"Deviance, Inversion and Unnatural Love:" Lesbians in Canadian Media, 1950-1970
Keywords:Butch lesbians, Canadian periodicals, Chatelaine (periodicals), Discrimination, Homophobia, Homosexuality, Mass media, Popular culture, Sexual history, Social attitudes, Stereotypes
AbstractThis article examines the representation of lesbians in English Canadian print media in the 1950s and 1960s. The author discusses the increase in media attention towards homosexuality in the 1950s, and explores the portrayal of lesbians in these early articles in relation to the prevailing gender ideologies of the period.
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