Macho Sluts

Macho Sluts (ISBN 1-55583-115-X) is a 1988 book of erotic short stories by Pat Califia, published by Alyson Publications.Then lesbian identified, Califia had written the stories between 1977 and 1988 during a period of fierce struggle between lesbian feminist SM practitioners and anti-pornography feminists in the San Francisco Bay area. Media scholar Carolyn Bronstein has characterized these articles, and the anthology, as lesbian romance fiction. As such, they made lesbians visible within the leather and SM communities, and lesbians practicing what came to be known as


Macho Sluts (ISBN 1-55583-115-X) is a 1988 book of erotic short stories by Pat Califia, published by Alyson Publications.Then lesbian identified, Califia had written the stories between 1977 and 1988 during a period of fierce struggle between lesbian feminist SM practitioners and anti-pornography feminists in the San Francisco Bay area. Media scholar Carolyn Bronstein has characterized these articles, and the anthology, as lesbian romance fiction. As such, they made lesbians visible within the leather and SM communities, and lesbians practicing what came to be known as "power exchange" visible in the feminist community. Bronstein characterizes the collection as an activist response to anti-pornography feminists' characterization of "SM as a dangerous form of sexuality that reproduced the positions of power associated with heterosexuality."
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