Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence

  title={Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence},
  author={Adrienne Cecile Rich},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={631 - 660}
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  • Published 1 July 1980
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