Katherine Frank, “Stripping, Starving, and the Politics of Ambiguous Pleasure” in Merri Lisa Johnson (Ed.), Jane Sexes it Up: True Confessions of Feminist Desire, New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, 2002.
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“The idea of femininity as performance or masquerade has a long, rich history. In this essay, I limit my observations to the process of developing an awareness of gender as performance (my own developing awareness, along with the developing awareness of some of my customers, other stripper-writers, and, ultimately, the general American public) and the usefulness of this awareness for feminist politics.”
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