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Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Lesbian Declaration of Independence from the GLBTblahblahblah

1) When in the route of the GLBTblahblahblah, it becomes vitally important for one group (L) to disengage the political stripes which have joined them with each other, and to assume among the forces of our Mother earth, the secernate and compeer place to which the Laws of Nature entitle them, a due fĂȘte to the opinions of the GLBTblahblahblah requires that they should announce the reasons which propel them to disjoin.

2.1) We agree these verities to be axiomatic, that all members of the GLBTblahblahblah are equally invested, that they are all empowered with certain unforfeitable rights, that among these are the right to a life beyond heteropatriarchy, autonomy and the quest for felicitousness.

2.2) So to insure that these rights are upheld, the GLBTblahblahblah agree amongst themselves, evoking their just powers from group consent. That whenever any group within the group becomes ruinous of these ends, it is the right of the remaining groups involved or the individual group to castrate or extirpate itself, and to found a new front, positioning its cornerstones on such precepts and forming its powers in such form, that they shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.

2.3) Discretion will demand that the long standing GLBTblahblahblah should not be altered for trifling or ephemeral causes; experience tells us, that GLBTblahblahblah members are more prone to suffering when iniquities are endurable, than they are to right themselves by abolishing the wrongs to which they become accustom.

2.4) But when a colossal tide of male privileges, hetero-privileges and co-options, pursuing perpetually the same aim communicates a design to reduce/erase one sect under absolutism, it is their right, in fact their obligation, to separate from the herd, and create a new Front to secure their future!

2.5) Such has been the patient acceptance of the lesbian section of the GLBTblahblahblah; and such is now the necessity which encumbers them to remove themselves from the GLBTblahblahblah. The history of lesbianism within the present GLBTblahblahblah is a history of repeated injustices, erasure, neglect and intrusions! To prove this, let the facts be posited to a male privileged hetero patriarchal group!

The Facts:

3.1) Patriarchy and patriarchal systems are at the center of the GLBTblahblahblah benefiting all groups within the GLBTblahblahblah to a greater or lesser extent EXCEPT for Lesbians.

The patriarchal systems governing the GLBTblahblahblah continue to ignore/minimize/deny issues specific to lesbians such as higher breast cancer rates, a multitude of issues surrounding lesbian motherhood and how the sexual abuse of lesbian children and adult lesbian rape effect the lesbian psyche to list a few.

Lesbian spaces continue to be encroached upon without any support of the GLBTblahblahblah. In fact it is the gist of other groups who make up the GLBTblahblahblah doing most of the trespassing!!!

Because lesbians are not men, are not interested in being men and do not marry men, lesbians as a coterie are economically less well off/stable and are covered less (if any) medically.

Because of the patriarchal systems/regimes ruling the GLBTblahblahblah lesbian voices regularly go unheard or are completely drowned out of political decisions made by the GLBTblahblahblah.

The GLBTblahblhablah has done nothing in the way of helping lesbians fight to legitimate, authenticate and rightfully reclaim their identity away from heteropatriarchal paws which grip lesbians in one hand and their penises in the other. As a matter of fact the B(isexuals) of the GLBTblahblahblah reinforce the notion of lesbiansism as no more than a performative act for the male gaze, male attention and male approval!

The patriarchal systems operating the GLBTblahblahblah have not only allowed post-modernist queer theory/ist into the GLBTblahblahblah, but embraced queer theory despite queer theorys expunction of lesbian studies/histories/identities etc. Calling into question lesbians (not gay MEN) "essentialist" sexuality/identity and narcissisticly promoting "fluid" sexualities/identities at lesbian expense!

Queer theorist working within the GLBTblahblahblah have used the gay and lesbian platform to promote/legitimate the barbaric "treatment" of thousands and thousands mentally ill folks suffering from BDD in some form or other, many of them lesbians.

Due to queer/gender theorist (mostly) white privilege academic authoritative rhetoric/politics, the gulf between lesbians of colour, lower income lesbians and less educated lesbians and that of their counter parts have increased dramatically.

Sexism within the GLBTblahblahblah continues to be a non issue despite lesbian presence. If sexism isnt addressed/questioned/railed against within the GLBTblahblahblah how can the GLBTblahblahblah help lesbians and other females within the group to fight the sometimes harsh sexism that rages without?


The GLBTblahblhablah has done nothing in the way of helping lesbians fight to legitimate, authenticate and rightfully reclaim their identity away from heteropatriarchal paws which grip lesbians in one hand and their penises in the other. As a matter of fact the B(isexuals) of the GLBTblahblahblah reinforce the notion of lesbiansism as no more than a performative act for the male gaze, male attention and male approval!

The patriarchal systems operating the GLBTblahblahblah have not only allowed post-modernist queer theory/ist into the GLBTblahblahblah, but embraced queer theory despite queer theorys expunction of lesbian studies/histories/identities etc. Calling into question lesbians (not gay MEN) "essentialist" sexuality/identity and narcissisticly promoting "fluid" sexualities/identities at lesbian expense!

Queer theorist working within the GLBTblahblahblah have used the gay and lesbian platform to promote/legitimate the barbaric "treatment" of thousands and thousands mentally ill folks suffering from BDD in some form or other, many of them lesbians.

Due to queer/gender theorist (mostly) white privilege academic authoritative rhetoric/politics, the gulf between lesbians of colour, lower income lesbians and less educated lesbians and that of their counter parts have increased dramatically.

Sexism within the GLBTblahblahblah continues to be a non issue despite lesbian presence. If sexism isnt addressed/questioned/railed against within the GLBTblahblahblah how can the GLBTblahblahblah help lesbians and other females within the group to fight the sometimes harsh sexism that rages without?

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