A position paper of the Chicago Women’s Liberation Union. Written by the Gay Women’s Group of the CWLU and adopted by the CWLU at its annual membership conference, November, 1972.
Women’s liberation and gay liberation have a lot in common. Both were born out of an awareness that women and male and female homosexuals are discriminated against in jobs, in schools, and by law, and are oppressed by a culture with strict sex role expectations. But to understand how women’s oppression and gay people’s oppression are related to each other, and to discover the relationship of lesbianism to the women’s movement, we need a deeper understanding of the structure and functioning of our society. In this paper we want to examine these questions from our perspective as socialist-feminists.
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