Lauren Jae Gutterman locates lesbian histories not at the margins but at the center of postwar American life, often accommodated within marriages with men and family life. Alert to the complex meanings of married women's desire for women, beyond the poles of protest and conformity, Gutterman queers postwar marriage, the family, and normativity itself. It is a critical intervention in histories of marriage, same-sex desires, feminism, and therapeutic ideas of the authentic self. Lauren Jae Gutterman shows the concept of fluidity has a much deeper past than what is typically imagined and that heterosexual marriage was much less straight than it seemed. Married at eighteen, Barbara lived with her husband and two daughters in a California suburb, where she was president of the Parent-Teacher Association. To Barbara, Pearl was "the most gorgeous woman in the world," and the two began an affair that lasted over a decade. Through interviews, diaries, memoirs, and letters, Her Neighbor's Wife traces the stories of hundreds of women, like Barbara Kalish, who struggled to balance marriage and same-sex desire in the postwar United States. In doing so, Lauren Jae Gutterman draws our attention away from the postwar landscape of urban gay bars and into the homes of married women, who tended to engage in affairs with wives and mothers they met in the context of their daily lives: through work, at church, or in their neighborhoods. In the late s and s, the lesbian feminist movement and the no-fault divorce revolution transformed the lives of wives who desired women. Women could now choose to divorce their husbands in order to lead openly lesbian or bisexual lives; increasingly, however, these women were confronted by hostile state discrimination, typically in legal battles over child custody.
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A Manhattan lawyer gave his wife, son, daughter and neighbor coronavirus increasing the number of cases in the state to six, officials said. He reportedly has an underlying respiratory illness that put him in more danger from the illness. His son showed symptoms but is recovering, according to the mayor. All three have quarantined themselves in their home. It is unclear whether his neighbor, who also quarantined himself, has experienced any symptoms. Health officials in Westchester, a suburban community north of New York City where the family lives, have since ordered new testing and placed approximately 1, people in self-quarantine. Governor Cuomo said people who have come in contact with the family will be tested and should isolate themselves in their homes.
Five deaths connected to the coronavirus came from a long-term care facility in Kirkland, Washington; Dan Springer reports. The wife, son, daughter and a neighbor of a Westchester County man who tested positive for the novel coronavirus have also contracted the virus, according to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. On Wednesday, De Blasio said the man's condition was improving and added that his wife works at the same midtown law firm that he does. One intern and seven employees who work with the man at the 42nd Street office are undergoing testing, De Blasio said. Health officials said the man had no prior travel history to countries currently experiencing a coronavirus outbreak, and that they were investigating whether he used public transportation while infectious. Cuomo later Wednesday traveled to Westchester County to come up with a localized plan to help track contacts and prevent further spread. There, he learned of five new cases in a family that had contact with the lawyer, bringing the state's total number to Her husband is also recovering at home but his test results were negative, Cuomo said.
And wives may be even more likely to have an affair with someone in their inner circle than husbands are. Part of the reason is simple convenience—proximity and opportunity. So they split the difference, and look across the street. About 21 percent of men and 13 percent of women reported cheating on their partners at some point.