By Jen Thorpe
On Twitter when I put out the call for burning questions, Nadine Smit asked this:
“Do we ignore bi- and homosexual feminist voices because of the way they so neatly fit into the construed stereotypes?”
Brilliant question. Last week Nadine’s article asked about the relevance of political lesbianism, and the prescriptions that feminism could make on our sexuality. This week it’s a different question. How is feminism heterosexist? What ways do the norms of feminism assume that the women who practice it are ‘sleeping with the enemy’? Maybe
another question is whether the norms of feminism are heterosexist and exclude LGBTIQ norms, or are contrary to them.
What do you think?