Today's subject, Susie Bright, is single-handedly responsible for disseminating a plethora of misinformation to the public, as well as to lesbians ourselves. She has written and said sooo much ridiculousness that it will be difficult to confine this critique to a single post, but we will, because she does not deserve any more attention than she has already stolen from real lesbians.
There's enough nonsense in this one book alone to write a dissertation about, so we will have to focus on the worst of the worst factual errors and egregious lies about lesbian life.
To begin with, the premise that Susie Bright is in any way a "
However, this little factoid does not appear in SSLSW until the very latter chapters; prior to the very end of the book, she refers to herself and her activities as "lesbian" or "dyke", with no hint that she really LOVES dick until the very end.
Susie, who is, as we now know, a non-lesbian aka STRAIGHTBIAN, was also was a contributor (and editor-in-chief from 1984 until 1991) of On Our Backs (OOB) magazine, which proclaimed itself to be "Entertainment for the Adventurous
In her chapter entitled "Pack It Up, I'll Take It", Susie (along with help from her buddy and fellow quack "Fanny Fatale",who will be featured in a later post), assert the following preposterous claims:
"There are butches who dress in feminine clothing because it turns them on...Half the lesbians in the sex industry as erotic dancers or prostitutes are butches."First of all, real Butches are incredibly rare and it is very likely that Susie has never even seen one. (Having short hair does not make someone Butch, although it makes millions of dykes falsely claim to be Butch). Secondly, no real Butch would ever "dress in feminine clothing" (for a turn-on or for any other reason); furthermore, a real Butch would literally die before she worked as a prostitute or a stripper. Sorry, Susie and Fanny, you batted zero there.
In the chapter entitled "Get Into The Group", Bright claims incorrectly:
"There is a whole generation of dykes who first made love to a woman as part of a ménage à trois with a man."Perhaps the most offensive chapters (although it is admittedly a very close race!) in the book is entitled "How To Stuff a Wild Lesbian Bikini: A Survey of Lesbian Erotica" with a list of Susie's opinions of the best "lesbian" erotica. (The key word here is "lesbian", but as you will soon see, Susie's list is about as far from lesbian as it is possible to get).
Here is a small sampling of her vomitous, non-lesbian reading recommendations:
#10). There is an insurmountable problem with this example: Lesbians are female, and should never be referred to as "he":
Paidika Journal Pat Califia. Need we say more?
#15). There are so many problems with this one that we will leave it at "Huh?":
This should go without saying, but sadly, Susie is forcing us to state the obvious: Lesbians do not have sex with men.
LESBIANS DO NOT WANT DICK. LESBIANS DO NOT WANT MEN EVEN IF THEIR DICK FELL OFF. LESBIANS ARE NOT EMOTIONALLY/PHYSICALLY/SPIRITUALLY ATTRACTED TO MALES! This isn't rocket science, people. Lesbians love women.
In summary, Susie Bright is not a lesbian and therefore has no right to speak for and about lesbians. She has repeatedly promoted outright falsehoods to and about lesbians. She has made a fortune off of her nonsensical tales and she continues to make money off of us/LESBIANS to this day.
get off our backs!
Dirt and Mrs Dirt