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Boston Marriages: Romantic but Asexual Relationships Among Contemporary Lesbians By Esther D. Rothblum,

  • Title: Boston Marriages: Romantic but Asexual Relationships Among Contemporary Lesbians
  • Author: Esther D. Rothblum
  • ISBN: 9780870238765
  • Page: 164
  • Format: Paperback
  • This collection of theoretical essays and personal stories is not just about Boston marriages, a term referring to two women in a nonsexual but nonetheless deeply committed relationship As the book so well concludes, there is no language for this type of relationship, not just for lesbians but for anyone gay, straight, male, or female who relates to others outside theThis collection of theoretical essays and personal stories is not just about Boston marriages, a term referring to two women in a nonsexual but nonetheless deeply committed relationship As the book so well concludes, there is no language for this type of relationship, not just for lesbians but for anyone gay, straight, male, or female who relates to others outside the traditional roles of friend, lover, spouse, or relative Living in a society that invalidates a love that has not been sexually validated, the women subjects of this book speak passionately about relationships they have kept hidden even from their own lesbian community the essays by well known writers in the area of lesbian studies pale in comparison This book s apparently specific nature should not deter academics and others interested in the study of human relationships For academic libraries and women s studies collections.
    Boston Marriages Romantic but Asexual Relationships Among Contemporary Lesbians This collection of theoretical essays and personal stories is not just about Boston marriages a term referring to two women in a nonsexual but nonetheless deeply committed relationship As the book so

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    1. As an asexual female, it s hard to find any literature about people who live and love the way I do This book is the closest I could find, with essays about lesbians who love each other but do not have sex together, including personal interviews with many women Some of the stories I found downright depressing, but there were a couple that made me cry because they were so full of love and commitment without sex, a rare thing in United States culture nowadays, or so it seems given our media s depic [...]

    2. This book started strong, but honestly I felt that the personal stories section was unnecessary and hurt it I also would have liked it if at least one of the formal essays was written by someone who was asexual, rather than just occasionally celibate.That said, I would still recommend people read it, so long as they are aware that it is limited in its viewpoints and occasionally contradictory even within the same essay.I would have liked a comprehensive look at the history of the Boston marriag [...]

    3. A fascinating read My one quibble was the same one that one of the discussants at the end of the book had namely, that the definition of a Boston marriage was too wide in some cases I m now curious to see if there s been any research published in this area in the last 25 years since the book was published.

    4. Interesting and liberating ideas about how relationships are defined, but don t look here for examples of thriving, healthy alternative asexual partnerships or you ll be disappointed.

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