My sweetie Dirt wrote a post yesterday entitled “How Lesbian Became the Vehicle for Radical Feminist Anger“. Please read her post, here, first, because this post is intended as a supplement.
Dirt’s post deals with how Radical Feminists appropriated “
Lesbian” and falsely used “ Lesbian” as a vehicle to express their own anger toward men/patriarchy.
Analyzing the RadFem definition of “
Lesbian” (“What is a lesbian? A lesbian is the rage of all women condensed to the point of explosion.”), it should be incredibly obvious to anyone with an IQ higher than mayonnaise that the so-called “ Radicalesbians” who wrote the misguided and male-obsessed treatise “The Woman Identified Woman” (and their gung-ho disciples) were/are neither Radical nor Lesbian.
These angry straight women decided, in typical straight-privileged fashion, that they were unhappy with the status-quo regarding men/patriarchy, but instead of directly and effectively taking action to actually change their relationships with men and/or to dismantle patriarchy in any systematic or useful fashion, they chose to cowardly retreat from battle, using their contrived camouflage of “
Lesbian” as a way to hide from and avoid the true issues.
Under the guise of “
sisterhood“, these straight women proceeded to do the least “sisterly” thing possible: they proceeded to steamroll over real Lesbians in every way possible, and continue to do so even today.
Ironically, these same purported “
Lesbian feminists” are the very same individuals who are arguing incessantly that males cannot become females simply by saying so…yet, somehow, they fail to comprehend the irony that they are doing the very same thing: claiming to be something they are not, while arrogantly expecting to be automatically believed and welcomed with open arms.
Real Lesbians were (and still are) an inconvenient truth in these faux “
Lesbians’” alleged “ feminism“.
We insist on pointing out the pesky truth that the prevalent myth that “any woman can be a Lesbian” is an outright lie. We point out that arguing with men all day, every day on Twitter or elsewhere isn’t actually taking constructive action. We repeatedly point out that Lesbians are not “angry man-haters”; that being Lesbian is not a choice; and that every woman who says she is a Lesbian is not actually a Lesbian.
In short, we are raining on their parade and they don’t like it.
Here’s the thing: It is not “radical” to run from the true issues and hide behind a mask. It is not “radical” to appropriate “
Lesbian” because you are too scared to stand up for your rights as a straight woman. And it’s certainly not “ feminist” to harm real Lesbians with your nonsense.
So, instead of “
Radical Feminist Lesbians“, a more apt title would be “Cowardly Straight Females”.
What would be truly “radical” for these straight females to do would be to constructively find ways to gain and maintain power in their heterosexual relationships and to actually address societal inequities in a methodical and effective fashion.
These faux “
Lesbian feminists” can unfollow or block Dirt and me; they can call us “scary” or “dangerous” or “bullies” or “mind-controllers” or any other name; they can attempt to discredit us; and they can continue proclaiming to the top of their lungs that all it takes to be a Lesbian is to simply claim to be one.
But no matter how loud they scream or how vehement their protests against what Dirt and I are saying, the truth remains the same:
Wherever you go, there you are.
And for these false “
Lesbian feminists“, they are still stuck in the same place they were in 1970: still arguing with/about males under the false guise of “ Lesbian“.
It’s way past time to stop of being stuck that rut, don’t you think?
Image: By Joost J. Bakker from IJmuiden CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0) via Wikimedia Commons