Dyke Life: From Growing Up to Growing Old: A Celebration of the Lesbian Experience

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FROM GROWING UP TO GROWING OLD
DYKE LIFE
A CELEBRATION
OF THE LESBIAN EXPERIENCE

EDITED BY
Karla Jay

Basic Books
A Subsidiary of Perseus Books, L.L.C

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Welcome to Dyke Life: An Introduction 1
  • Part One - Relating to Others 17
  • One - Are We Family? Lesbians and Families of Origin 19
  • Further Reading 35
  • Two - Finding a "Word for Myself": Themes in Lessian Coming-Out Stories 36
  • Further Reading 48
  • Three - At the Crossroads: Lesbian Youth 50
  • Further Reading 60
  • Four - Lesbian Baby Boomers at Midlife 61
  • Further Reading 75
  • Five - We Never Promised You Role Models 77
  • Further Reading 93
  • Part Two - Relating to Each Other 95
  • Six - Lesbian Couples 97
  • Further Reading 106
  • Seven - Procrasti-Dating 107
  • Eight - Lesbian Marriage Ceremonies: I Do 111
  • Further Reading 125
  • Nine - Our Relationships and Their Laws 127
  • Further Reading 140
  • Ten - What's Race Got to Do with It? 141
  • Further Reading 147
  • Eleven - Creating Lesbian Families 149
  • Further Reading 169
  • Twelve - Our Children and Their Laws 170
  • Thirteen - Lesbian Parenting: Radical or Retrograde? 174
  • Further Reading 190
  • Part Three - Sex and Gender Identity 193
  • Fourteen - Clit Notes 195
  • Further Reading 214
  • Fifteen - Safer Sex 216
  • Further Reading 220
  • Sixteen - Guessing Games 221
  • Further Reading 246
  • Seventeen - Butch Mothers, Femme Bull Dykes: Dismantling Our Own Stereotypes 247
  • Further Reading 256
  • Eighteen - Double Trouble 257
  • Nineteen - Black Lace Hairbow 260
  • Part Four - The Public World 263
  • Twenty - Lesbians in Corporate America 265
  • Further Reading 280
  • Twenty-One - She Tickles with a Hammer 282
  • Twenty-Two - Outing and the Politics of the Closet 295
  • Part Five - The Lesbian Body 311
  • Twenty-Three - Health Care Issues 313
  • Further Reading 330
  • Twenty Four - Outlaws and Addicts: Lesbians and the Recovery Movement 332
  • Further Reading 342
  • Twenty-Five - Who Cares? Lesbians as Caregivers 344
  • Further Reading 360
  • Contributors' Notes 363
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