Mrs. Cheney Not Always So Enraged By Lesbianism
Back in 1981, Mrs. Cheney penned a steamy lesbian bodice-ripper titled Sisters that was nothing if not "cheap and tawdry." The paperback chronicles the 19th century adventures of one Sophie Dymond, who arrives in America's wild West as a sweet young thing, only to discover that it is a place where (as the jacket copy has it) "the relationship between women and men had become a kind of guerilla warfare in which women were forced to band together for the strength they needed, and at times for the love they wanted . . . " Males in the novel are uniformly presented as self-interested brutes, and the novel suggests not only that lesbianism does indeed pose a kind of subversive threat to heterosexual marriage, but that it's a good thing! Cheney seems to be arguing passionately that, given what total jerks men are, what right-thinking woman wouldn't prefer to be a lesbian?
Here's a snippet, and find more here.