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Download e-book for iPad: Whistling Women: A Study of the Lives of Older Lesbians by J Dianne Garner,Cheryl Claassen

By J Dianne Garner,Cheryl Claassen

achieve first-hand wisdom of the way brand new lesbians elderly 60 and over survived the twentieth century!

“I didn’t comprehend we have been lesbians. We lived jointly thirteen years!”

Whistling girls is a different, candid selection of the lifestyles studies of forty four lesbians among sixty two and eighty two years of age. This e-book explores new flooring with interviews approximately their stories, emotions, and suggestions on a variety of perspectives—from turning out to be up through the melancholy and international conflict II, to retirement and previous age on the peak of the homosexual liberation stream. This remarkable source captures a first-person view of lesbian background and files the struggles and achievements of the ladies who lived it.

“All my education used to be women-oriented…so i used to be capable of see what girls and women may provide to every other.”

In Whistling girls, those older ladies proportion their perspectives on:

  • formative years and younger adulthood—family, social components, faith, education
  • marriage—husbands, youngsters, divorce
  • lesbian relationships—coming out/closet relationships, function enjoying, butch and fem practices
  • traditional politics—party association, actions, issues, measure of feminism
  • paintings and money—financial preparations, domestic possession, funding houses
  • existence after 60—retirement, health and wellbeing, actions, groups
  • and lots more and plenty extra!

“I dated. I went alongside. I did it simply because essentially it used to be the article to do. yet I had crushes on girls.”

Whistling girls provide you with remarkable information on those girls and comparisons with information accumulated in different analyses on lesbian and heterosexual girls. This learn comprises reports of:

  • socioeconomic classification in formative years, mid-life, and at retirement
  • point of schooling of individuals
  • quantity and period of long term relationships—both heterosexual marriages and lesbian lover relationships
  • age of first lesbian dating
  • retirement statistics—year retired, age at retirement
  • financial assets after retirement (compared to common US population)

“If we had these items within the Fifties [gay bookstores and publications], how diverse existence will be for many humans. yet we needed to pave the way.”

This e-book is critical for sociologists, homosexual and lesbian researchers, and gerontologists, in addition to someone attracted to women’s heritage. It additionally provides memories of lesbian/mixed bars—some famous—starting within the Thirties, stories of the infamous Greenwich Village, the early improvement of lesbian social teams, and lesbian friendships with homosexual males. Whistling women identifies a number of the organisations that cater particularly to older lesbians, reminiscent of OLOC (Old Lesbians Organizing for switch) and SOL (Slightly Older Lesbians).

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Achieve first-hand wisdom of the way state-of-the-art lesbians elderly 60 and over survived the 20 th century! “I didn’t recognize we have been lesbians. We lived jointly thirteen years! ” Whistling ladies is a different, candid choice of the existence stories of forty four lesbians among sixty two and eighty two years of age. This booklet explores new floor with interviews approximately their stories, emotions, and ideas on a range of perspectives—from becoming up in the course of the melancholy and global struggle II, to retirement and outdated age on the peak of the homosexual liberation move.

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