“I’m a lesbian for political reasons.”
“I gave up heterosexuality.”
I know it’s not a new thing, yet a lot of this bullshit is popping up lately, here on Tumblr and elsewhere on the Internet.
What a fun way to deny having heterosexual privilege, ehh?
While making life harder for lesbians (and I mean all lesbians, including the ones you fucking radfem assholes refuse to acknowledge are women too!) who don’t have that privilege.
It really is thanks to you guys that the stereotype of lesbians as “man haters” and “feminazi’s” exists, persists, and will probably never go away. You know, every time—which happens way too often—I get “You’re a lesbian? And you support ’women’s rights’? So you hate men?” I have you fuckers to thank for it!
And then there is the wonderful way in which your bullshit helps perpetuate the belief that homosexuality is something a person chooses. Another fun thing that gay people will never get away from!
I have no fucking respect for any of you.
Being a lesbian shouldn’t be some kind of fucking political statement, but it is, and it is because of fucking radical-feminist-political-lesbians as much as it is because of fucking conservative-homophobe-assholes-bigots.
This is not policing your identity. This is telling you to stop fucking with the identities of lesbians and the lesbian community and twisting it for your political bullshit.
This is not “oh, teh mean dyke doesn’t want us in her spechul club, waaaah.”. It’s you don’t belong to the fucking club to begin with, so shut the fuck up and get the fuck out!
Quite simply, just fuck off. Take your “political lesbianism”, “womyn born womyn”, “teh patriarchy is out to get us!”, and “teh mens is evil” bullshit and shove up your ass and fuck off.
—One extremely pissed off dyke.
This has to either be a teenager or a dude/pretendbian.
First off: Being a political lesbian does not mean one is not a “real lesbian”. There’s this thing called compulsory heterosexuality and many lesbians have taken on the label “political lesbian” as a way of expressing their rejection of heterosexual institutions and framing their sexuality as a political act. This does not mean they aren’t REAL dykes. There may be those few women who adopt the label “political lesbian” who do not seek to have relationships with women but rather seek to be woman-identified and dedicate their lives to women’s communities rather than collude with men. But they are a minority of the political lesbian community and NONE OF THEM ARE ON TUMBLR.
Secondly: Males are not lesbians, no matter how many times you try to convince female-attracted females that males are females and their bodies should not be considered any different than ours (no matter how batshit and out of touch with reality you sound) it does not make them female nor make lesbian women attracted to them.
Thirdly: Political lesbianism, womyn-born-womyn policies, lesbian separatism and anti-patriarchal politics are all separate things. One does not need to be a lesbian to be welcome in WBW spaces or be against patriarchy. One does not even need to be a lesbian to defend lesbian sexuality from male appropriators. One just needs to be a half-way decent human being.
Fourthly: lesbians are labelled “man haters” because they DARE to not be sexually attracted to men. Which is a crime in our compulsory heterosexual society. It doesn’t matter how much male ass you kiss, you’ll still be hated and deemed a man hater because you aren’t dying for dick.
Be angry and contemptuous all you want but you’re the ignorant one, and its sad because if you are an actual female you are terribly ignorant about your own history and heritage as a lesbian.
Wow, is the OP for real? She’s pissed about lesbians not living their lives to serve men and pander to their egos? She’s attacking political lesbianism without even trying to understand what it’s about? Although I personally am not a lesbian, and thus I don’t feel I should have the right to comment on the experiences of lesbianism, I do believe that lesbian sexuality (in all forms) needs to be preserved in its unadulterated state. Men just can’t stand not being needed, not being revered, that’s why they fling around the “man-hater” name as if it’s the most terrible thing ever (i mean, other than being a “cissexist” for not wanting to fuck a “woman’s” penis) and there is such a huge pressure on lesbians to cave into heterosexuality or performing their sexuality for men.
You don’t need to be a lesbian to be against the patriarchy or to be labelled a man-hater. You don’t need to be a lesbian to have the moral decency to defend lesbian sexuality. Learn to fucking support your lesbian sisters you horrible human being, and try to understand political lesbianism before you start insulting it. oh and protip: NOT EVERYTHING IS ABOUT MEN.
(firstwavefeminist, i believe you summed up my thoughts far more succinctly than I could’ve, i love your response to this moron)