Ulrike Janz, lesbian feminist activist. Working class-born 1956, co-edited a german „radical feminist lesbian magazin“ called IHRSINN for 15 years until 2004, and has been part of several lesbian-feminist groups & networks (including Lesbenring, LAG Lesben NRW, Lesbians & Buddhism). Her main activist issues have been: Violence against women, reproductive & genetic engineering, lesbians in german facism, violence in lesbian relationships, lesbians and poverty, lesbians in older age. Spiritually she turns to meditation and lesbian & buddhism network. In 2006 she moved her home base to one of the so-called „modern beguinages“ (in Dortmund) – women housing projects with lesbians.
How does heteronormativity influence lesbian relationships? How does heteronormativity work in the public sphere? And what are the effects on our intimacies? Lesbians grow up in a patriarchal culture and internalise its misogyny and values. Psychological violence in the forms of jealousy and control often become a feature of our intimate relationships even if we […]
From the birth we are constructed by family order ruled by power and control system. Hatred against women and lesbians is imbedded in the social rules. When we start our first lesbian love story we miss knowledge that childhood systems of love and fear together with hatred toward lesbians will enter in our intimate relationship. […]