Read the following extract carefully and then indicate whether the statements
below are true (T) or false (F).
I have chosen to use the terms lesbian existence and lesbiancontinuum because the word lesbianism has a clinical and limiting ring. Lesbian existence suggests both the fact of the historical presence of lesbians and our continuing creation of the meaning of thatexistence. I mean the term lesbian continuum to include a range – through each woman’s life and throughout history – of woman-identified experience, not simply the fact that a woman has had orconsciously desired genital sexual experience with another woman. [W]e [can] expand it to embrace many more forms of primary intensity between and among women, including the sharing of a rich innerlife, the bonding against male tyranny, the giving and receiving of practical and political support […].
|1. |The author says that the word lesbianism has a clinical ring. F| |
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|2. |The term lesbian continuum refers only tothe desire of one woman for another. F | | |
| | | | ||3. |Lesbian continuum can also include mutual support among women. T | | |
Read the following definitions and give the correctterm.
1. A historical document which is contemporary with and studied alongside a literary document.
2. A term which refers to the systematic stereotyping ofand discrimination against people because they are old.
3. The struggle for identity by male poets who feel threatened by the achievements of their predecessors....
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