I recently got my knickers in a twist on Twitter when I saw this link to a (so-called) “
Lesbian” (NOT!) Oral Testimony website.
You may be asking yourself why I would be so displeased with something that seems to support Lesbians…
Well, the answer is quite simple:
Because I am incredibly sick of our name being used willy-nilly, without the slightest concern for truth, accuracy, or ethics.
Anything that has “Lesbian” as part of their main title should be…hold onto your shorts and get ready for this wild ‘n’ crazy idea…LESBIAN!!
And this website is a lot of things, but none of them are truly LESBIAN:
Even though the word “Lesbian” is thrown in as an afterthought at best, I am willing to go out on a limb here and wager that these alleged “Lesbians” giving oral testimony aren’t actually Lesbians after all, but rather, they are most likely the dreaded Straightbians who Dirt and I have been writing about.
Personally, I don’t care if all the two-spirit pansexual aromantic non-binary queers who “identify” as the attention-getter-du-jour want to yack it up until the cows come home. Have at it, and have fun being “special”.
BUT DON’T CALL IT “LESBIAN” BECAUSE IT IS NOT.
06/09/2017: EDITED TO ADD: Even the most cursory of searches revealed a lot of MEN being interviewed for a purported LESBIAN website. Sigh. I truly wished I was wrong about this, but clearly I am not.
Bottom line: This project needs another title to accurately reflect their content. Here are my top 3 suggestions:
Oral History of Every Special Snowflake Available (OHESSA)
Listening Intently To Everybody But Actual Lesbians (LITEBAL)
I Am An Academic With Funding So I Am Making A Faux Lesbian Website: Please Send Cash Now (IAAAWFSIAMAFLWPSCN)