This is the argument that Adrienne Rich makes, in the essay discussed above, when she claims that compulsory heterosexuality exists to perpetuate male dominance, which does not exists naturally but must be replicated through the institutionalization of male-female roles. University of California Press, , pp. Sex Roles, 48 , Within these sections, these roles are placed within the context of the straight culture that lesbians hid within. National Center for Biotechnology Information , U. A Model of Modern Femme Identity.
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Arsenal Pulp Press , pp. Three aspects of emotional distress were assessed at Time 1. Femmes in the s copied the fashion of straight women, wearing high heels, dresses, blouses and make-up. Although the same may well have been true for subsequent generations of lesbians, the impact of Freud and the sexologists, as well as other male representations of lesbian sexuality, was such that role playing could never quite recover its primarily utilitarian status. University of California Press, , pp. University of Chicago Press.