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Reimagining Academic ActivismLearning from Feminist Anti-Violence Activists$
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Ruth Weatherall

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781529210194

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2022

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781529210194.001.0001

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LGBT+ Bodies

LGBT+ Bodies

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(p.89) 6 LGBT+ Bodies
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Reimagining Academic Activism
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Ruth Weatherall

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529210194.003.0006

This chapter focuses on how the naturalisation of the ‘female body’ in relation to gendered violence operates to exclude the experiences of LGBT+ women and gender minorities. Butler’s heterosexual matrix is used to analyse the heteronormativity of the collective and how LGBT+ victims were excluded materially and symbolically. Nevertheless, LGBT+ members of the collective continually challenged this exclusion and demonstrated how understanding violence against LGBT+ folk offered a better understanding of gendered violence and the different ways in which bodies are vulnerable to violence.

Keywords:   LGBT+ community, Queer, Lesbian identity, Bodies, Heterosexism, Heterosexual Matrix, Violence against women, Gendered Violence

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