Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics


In a society supposedly grown more open and accepting in the wake of Stonewall, women's liberation and AIDS activism, what can it mean that bisexuality continues to be marginalized by both gay and straight cultures and dismissed as either a phase, or worse, a cop-out?

With intimacy and humour the acclaimed author and activist Jennifer Baumgardner discusses her own experience as a bisexual and the struggle she has undergone to reconcile the privilege she has garnered as a woman who is perceived as straight with the empowerment and satisfaction she's derived from her relationships with women.

Part memoir, part pop-culture study, part feminist theory, Look Both Ways, is a compelling and current examination of bisexualm lives lived secretly and openly and an exploration of lessions learned by writeres, artists, and activists who have refused the either/or paradigm defended by botht he gay and straight communities.

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Reprint edition (March 4 2008)
ISBN-13: 9780374531089
Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.5 x 21.6 cm