As usual, some “
Lesbian feminists” are either actually misunderstanding, or, much more likely, deliberately “ misunderstanding“, what Dirt and I say about Straightbians.
Actual misunderstandings are always fine and normal; however, willful “
misinterpretations” are apparently being made by some, perhaps in order to get attention, to cause drama, and/or to ATTEMPT to derail the work Dirt and I are doing.
Misinterpretation #1). “Dirt and Anna are trying to control women and/or control women’s thinking.”
Answer: No, nope, never, not even close.
Every woman is free to feel, think, say, or do whatever she wants. We have both said so numerous times, in a variety of ways.
Believe, think, say, and do whatever you want, but “the proof is in the puddin'”, as Dirt’s granny would say.
Furthermore, we are truly flattered that anyone would think that we are magical wizards possessing the mysterious powers of mind control, but sadly, we are mere mortal bloggers.
Misinterpretation #2): “Dirt and Anna think that they can just look at a woman’s picture on the internet and declare whether that woman is a Lesbian or not.”
Answer: Again, this is twisting the truth.
First of all, the women we wrote about in our Straightbian series all have extensive histories of writings, interviews, lectures, quotations, appearances, etc. We didn’t just look at their pictures and BOOM! declare them “non-Lesbian”. There is extensive data available on each of the women we have written about.
Furthermore, however, what our critics don’t seem to understand is that there is indeed something called gaydar, which is real (and which I believe is an evolutionary-like response honed to identify each other in an often-hostile world).
The fact that these so-called “
Lesbian” critics don’t understand that it is often possible to indeed identify another Lesbian by sight further suggests that they are not, in fact, Lesbians themselves.
Misinterpretation #3): “Dirt and Anna are being abusive by ________ (fill in the blank with any action of your choice: existing; blogging; thinking; breathing; critiquing; telling the truth; tweeting; attempting to write anonymously; etc.).”
As an astute commenter just said today on Dirt’s blog, to say that Dirt and I are “abusers” (or any similar accusation, such as “bullies”) is not only ludicrous, it is also an insult to actual survivors of any kind of real abuse.
Here’s a clue, Sherlock:
Writing on a blog, or tweeting, etc. is not “abuse”….it’s free speech. Reading what we say is completely optional. If you don’t like what we have to say it, don’t read it. And if you don’t like us, ignore us. Problem solved!
I’m sure that there is a buttload of subtweeting going on that I don’t even know about, but the above complaints are what have been screencapped and sent to us by several allies, so I will stop here for now.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to ask me. As I said, true misunderstanding are normal and fine. I don’t mind answering questions and discussing topics.
What I do mind is drama.