And these were they that did defile their bodies behaving as women: Her friend Leaena comments that "They say there are women like that in Lesbos, with faces like men, and unwilling to consort with men, but only with women, as though they themselves were men". And other men and women being cast down from a great rock fell to the bottom, and again were driven by them that were set over them, to go up upon the rock, and thence were cast down to the bottom and had no rest from this torment. For instance, she argues, in the girls' choirs that performed the partheneia of Alcman, homosexual relationships between the girls would have "flourished". Late 19th century and early 20th century saw the flourish of " Boston marriages " in New England.
Valerie Solanas' SCUM Manifesto , written in , suggested that men had ruined the world and that it was the job of females to rid the planet of men in order to fix this. Abolition of gender Child sexual abuse False consciousness Feminism Lesbian feminism Second wave Separatist feminism Gender role Male privilege Patriarchy Political lesbianism Pornography Feminist views on pornography Prostitution Feminist views on prostitution Reproductive rights Sexism Misogyny Internalized sexism Social construction of gender Violence against women. They argued that women should abandon support of heterosexuality and stop sleeping with men, encouraging women to rid men "from your beds and your heads.
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Seneca the Elder mentions a husband who killed his wife and her female lover and implies that their crime was worse than that of adultery between a male and female. This novelist also states that such love is "wild and lawless". In , seven women including lesbian activist Del Martin confronted the North Conference of Homophile Organizations about the relevance of the gay rights movement to the women within it. Sappho is the most often mentioned example of an ancient Greek woman who may have actually engaged in female homosexual practices. Between and Maimonides , one of the foremost rabbis in Jewish history, compiled his magnum opus, the Mishneh Torah.
The German vampire film We Are the Night explores the idea of separatist feminism. Many women of the Gay Liberation movement felt frustrated at the domination of the movement by men and formed separate organisations; some who felt gender differences between men and women could not be resolved developed " lesbian separatism ", influenced by writings such as Jill Johnston 's book Lesbian Nation.