lesbianism


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les·bi·an·ism

 (lĕz′bē-ə-nĭz′əm)
n.
Sexual orientation of women to women.

lesbianism

the practice of homosexual relations between women. Also called Sapphism. — lesbian, n., adj.
See also: Homosexuality
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lesbianism - female homosexualitylesbianism - female homosexuality      
gayness, homoeroticism, homosexualism, homosexuality, queerness - a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the same sex
tribadism - a form of lesbianism that simulates heterosexual intercourse
Translations

lesbianism

[ˈlezbɪənɪzəm] Nlesbianismo m

lesbianism

[ˈlɛzbiənɪzəm] nlesbianisme m

lesbianism

n (in general) → lesbische Liebe; (of one person)Lesbiertum nt

lesbianism

[ˈlɛzbɪəˌnɪzm] nlesbismo

les·bi·an·ism

n. lesbianismo, homosexualidad femenina.
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In her provocative reading of Nella Larsen's Passing, first published in 1986, McDowell explores the lesbian subtext of Irene's relationship with Clare and, more broadly, highlights lesbianism as a common trope in the writings of African-American women, who often use more conventional methods, themes, and plots to mask "unsafe" issues such as lesbian sexuality.
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Historically, psychoanalytic perspectives towards lesbianism have been, to say the least, uncharitable.
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In reconstructing his statements, made in a brief interview with Helmbreck at the site of the McDonald's LPGA Championship, Wright said it was the reporter, not he, who raised the issue of lesbianism in pro golf.
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In her preface, Raitt explains that her work has evolved from "a study of varying accounts of women's sexuality and 'femininity'" (vii) to "an intervention in debates about lesbianism .
They fail, however, to face the tougher problem of texts whose apparently homoerotic content is at odds with the author's disavowal or ignorance of (what we understand today as) lesbianism.

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