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Gender and sexuality

Clifford, Rebecca; Gildea, Robert; Warring, Anette


Robert Gildea

Anette Warring


Robert Gildea

James Mark

Anette Warring


‘Gender and Sexuality’ (Chapter 9) investigates the tensions between the desire to change the world and the desire to change oneself, or what has been called the politicization of the personal. It analyses the tension in the accounts of activists between the desire for sexual liberation and the persistence of sexual inequality. It explores the utopia of political and personal liberation and whether activists thought it possible to campaign for both at the same time. It asks whether men and women could work together towards greater sexual equality, for example in communes, or whether this had to be done separately, through feminist movements and men's groups. Lastly it considers under what circumstances female separatism implied lesbianism and sexual liberation involved gay liberation.


Clifford, R., Gildea, R., & Warring, A. (2013). Gender and sexuality. In R. Gildea, J. Mark, & A. Warring (Eds.), Europe's 1968: Voices of Revolt (239-257). Oxford University Press.

Online Publication Date Jun 13, 2013
Publication Date 2013-06
Deposit Date Oct 3, 2023
Publisher Oxford University Press
Pages 239-257
Book Title Europe's 1968: Voices of Revolt
Chapter Number 9
ISBN 9780199587513
Public URL