March 3rd, 2003



Making Girls into Women: American Women's Writing and the Rise of Lesbian Identity
Kathryn R. Kent

Making Girls into Women offers an account of the historical emergence of "the lesbian," proposing that modern lesbian identity in the United States has its roots not just in sexology and medical literature, but as an extension of nineteenth century white, middle-class women's culture.

Can we count the number of gag reflexes this synopsis induces in me?