1970s lesbian feminism encouraged lesbians to adopt a certain set of values and to conform to a prescribed idea of "the lesbian lifestyle". This left many feeling ostracised from the community. This work documents the lives of some of these women and explores the nature of their "crimes" including sleeping with men, wanting to be a man, murder, body racism, narcissism, objectification and buying and selling sex. "Assault on Convention" considers the effect of lesbian transgression in breaking down restrictive out-dated rules, both within the lesbian and gay community and in the wider public. In acknowledging the full diversity of lesbian experience, it unearths a hidden potential for lesbian politics to pioneer a highly visible and exciting movement for change and the acceptance of difference.