beloved comedy, written by Tina Fey, feels like it belongs to a later, more progressive generation of teen movie not least because it continues to be referenced by people like Ariana Grande and Hillary Clinton. McCarthy took time out from hunting Commie spies for occasional forays into rooting out "security-risk" homosexuals. The Bible had its say on unorthodox desire long before Havelock Ellis. Faderman has more to say on the significance of social class, and on the relation between sexual freedom and economics, but once more her conclusions seem easy. A version of this article appears in print on , on Page AR33 of the New York edition with the headline: If there's even a faint chance that hard-won freedoms might be revoked, it may help to know what occurred before, why it happened, what it looked like. The conventional high school comedy is not the only place you can now see nuanced stories of lesbian teens on the big screen: The details of this dark period seem, in retrospect, so shocking--the ACLU refused to defend homosexuals and, as recently as , Betty Friedan equated lesbian feminists with CIA provocateurs--that one is inclined to agree with Faderman's sanguine assessment of how much better things have gotten over the last 30 years.

Lesbians hunting girls



If there's even a faint chance that hard-won freedoms might be revoked, it may help to know what occurred before, why it happened, what it looked like. Among the intriguing possibilities that "Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers" raises is that "the love that dares not speak its name" was in some ways better off before it knew it had one. McCarthy took time out from hunting Commie spies for occasional forays into rooting out "security-risk" homosexuals. Her theory--that economic slumps mean fewer jobs and therefore a harsher climate for independent working women in general and lesbians in particular--sounds true enough, but one can't help suspecting darker connections between economic or political crises and sexual repression: Women Without Men: But the central revenge plot is based on lesbian panic: Once established, this unhelpful diagnosis plagued gay women until the s and '80s, when once again they became free to live as their 19th-Century counterparts--the difference being that this time they knew what they were doing. There's a kind of modesty verging on shortsightedness in its analyses and speculations, the connections it makes between historical facts, the causes and blame it assigns. A version of this article appears in print on , on Page AR33 of the New York edition with the headline: Judging from the evidence gathered in Lillian Faderman's "Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers," the Queen was not merely misinformed but spectacularly unobservant. Janis is staunch in her rejection of feminized girl culture, wearing a suit to prom. When the women discover the boys have broken in, they kiss and touch each other for the enjoyment of their intruders. If I'm impatient with Faderman's readiness to skim along on the surface of her narrative, it's because the patterns that her work suggests seem so essential to explore. Add to that the question of whether Ryan likes girls at all:

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  1. Faderman, visiting professor at UCLA and a faculty member at California State University at Fresno, traces the changes set in motion when turn-of-the-century sexologists such as Krafft-Ebbing and Havelock Ellis did so-called "female inverts" the favor of telling them what they were, and same-sex marriages were no longer seen as paradigms of Female Devotion but rather as terminal symptoms of freakish psychic disorder.

  2. One doesn't doubt that Krafft-Ebbing et al polluted the unclouded waters that spawned love between women, but it seems at once excessive and insufficient to give so much credit to the sexologists--and so little to Puritan culture, which has had centuries to muck up our notions of pleasure and sex.

  3. These moments are overflowing with longing, aching with emotion that feels both very female and very teenage at once. Hollywood filmmakers have not been especially comfortable depicting desire that is either female or queer, and the teen comedy has long been a kingdom ruled by hormone-riddled straight boys.

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