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Tales Of The Lavender Menace: A Memoir Of Liberation

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Karla Jay's memoir of an age whose tumultuous social and political movements fundamentally reshaped American culture takes readers from her early days in the 1968 Columbia University student riots to her post-college involvement in New York radical women's groups and the New York Gay Liberation Front. In Southern California in the early 70s, she continued in the battle for...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 3rd 2000 by Basic Books (first published 1999)
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Sarah
A fascinating and easy to read memoir about the early years of the radical feminist and gay liberation movements. I would recommend this to anyone interested in radical feminism, queer history, feminist history, or just a good memoir.
Anna
one of the rare glimpses inside BOTH the women's and gay liberation movements of the late 70s and how they clashed. fascinating firsthand account of the historic moments -- both good and bad.
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An important memoir of the gay liberation movement. Also very fun to read. A little mean in parts, but that just adds to the fun!
Joanna
I know Karla and I was there for a lot of the demonstrations she describes. A great history.
Becky
very interesting historically
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Karla Jay is a professor of English and the director of the Women's and Gender Studies program at Pace University. A pioneer in the field of lesbian and gay studies, she is widely published. Jay was born Karla Jayne Berlin in Brooklyn, New York, to a conservative Jewish family. She attended the Berkeley Institute, a private girls' school in Brooklyn now called the Berkeley Carroll School. Later sh...more
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