Book Review: Lesbians, Legal Theory and Other Superheroes


Why is Ruthann Robson always talking about lesbians? A professor at the City University of New York School of Law, Robson is a prolific writer in multiple genres, all of which place lesbian lives at their heart.’ It’s not that she talks only about lesbians, or that lesbians occupy some exalted position in her legal cosmology. Rather, she situates lesbians, and lesbian issues at the center of every one of her works, including her most recent book of theoretical essays, Sappho Goes to Law School.

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