Homosexuality

Anamorphosis of Sex Oppression: a Kind of Lesbian Relationship

Yang Hui
Foreign Language Department, Qinghai Normal University, Xining 810008, China
Journal of China Women's University 2008-1

Abstract:Feminist critics differentiat Lesbians into two groups : one contains sexual relations and the other refers to a kind of woman friendship. The differentiation has both advantages and disadvantages. Therefore, some critics give them a more eclectic definition. The generalization of Lesbians stands for a kind of collective life style to resist the patriarchy. One of the confined Lesbian relationships is full with the patriarchic consciousness. This kind of relationship is factually anamorphosis of the sex - oppression.
Keywords:Lesbian, sex - oppression, anamorphosis

Paper type:Published
The lesbian group often calls themselves as “Lala”, which is the transliteration of lesbian. This group hides in a silent undetectable corner of the society, sobbing for injury and indulging their desire. “Lalas” hides themselves deeply so as to avoid the contempt and oppression coming from the society. Such monstrous living environment compels them to gather inside their circle searching for comfort. However, this circle is not as pure and warm as what the outsiders imagine. The lesbians with different personalities bring with them the oppression they suffered from the male-dominated society, the frustrations they got from family lives as well as the indulgence they accustomed in the post-modern context into the circle of lesbians, which make the lesbians’ world extremely complex.
The transmission of contemporary Chinese society is at the cost of the breakdown of family life. And the rapid economic development is in inverse proportion to the soul’s sense of belonging.
The relativity theory of value, the nihilism of emotion as well as the re-affirmation of body and desire all make the number of lesbians increase. Therefore, the issue of lesbian is not the problem of women themselves, but the barometer of the society.
I. Definition of Lesbian
II. Relational Structure inside the Group of “Lala”
The author went deep among the group of “Lala” for investigation and discovered the conventionally agreed regulations of the circle. The masculine party who always initiate actions is called “T”; while the feminine party who is gentler is named as “P”.
III. Gender Consciousness Oppression in the Relational Structure of “Lala”
The gender consciousness oppression in the relational structure of “Lala” mainly includes the relationship between “T” type and “P” type or the relationship between “T” and “TP”. Yet the gender consciousness oppression is not that obvious in the relationship between “TP” and “TP”.
IV. “Lala’s” “Body Consumption” and “Game of Desire”
V. “Gender Oppression” Covered by “Identity Politics”
Love is regardless of race, gender, age and status, but love could not afford to lose its due character. The gender consciousness oppression and the game of love existed in the circle of “Lala” are the portrayal of not only the postmodern value, but also the deep-rooted bad habits hidden behind human nature. This is the problem of the whole society, rather than the issue of women.

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