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Sexist slang and the gay community

Julia Penelope

Sexist slang and the gay community

are you one, too?

by Julia Penelope

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Published by Women"s Studies Program, University of Michigan] in [Ann Arbor, Mich .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gay men -- Language (New words, slang, etc.),
  • Gays -- Language (New words, slang, etc.),
  • Homosexuality -- Slang.,
  • Lesbians -- Language (New words, slang, etc.)

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJulia Penelope (Stanley), Susan J. Wolfe.
    SeriesMichigan occasional paper -- no. 14
    ContributionsWolfe, Susan J., 1946-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHQ 1101 .M622 no.14
    The Physical Object
    Pagination17, [1] p. ;
    Number of Pages17
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20340201M


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Sexist slang and the gay community: are you one, too. Issue 14 of Michigan occasional papers in women's studies, University of Michigan Women's Studies Program: Authors: Julia Penelope, Susan J.

Wolfe: Publisher: Women's Studies Program, University of Michigan, Original from: the University of California: Digitized: Length. : Michigan Occasional Papers in Women's Studies/Sexist Slang and the Gay Community: Are You One, Too (): Julia P.

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