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Lisa Duggan

Lisa Duggan is a journalist, activist, and Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis at New York University. She is author most recently of Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed.

Feminist activists of the Women Against Pornography (WAP) group in a protest 'March On Times Square', in New York City, 20th October 1979.

The 1980s sex wars are most strongly associated with conflict over pornography. But a central component, often lost in present-day recollections, was a debate over the politics of queer desire.

Lisa Duggan