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Winter, Bronwyn (2020) The Political Economy of Same Sex Marriage. A Feminist Critique, Routledge. 


Booth, Carol (2021), Woman To Woman. A Guide to Lesbian Sexuality, Simon & Schuster (Australia) Pty Ltd. Here is a link to a review posted in our blog Lavender News.


Robinson, Max (2021), Detransition: Beyond Before and After Spinifex Press.

Raymond, Janice (2021), Doublethink. A Feminist Challenge to Transgenderism, Spinifex Press.

Ekman, Kajsa Ekis (2023), On the Meaning of Sex. Thoughts about the New Definition of Woman, Spinifex Press.

Jeffreys, Sheila (2014), Gender Hurts. A Feminist Analysis of the Politics of Transgenderism, Routledge

Joyce, Helen (2021) Trans. When Ideology Meets Reality, OneWorld Publications.

Lawford-Smith, Holly (2022) Gender-Critical Feminism, Oxford University Press.e

Dansky, Kara (2023), The Reckoning: How the Democrats and the Left Betrayed Women and Girls, Bombardier Books, November.

Dansky, Kara (2021), The Abolition of Sex: How the ‘Transgender’ agenda Harms Women and Girls, Bombardier Books, November.

Alt, Amber (2023) It’s Not Transphobic to Say Your Daughter is a Girl: The Wise Lesbian Guide for Progressives, audiobook. Reach her at Recommended by Kara Dansky.

Theory & Politics

Bev Jo, Linda Strega & Ruston Dykes-Loving-Dykes Dyke Separatist Politics.

This key lesbian text originally published by Battleaxe ,Oakland, CA in c1990 is now available from one of the author’s blog in updated form (2015) online for free--2nd hand booksellers are charging $100s. Love your politics Bev Jo.

Brossard, Nicole (2020), The Aerial Letter, Spinifex Press.

Hoagland, Sarah (1989),  Lesbian Ethics: Toward New Values, Institute of Lesbian Studies

Jeffreys, Sheila (1993) The Lesbian Heresy, Spinifex Press.

Winter, Bronwyn (2020), The Political Economy of Same Sex Marriage. A Feminist Critique. Routledge.

Table of Contents



Part I (Same-sex) marriage as institution

  • Marriage and family as value in liberal capitalist societies
  • From subversive challenge to liberal rights
  • State rationales: Three case studies

Part II Selling same-sex marriage

  • Rainbowing the workplace
  • Same-sex wedding tourism
  • Same-sex marriage intersectionally: Gender, cass and race dynamics

Part III The political economy of “rainbow families”

  • “Working families”: Parenting, productivity and policy
  • “Caring families” and the (still) gendered privatisation of risk
  • Gay dads: The “queered” political economy of surrogacy
  1. Conclusion




Bradstock,  Margaret  & Wakeling, Louise (eds) (1987), Words from the Same Heart, Hale and Iremonger.

Damousi, Joy (1997), Depraved and Disorderly: Female Convicts, Sexuality and Gender in Colonial
Australia, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Faderman, Lillian (1981), Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women from the Renaissance to the Present, William Morrow & Co.

 Faderman, Lillian (1991), Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America, Penguin Books Ltd.

Falk, Barbara, with Trioli, Cecil. (2000), D.J.: A Biography of Dorothy Jean Ross. Melbourne: Melbourne
University Press.

Hall, Sand (2016), Amazon Acres, You Beauty. Stories of Women’s Lands, Australia. Shell Publishing, Wollongong.

Hall, Sand (2019), Shelters and Building. Stories of Women’s Lands, Australia. Volume 2, Shell Publishing, Wollongong.

Hardy, Sara ( 2005), The Unusual Life of Edna Walling. Sydney: Allen & Unwin.

Jennings, Rebecca (2015), Unnamed Desires. A Sydney Lesbian History, Monash University Publishing.

Jennings, Rebecca (2007), A Lesbian History of England. Love and Sex Between Women Since 1500, Greenwood World Publishing, Oxford.

Martin, Sylvia (2001), Passionate Friends: Mary Fullerton, Mabel Singleton and Miles Franklin, London, Onlywomen Press.

Murphy, Gillian (2021), ‘Balancing on a Razor’s Edge’: Running the Radical Feminist Lesbian Onlywomen Press,’ Women: a Cultural Review,  32:3-4,  442-456.

Smith, Loretta (2019), A Spanner in the Works: The Extraordinary Story of Alice Anderson and Australia’s First All-Girl Garage, Hachette Australia.

Taylor, Jean (2009), Brazen Hussies: A Herstory of Radical Activism in the Women’s Liberation Movement in Victoria 1970-1979, Dyke Books Inc, Melbourne.

Taylor, Jean (2012), Stroppy Dykes: Radical Lesbian Feminist Activism in Victoria during the 1980s, Dyke Books, Melbourne.

Taylor, Jean (2016), Lesbians Ignite! in Victoria in the 1990s, Dyke Books, Melbourne.


Long Breast Press (2017), On For Young and Old. Australian Inter-Generational Radical Lesbian Feminist Anthology, Long Breast Press, Melbourne.

Lee Fleming (1995) To Sappho, My Sister, Spinifex Books.


Higgs, Kerryn (2001), All That False Instruction, Spinifex Feminist Classic.


Spinifex Press

For a recent interview by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang with radical feminist and lesbian publishers Susan Hawthorne and Renate Klein,  see here.

You can find their gender critical pack here.

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