Sistine Heresy

Sistine Heresy


  • Author: Justine Saracen
  • Release Date : 2009-02-01
  • Genre: Gay
  • File Size: 342010 Bytes


Eros, art, and gorgeous blasphemy… <br> Adrianna Borgia, survivor of the Borgia court, presents Michelangelo with the greatest temptations of his life while struggling herself with soul-threatening desires and heresies. Her growing passion for the painter Raphaela Bramante mirrors the sculptor’s damnable interest in a castrato in the Sistine choir and in the ideas of secular humanism. Claimed as the epitome of Christian inspiration, Michelangelo’s ceiling is revealed as a coup of Eros upon religion, a gorgeous blasphemy and a paean to forbidden love in the very heart of the Church....

Sex with Strangers

Sex with Strangers


  • Author: Various Artists
  • Release Date : 2009-05-27
  • Genre: Erotica
  • File Size: 688563 Bytes


A wildly entertaining collection of short storiesShowcases some of the best erotic writing from both sides of the Atlantic. This themed collection brings you unashamed, wildly entertaining stories that explore forbidden fantasies about impromptu, unplanned and intensely edgy sex. From the nameless stranger with alluring eyes on public transport to the anonymous encounter with a man in a nightclub, encounters with strangers are high on the list of women's sexual fantasies. Here we find ordinary women all doing something they shouldn't, with someone they don't even know. Indoors, outdoors, the action is relentless. This is sizzling erotica with a modern, humorous flavour that will appeal to the discerning female reader....

The Lesbian Heresy

The Lesbian Heresy


  • Author : Sheila Jeffreys
  • Publisher : Spinifex Press
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1875559175


The Lesbian Heresy Book Description :

A critique of the lesbian sex industry's efforts to profit from women's oppression....

Historical Dictionary of the Lesbian and Gay Liberation Movements

Historical Dictionary of the Lesbian and Gay Liberation Movements


  • Author : JoAnne Myers
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2013-09-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780810874688


Historical Dictionary of the Lesbian and Gay Liberation Movements Book Description :

Not so long ago hardly anything was said of the Lesbian Liberation Movement and the Gay Liberation Movement, indeed, the terms gay and lesbian were not even used if some other expression could be found. Today, by contrast, hardly a day passes when something important does not occur, and is carried by the major media and disseminated on more personal levels through blogs and the social media. If anything, there is perhaps too much “news” and not enough “information.” Obviously, a book like this cannot keep up with the news, but it can do something equally important when it comes to information, by reminding us of the past and what has been going and just how fast events are moving. The Historical Dictionary of the Lesbian and Gay Liberation Mo...

The Lesbian Revolution

The Lesbian Revolution


  • Author : Sheila Jeffreys
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-09-03
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351600569


The Lesbian Revolution Book Description :

The Lesbian Revolution argues that lesbian feminists were a vital force in the Women’s Liberation Movement (WLM). They did not just play a fundamental role in the important changes wrought by second wave feminism, but created a powerful revolution in lesbian theory, culture and practice. Yet this lesbian revolution is undocumented. The book shows that lesbian feminists were founders of feminist institutions such as resources for women survivors of men’s violence, including refuges and rape crisis centres, and that they were central to campaigns against this violence. They created a feminist squatting movement, theatre groups, bands, art and poetry and conducted campaigns for lesbian rights. They also created a profound and challenging analysis of...

The A to Z of the Lesbian Liberation Movement

The A to Z of the Lesbian Liberation Movement


  • Author : JoAnne Myers
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2009-08-20
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0810863278


The A to Z of the Lesbian Liberation Movement Book Description :

The Lesbian Liberation Movement is both a movement that encompasses liberating a sexual practice from stigmatization and a political movement challenging the dual oppression of women by the patriarchy's assumption of male supremacy and heterosexuality. Over the years, much has been written on homosexuality and the Gay Liberation Movement, yet much of the focus has been on male homosexuals, especially male homosexual activity and the politics that activity raises. The A to Z of the Lesbian Liberation Movement: Still the Rage is a comprehensive overview and resource guide for one of the most invisible social political movements: the Lesbian Liberation Movement. This book helps to make the still-active movement visible_the history, successes, setbacks, ...

The Good News of the Body

The Good News of the Body


  • Author : Lisa Isherwood
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814737682


The Good News of the Body Book Description :

God has assumed a significant role in the sex lives of believers. It is God who decrees which types of sexual expression are permitted, and which forbidden. Through the Church, a patriarchal sexual landscape has been enacted to control sexual bodies which exerts its influence even in our secular culture. The Good News of the Body is a wide-ranging anthology on feminist sexual theology. Noting that Jesus, while being declared divine, took human form, the volume questions what happens when the flesh, rather than the Word, is placed at the center of theological reflection. What happens when women's bodies form the incarnational starting point for sexual politics and theology? Contributors, including Rosemary Ruether, Mary Hunt, and Melissa Raphael, exam...

The Spinster and Her Enemies

The Spinster and Her Enemies


  • Author : Sheila Jeffreys
  • Publisher : Spinifex Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1875559639


The Spinster and Her Enemies Book Description :

Sheila Jeffreys examines the activities of feminist campaigners around such issues as child abuse and prostitution and how these campaigns shaped social purity in the 1880s and 1890s. She demonstrates how the thriving and militant feminism of late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was undermined, and asserts that the decline of this feminism was due largely to the promotion of a sexual ideology which was hostile to women’s independence. The circumstances about which she writes are frighteningly familiar in the present political climate....

Unpacking Queer Politics
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Unpacking Queer Politics


  • Author : Sheila Jeffreys
  • Publisher : Polity
  • Release Date : 2003-03-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0745628389


Unpacking Queer Politics Book Description :

Unpacking Queer Politics argues that the strong lesbian feminist movement of the 1970s, which was able to articulate a philosophy and practice that distinguished lesbian politics from gay male politics, was submerged in the 1990s beneath a gay male agenda called queer politics. The new politics repudiated lesbian feminist ideas and celebrated 'manhood' as a goal for gay men. Practices which construct this 'manhood', such as sadomasochism, cutting and piercing, female-to-male transsexual surgery, and which are promoted in queer politics, need to be understood as forms of self-harm which result from the oppression of lesbians and gay men. The political agenda of queer politics is damaging to the interests of lesbians, women in general, and to marginali...

Beauty and Misogyny
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Beauty and Misogyny


  • Author : Sheila Jeffreys
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-05-31
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134264421


Beauty and Misogyny Book Description :

Should western beauty practices, ranging from lipstick to labiaplasty, be included within the United Nations understandings of harmful traditional/cultural practices? By examining the role of common beauty practices in damaging the health of women, creating sexual difference, and enforcing female deference, this book argues that they should. In the 1970s feminists criticized pervasive beauty regimes such as dieting and depilation, but some ‘new’ feminists argue that beauty practices are no longer oppressive now that women can ‘choose’ them. However, in the last two decades the brutality of western beauty practices seems to have become much more severe, requiring the breaking of skin, spilling of blood and rearrangement or amputation of body p...

Performance and Cultural Politics

Performance and Cultural Politics


  • Author : Elin Diamond
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-04-15
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136165955


Performance and Cultural Politics Book Description :

Performance and Cultural Politics is a groundbreaking collection of essays which explore the historical and cultural territories of performance, written by the foremost scholars in the field. The essays, exploring performance art, theatre, music and dance, range from Oscar Wilde to Eric Clapton; from the Rose Theatre to U.S. Holocaust museums. The topic includes: * Sex Play: Stereotype, Pose and Dildo * Grave Performances: The Cultural Politics of Memory * Genealogies: Critical Performances * Identity Politics: Passing, Carnival and the Law In the concluding section, `Performer's Performance', performance artist Robbie McCauley offers the practitioner's perspective on performance studies. Interdisciplinary, thought-provoking and rich in new ideas, Pe...