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All The Lesbian Mothers Are Coupled, All The Single Mothers Are Straight, And All Of Us Are Tired: Reflections On Being A Single Lesbian Mom


  • June Lapidus


Amidst increasing numbers of gays and lesbians having children, political opposition to gay marriage, and government efforts to discourage female-headed households by funding marriage initiatives, the author reflects on her life as a single lesbian mom. Following in the feminist tradition of using personal experiences as a starting point, the article looks at the social space between single heterosexual moms and lesbian mother couples.

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  • June Lapidus, 2004. "All The Lesbian Mothers Are Coupled, All The Single Mothers Are Straight, And All Of Us Are Tired: Reflections On Being A Single Lesbian Mom," Feminist Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 10(2), pages 227-236.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:femeco:v:10:y:2004:i:2:p:227-236
    DOI: 10.1080/1354570042000217784

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