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  Contributor Biography:  Elise Chenier 
 
Elise Chenier teaches history and women's studies at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. Her research subjects include butch-femme bar culture in 1950s and 1960s Toronto, the history of criminal sexual psychopathology, and sex in male prisons. Her most recent publication is "Segregating Sexualities: The Prison 'Sex Problem' in Twentieth-century Canada and the United States."

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social sciences >> Arden, Elizabeth

One of the most successful businesspersons of the twentieth century, cosmetics magnate Elizabeth Arden probably had a sustained lesbian affair with Elisabeth Marbury, the lover of Elsie de Wolfe.

social sciences >> Aversion Therapy

A form of behavior modification that employs unpleasant and sometimes painful stimuli, aversion therapy was one of the more popular treatments for homosexuality and cross-dressing in the 1950s and 1960s.

social sciences >> Bornstein, Kate

One of the best-known transgender activists, Kate Bornstein, in works that are accessible and frequently humorous, challenges audiences to buck the gender system.

social sciences >> Lesbian Feminism

The dominant ideology among politicized lesbians during the 1970s and 1980s, Lesbian Feminism was based on the premise that lesbianism and feminism were inextricably linked.

social sciences >> Lesbian Sex Wars

The lesbian "sex wars" of the 1980s, centered on issues of pornography and s/m, constituted one of the most significant debates among second-wave feminists in North America and Europe.

   

 

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