Sheila Jeffreys

British feminist

Sheila Jeffreys (born 1948) is a lesbian feminist activist. She was born in the United Kingdom.


Jeffreys helped write Love Your Enemy? The Debate Between Heterosexual Feminism and Political Lesbianism in 1979. Her first book written without other writers was published in 1985. She moved to Melbourne in Australia in 1991 to work at the University of Melbourne. In 2009 The Industrial Vagina was published. Jeffreys' most recent book, Gender Hurts, was published in April 2014.

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In 1973 Jeffreys became a political lesbian.[1]


  1. Bindel, Julie (2 July 2005). "Radical feminist Sheila Jeffreys talks to Julie Bindel" – via

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