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"Miss, you look like a Bratz Doll": on chonga girls and sexual-aesthetic excess.(Report)
September 22, 2009... I was wearing tight black leggings under a fitted olive green sweater dress with a "v" neckline. My shoes were vintage style bone white peep-toe heels. Half of my hair was streaked with chunky blonde highlights at the time and it was flat-ironed straight. I had thick black eyeliner on and...
Are all Raza Womyn queer? An exploration of sexual identity in a Chicana/Latina student organization.(Report)
September 22, 2009... In 1999, I attended the fourth annual Chicana/Latina Conference organized by the members of Raza Womyn, a student organization founded in 1979 at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The conference drew over 400 women of all ages and covered a variety of topics in workshops and...
El ambiente according to her: gender, class, mexicanidad, and the cosmopolitan in queer Mexico City.(Report)
September 22, 2009... It was April 30, 1998, I'll never forget. I arrived dressed as a boy, in fact at the entrance they sent me to the men's line for security check... I was looking at a very beautiful woman and next to her a very beautiful woman. Or a very muscular guy, with a similar man. Ha. Ha. How bizarre! I...
Migrant Puerto Rican lesbians negotiating gender, sexuality, and ethnonationality.(Report)
September 22, 2009... The lives of Puerto Rican lesbians (or women who have sex with women--WSW) have not been readily addressed in the social science literature. In fact, within the social science literature, research on Latina lesbians (and WSW) in general has been scant. Only a handful of empirical studies over...
New directions in Latina sexualities studies.(INTRODUCTION)
September 22, 2009... This special issue on Latina sexualities extends the critical conversations that unfolded among the scholars and activists who convened in April, 2008, for the national conference, Race, Sex, and Power: New Movements in Black & Latina/o Sexualities. The energy and lively enthusiasm of all...