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term describing sexual attraction between females
For a woman to be a lesbian in a male-supremacist, capitalist, misogynist, racist, homophobic, imperialist culture, such at that of North America, is an act of resistance.
, "Lesbianism: An Act of Resistance," in
This Bridge Called My Back
(1981), p. 126
Lesbianism is not mentioned in the
, in contrast to male homosexual behavior, which is expressly forbidden as a capital crime. The absence of discussion of lesbianism in this context has raised scholarly interest.
Rebecca T. Alpert,
Jewish Women's Archive
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