The subject Mrs. Dirt and I are tackling has affected decades upon decades of lesbians right into each and every lesbian alive today. As lesbians, we're all born and function as outlaws in a Heterosexual Society. As women, we have little power, and as lesbians we have less. Lesbians do not have male privilege nor the privilege gained from sleeping with/marrying men nor the privileges heterosexual women enjoy even when single. Even being a lesbian is not something we can simply choose not to be or in the case of the privileged straight women, choose not to DO. Lesbianism is NOT a set of behaviours, it is a birth right, or in our case, in current heterosexual society, we are viewed as a birth wrong.
That said, because lesbians do not have the power or the privileges to effect even the very notion of what a lesbian is or isn't, does or doesn't, Lesbianism itself has been defined/forged by STRAIGHTBIANS and other heterosexual women. Because Lesbianism has been filtered (watered down) through a heterosexual lens, lesbians ourselves have a false sense of who we are and where we come from.
What Mrs. Dirt and I are doing in this series of posts is focusing on the STRAIGHT female
These posts will shine a spotlight on how the
While we certainly cannot address every inconsistency heterosexuals have attributed to lesbians/being a lesbian, we are going to address a few choice prime STRAIGHT female culprits in this post and in future posts whose books/lectures/high profiles/interviews etc have damaged generations of lesbians, beginning with how we saw ourselves and how heterosexual society has viewed us.
Before we get started with our first STRAIGHT culprit of Crimes Against Lesbians, let us preface by saying before the question "how do you know these women are straight?" is even asked, the answer lies (where it is not immediately obvious) in how their information is interpreted/disseminated. One thing both gays and lesbians have specific to us is a distinct language and a distinct way of communicating that language which has served as one of the few survival tools available to homosexuals, ensuring our survival AND ensuring we find each other. It may be subtle, but it is NOT heterosexual! Another reason is the INTENSE focus on the sexual, usually involving pedophilia play/BDSM.
Without further ado and in no particular order, here are our first batch of offenders:
1) Joann Loulan has been hailed a lesbian (butch/femme) "sexpert", selling books to over a hundred thousand lesbians, delivering well paid for speaking engagements, including being featured on Oprah. Such books include: Lesbian Passion/ Lesbian Sex/ The Lesbian Erotic Dance. Despite making a fortune and earning the trust of lesbians, Loulan got caught with her pants down-she married a MAN! Loulan said of homosexuality later on:
Loulan, who clearly admits to not even believing in homosexuality at all was a leading“Why is everybody freaking out about it being a choice? It’s a great choice,” Loulan says. “I don’t know why the genetics argument is going to help us. It didn’t help blacks. I think it is a pathetic argument to say ‘I can’t help it.’ I don’t think it exists for everybody, and I don’t think it matters.”
2) Rachel L. Pepper is a longtime editor for the
A very telling Pepper quote from her lesbian pregnancy book says it all:
3) Patrick Califia according to herself is an "author, therapist, sex radical, therapist, bear, pagan, top but not stupid" (She put therapist in twice, but she isn't stupid!). Pat Califia, prior to transition, claimed to be a"If you're like me and spent your teenage years trying not to get pregnant with your male partnerS..." pg 29 UGTPFL
Her warped heterosexuality shines through herI can’t resist the call of that
Deep, smoldering anger,
the girlboy who can never forgive herself
Until Mama relents and says
(Standing in a dark doorway,
Spraying herself with a perfume atomizer),
“Forget the old man.
Come to my bed tonight.”
4) Susie Bright aka Susie Sexpert is a STRAIGHTBIAN who has or tried to DICKtate her VERY damaged and warped and SICK heterosexualized version of dyke sex since the 1980s. Bright's copious
"AIDS also inspired great dread among dykes because it exposed the fact that the majority of lesbians had had some intercourse with men since the epidemic started. In fact, lesbians at that time were more likely to have sex with "high risk men"-- ie, gay or bi men-- than exclusively straight women were."
"We decided to do an article about dykes digging gay porn, and Honey Lee shot our first pictorial with a real PENIS... two gay guys doing it on the floor while Kitty and BC watched"
"Not long after that story, we ran the first lesbian story about female to male transsexuality, and Loren Cameron and Justin Green posed for Honey Lee again. I had no idea what a huge story that would end up being...how many women would be inspired and touched by their words."
In summary, here is the first group of the Most Offensive. Those presented here today are the tip of the proverbial iceberg of so-called "
Until lesbians are willing to wake up and see that we are being led around by the nose hairs by people who do not have our best interests at heart, we will remain vulnerable. Identifying the factors, and the people, that have led us to this point is the first step to reclaiming what is rightfully ours. LESBIAN!
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