It has been regarded as one of the primary elements in a person’s identity along with race, class, and gender. There are different types of Sexuality. Everyone’s sexuality is different. Sexuality is not defined by sex. Normally sexuality is a standard of sexual behavior expected from adults in a society. It is defined by how one feels and chooses to identify oneself. Primitive society had a collective sexuality. Michel Foucault‘s The History of Sexuality (three volume 1978-1986) is one of the foundation of sexuality. According to Foucault sexuality is historically evolved. He claims that sexuality is a construct with social and cultural origins. Foucault claims that sexuality stands for a powerful, anarchic force that always threatens …show more content…
Emotional sharing and bonding through work or play, giving and receiving mental support and sharing experience of joy and worries are include in woman- identified experience.
Lesbianism and feminism originated from the same soil as a protest against patriarchal oppression. Lesbianism is concerned with the issue of personal identity. It addresses issues related to both sexism and heterosexism. They are marginalized by heterosexual feminist. There are two major thinking within lesbian theory itself. The first one is lesbian feminism originated from within feminism. Lesbian studies emerged in the 1980s as a kind of annex of feminism. With the help of the publication of the manifesto The Woman Identified Woman (1971) the new phrase Radical Lesbian Feminism launched.
The contemporary lesbian writers include Jeanette Winterson, Gloria Anzaldua, Leslie Feinberg, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Rita Mae Brown, Paula Gunn Allen, Dorothy Allison, Ann Allen Shockley, Monique Witting, Jewelle Gomez, June Arnold, Valerie Miner, Jane Rule, Bertha Harris, Sarah Shulman, Nicole Brossard and Adrienne