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Crossing the Border: Locating Heterosexuality as a Boundary for Lesbian Women and Disabled Women

By Clare Beckett-Wrighton


NoThis article draws on my personal experience, and on the separate experiences of 'leaving heterosexuality' and of 'being disabled'. I have attempted to find common ground for action between these two groups by interrogating the experience of being sexual. I argue that heterosexuality functions as a social matrix, with exclusionary practices that operate in similar ways towards both groups. Mechanisms may be different, but the experience of exclusion is similar, and is based on similar practices. This article focuses on specific points in the exclusionary process, and illustrates similarities

Topics: Heterosexuality, ; Disability, ; Lesbian
Year: 2004
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Provided by: Bradford Scholars

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