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by Lynne Segal

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Author:
Lynne Segal
ISBN13:
978-0520200012
ISBN:
0520200012
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Publisher:
University of California Press; First Printing edition (December 1, 1994)
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Social Sciences
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Once again, Lynne Segal cuts through feminist ambivalence about sex with great intelligence, verve, and courage. Straight Sex is not only a masterful analysis of sexuality and gender, but a stunning manifesto of sexual liberation.

Once again, Lynne Segal cuts through feminist ambivalence about sex with great intelligence, verve, and courage. Lynne Segal is the author of Is the Future Female? Troubled Thoughts on Contemporary Feminism (1987) and Slow Motion: Changing Masculinities, Changing Men (1990).

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Segal is the daughter of Iza and Reuben Segal, who were both physicians. Troubled Thoughts on Contemporary Feminism. Straight sex : rethinking the politics of pleasure. Berkeley: University of California Press. Her brother Graeme is a mathematician, her sister Barbara a baroque dancer. This book reached a broad audience, with its questioning of gender mythologies, whether of women's intrinsic virtues, or men's inevitable rapaciousness, which had been appearing in the work of many popular feminist writers in the 1980s.

Straight Sex: Rethinking the Politics of Pleasure. Covering the thought of sixties-era sexual liberationists, alongside the ensuing passionate debates over sex and love within feminist and lesbian communities, Segal covers certain shifts toward greater sexual conservatism in the eighties.

Rethinking the Politics of Pleasure - Radical Thinkers (Paperback). Segal addresses the silence of heterosexual feminists on questions of sex and love and notes the shift toward sexual conservatism.

Straight Sex: The Politics of Pleasure: Rethinking the Politics of Pleasure - Radical Thinkers (Paperback). Lynne Segal (author). Lynne Segal's unflinching examination of feminist thinking on sexuality over the past twenty-five years tackles these questions head on. Only two decades ago, politically aware women often declared themselves both sexual liberationists and feminists - their right to sexual fulfillment symbolized their right to selfhood.

Book Format: Paperback. -Barbara Ehrenreich.

Covering the thought of sixties-era sexual liberationists, alongside the ensuing passionate debates over sex and love within feminist and lesbian communities, Segal covers certain shifts toward greater sexual conservatism in the eighties.

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Is heterosexual sex inherently damaging to women? Is it possible for women to enjoy sensuality and pleasure with men that does not increase male power? Lynne Segal's unflinching examination of feminist thinking on sexuality over the past twenty-five years tackles these questions head on. Straightforward and challenging, she invites an exploration of sex in our culture—an exploration that could reverse the traditional male gaze and phallic construction of the heterosexual woman.Only two decades ago, politically aware women often declared themselves both sexual liberationists and feminists—their right to sexual fulfillment symbolized their right to selfhood. However, the most positive women's writing on female sexuality in recent years has come primarily from the lesbian community. Segal addresses the silence of heterosexual feminists on questions of sex and love and notes the shift toward sexual conservatism. She looks at the trends that followed Sixties radicalism: sex as a subversive activity, the "liberated orgasm," sex advice literature, gender uncertainties, Queer politics, antipornography campaigns, the rise of the moral right.The hidden anxieties of male sexuality are also discussed. For both men and women, says Segal, our wildest dreams and worst fears are often projected onto sex. She urges an understanding of how our personal pleasures and pains remain public issues, and how a rethinking of sexual liberation could inspire a truly progressive politics for our time."It is always another whom we try to reach when we experience desire, it is their physical contact we want—sometimes, any sort of contact will suffice . . . and by whom we yearn to feel ourselves desired. It is the very greatest of joys, as I experience it . . . simply to know that we are able to desire, maybe even able to love, some other human adult."—from the book