I think she’s a lesbian judging by her books. So in other words, gays need equaity, but FU to conservatives.
Ellen Lewin’s publications include Lesbian Mothers: Accounts of Gender in American Culture and Recognizing Ourselves: Lesbian and Gay Ceremonies of Commitment. She is also the editor of Inventing Lesbian Cultures in America, and the co-editor of Women, Health and Healing: Toward a New Perspective (with Virginia Olesen), Out in the Field: Reflections of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists , Out in Theory: The Emergence of Lesbian and Gay Anthropology (both with William Leap), and Feminist Anthropology: A Reader. A third edited volume (with William Leap), Reinventing Lesbian/Gay Anthropology in a Giobalizing World, is forthcoming, as is Gay Fatherhood: Narratives of Family and Citizenship in America. A third edited volume (with William Leap), Reinventing Lesbian/Gay Anthropology in a Giobalizing World was published in 2009, and Gay Fatherhood: Narratives of Family and Citizenship in America was published in 2009.
She gives Helen Thomas serious competition.
Satire can’t be written anymore. Real life is just too strange and demented.
“All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.” Adolf Hitler
This propaganda works with the ‘least intelligent’ and also the most alienated...
Prof. Lewin grew up in New York and did her college work in San Francisco and Stanford. Her salary this year is $95,000.
Excerpt from an article by Prof. Lewin (radical antipathy to marriage as a patriarchal institution):
...Why has marriage become so central to questions of gay/lesbian rights? How has this happened when lesbians and gay men are themselves so divided over the issue? I would like to outline a few ways that we might think about these questions. I base my comments on the research I carried out on same-sex commitment ceremonies (Recognizing Ourselves: Ceremonies of Lesbian and Gay Commitment, 1998), on other anthropological work Ive done with lesbian and gay families in the US, and on my own experience as a participant in the struggle to achieve the right to marry.
My views on this issue, which had long rested on a radical antipathy to marriage as a patriarchal institution, shifted dramatically after my spouse and I were united in a Jewish ceremony in 1992 and after I studied some 60 same-sex couples who staged commitment ceremonies of various kinds none at that time legally sanctioned...