More essential reading on Sontag over at one of my favorite blogs, A Little More Life. (from an LA Times commentary by Patrick Moore):
The New York writer and activist Sarah Schulman has been, ironically, described as "the lesbian Susan Sontag." Schulman told me recently that Sontag "never applied her massive intellectual gifts toward understanding her own condition as a lesbian, because to do so publicly would have subjected her to marginalization and dismissal."Would a discussion of her sexuality have foisted Sontag out of the intellectual boys' club, into the feminist realms? My hunch is probably, although not necessarily: if anyone could have pulled it off, she could have. But it would have been quite a feat.