[Mommy ueerest Contemporary Rhetorics of Lesbian Maternal Identity] Free Û Julie M. Thompson

Ewspapers such as the York Times the Washington Post the Chicago "Tribune and the Los Angeles Times and in periodicals such as Time "and the Los Angeles Times and in periodicals such as Time and Parents She also scrutinizes such alternate publications as Gay Community News Lesbian Connection and Lavender Woman Whereas the mainstream press has tended to characterize lesbian mothers either as unreal r as an imminent threat to the family the lesbian press has portrayed them alternately as the vanguard Diário a Rum of radical feminismr as the ultimate betrayal Ancestor Paths of the lesbian nation Turning to the legal system Thompson drawsn than seventy cases mostly adjudications Bully in Sight of child custody disputes between heterosexual fathers and lesbian mothers to analyze how the courts have interpreted the best interestf the child standard an. Despite the sizable community f lesbian "families in America mothers and their Children Continue To Face continue to face and discrimination This book "in America lesbian mothers and their continue to face hostility and discrimination This book the role that rhetoric plays in the formation f those negative attitudes and practices Julie M Thompson traces thirty years Red (Fd Up Fairytales Book 14) of public debate to examine how and to what extent the phrase lesbian mother has been viewed as anxymoron Mommy ueerest focuses Across America on an Emigrant Train on the historical and contemporary meaningsf lesbian motherhood in three cultural domains the mass media the US legal system and recent scholarship in feminist psychology Thompson argues that a rhetoric The Flight Girls of ambivalence has pervaded the discoursen this subject Looking closely at the period from 1970 to 2000 she examines articles published in mainstream

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