"This march is dedicated to the empowerment of the women of Atlanta and beyond. The Dyke March, with its focus on women, unites to create an atmosphere of inclusion and community. The march is open to all women loving women (trans-inclusive) of any race, culture, orientation, ability, health, socioeconomic level, family structure, faith or age! This march is a time to demonstrate our commitment to nurture and build a new tomorrow, united for equality and justice. We call on all women of Atlanta and beyond to join us as we march".
Other than in name only, nothing in the description has anything to do with actual lesbians, NOTHING! "All women", is not LESBIAN women and straight men parading as "women" is about as fucking far from lesbian as you can fucking get! And to add even more insult to lesbian erasure:
THE ANNUAL TRANS MARCH
This march celebrates and promotes visibility of the Trans community.
Yes, along with male and female transitioners being included in the Dyke March, the Trans Community has ITS OWN FUCKING INDIVIDUAL MARCH!
Dyke Marches are one by one quietly and quickly going the way of Lesbian Studies. What is Lesbian Studies you ask? Exactly!
For all the different types of lesbians there are; different backgrounds, different races, different religions and different lesbians period. For all of it, we still have the unique shared experiences of falling in love with other lesbians amid compulsory heterosexuality. Unlike gay males who reap the benefits of male privilege giving them a huge edge under patriarchy and within compulsory heterosexuality, lesbians have no such edge let alone any benefits. This is something no matter what color or class of lesbian we are, we share with each other as well. There's that look, that slight smile we give each other when were recognize one another in public, that feeling of what can only be described as sisterhood.
Opportunities such as Dyke Marches give us that occasion to look upon one another with broad smiles, pride and a kind of unique dyke mirror. And it is through that dyke mirror, looking at other dykes that we finally see ourselves. There is something beautiful about gazing upon another and seeing yourself, because through out history and society still, we rarely see ourselves. There is NO substitute for that dyke image, NONE! Our lesbian image found in our once lesbian spaces is fast becoming more and more fractured and disfigured, much like the fractured, disfigured bodies co-opting our spaces in the so called name of "inclusion"!
Rest assured good lesbians it is not too late for us to restore our pure lesbian image by reclaiming what is not only rightfully ours, but ours by our very nature. A nature not to be duplicated by syringes or the surgeon's mutilative scalpel! But first we have to learn to say NO! No to the slippery PC driven liberal lingo like "inclusiveness". Lingo designed not to arouse our keen lesbian suspicions, designed instead to slither among us, striking when we least expect.
Say NO to lesbian erasure aka "inclusiveness" and say YES to an unadulterated Lesbian Nation!
The Future can be Ours!