UnStraightening Lesbian: Removing the Heterosexual Lens: Julie Bindel

Last up in this group of unSTRAIGHTening Lesbian is Julie Bindel, a Radical Feminist/journalist. Like Julie's idol Sheila Jeffreys, we could literally use her quotes without comment and her Heterosexuality would (does) speaks for itself. BUT, not commenting on her Homophobia/Homosexual hatred (which she's made a near career out of) would be a disservice to  actual Homosexuals/Lesbians.

Since Bindel seems to love to hear herself talk, the quotes used for this post will come directly from interviews and an article written by Bindel alone, as stated above, nothing else was needed:

From an interview Bindel gave in 2015 to Feminist Current; when asked about how she became involved in the women's movement Bindel says:
Like many RadFems we have unSTRAIGHTened, Bindel too despised (es) actual Lesbians and feared (being called)/calling herself a Lesbian because she did not want to be perceived the way SHE views actual Lesbians, i.e. too direct/too mannish/too brash/too ugly/too dykey etc. According to her she would not have even called herself a lesbian had she not been called one by a group of boys when she was 17 (or 16 or 15 or...her being "outed" is subject to change depending on her mood?). Being outed or coming out is another interesting RadFem experience. Because Bindel/RadFems are Heterosexual females, it is only through putting themselves in visibly intimate (not necessarily sexual) relations with other Het females or by actually shouting from rooftops that they are lesbian does anyone SEE them as Lesbian. By coming out themselves, these types of STRAIGHTBIANS can at least control how society views them (not with disgust like we are viewed). More on this later....

Another Heterosexual tell in this quote is Bindel saying that once she was outed she had a CHOICE to marry a man/have babies/work a shit job etc (clearly Bindel's classism and anti-feminism against other women who marry, have children and work a random job to help support the family they love is not a valid position), none of that has EVER been a choice for Lesbians, because Lesbian brain function isnt designed toward males or babies! 
The above is from further into the interview and as you can read, Bindel's HOMOPHOBIA and classism of whom SHE perceives to be bar-dykes are over the fucking top! I suspect the only self loathing she perceived came from herself. Again Bindel didnt want to be viewed as a Lesbian UNLESS she could be seen as being radical and brave. The Lesbian sperm and Lesbian egg that meet to create a Lesbian life doesnt do so for glory, its simple biology and luck of the draw. Living a lie isnt radical or brave, but this is a lie RadFems deceive themselves with routinely.

The next few quotes comes from another interview Bindel did in 2015 in RadFem Collective:
Lying about your very nature and having copious amounts of sex with copious amounts of women isnt political and it most certainly is NOT Lesbian! This is reminiscent of American political lesbians STRAIGHTBIANS who boasted of the daisy chains of Het female lovers they had all across America! Is it any wonder why Homosexuals are perceived to be so sex obsessed! The Heterosexuals like Bindel calling themselves some form of Homosexual are the sex obsessed! And not that I truly care what the religious right thinks about me/Lesbians, but I/we DO care when what they (voters) think/ the images they hold of us, have been driven by fucked up HETEROSEXUAL women! Like trying to adopt a rescue CAT and my wife and I are asked where we sleep and refused said cat for being sick/immoral, or worse refused the right to rent a home for the same reasons and those reasons exist NOT because of ANYTHING any Lesbian has done BUT because of the warped Heterosexuality of fucked up STRAIGHTBIANS (political lesbians), THAT FUCKING MATTERS!
No person born Homosexual can help it, that isnt an excuse, its pure biology and were it not for idiot Heterosexuals, it would be common sense! Bindel's ignorance and hatred of Homosexual men is excessive and bleeds into many other interviews/writings. One has to wonder has she ever met a gay man. I read this and a few other things from Bindel to my brother and his husband and they were as perplexed as they were shocked and disgusted by her ignorance and Homophobia. I can only presume Bindel has read too much Califia/Rubin, two other STRAIGHTBIANS Julie; you notice those things when you're actually a Dyke!
This quote is purely for the shits and giggles, name me ONE Lesbian who in the HISTORY of Lesbians EVER asked another Lesbian if she had orgasms! This is however the nonsense that Het women blather about daily. And RadFems actually ponder why men beat them at nearly everything. Sheesh!
This is the unrealistic dream world many RadFems sadly live in. Heterosexual females will NEVER stop being attracted to men, loving men, putting up with men or putting men first in many cases. Human biology functions today just as it functioned 5000 years ago. Bindel claims to be radical and brave but here she is being as passive as the day is long, passivity being a prime Heterosexual female trait. How are women suppose to use Radical Feminism as a springboard for change when the very women running radical feminist outlets are inactive/passive and impotent? And btw Julie, Lesbians are not passive, we not only say, we do! One more thing if Julie would like to answer, hun why are these campy men ridding around on anything and why a white van as apposed to a red or green or purple one?

From an article Bindel wrote in 2014 in the NewStatesman:
Clearly a RadFem refrain and favourite of Julie's...
Julie? I'm not sure if this is simply you not bothering to do your homework or a convenient RadFem spin, but the UK GLF; particularly Bob Mellors and Aubrey Walter, took their example from both the US GLF and the US Black Panther Movement. Also the manifesto you site was actually a much later version heavily penned by Het women. Women like you Julie, who were/are ONLY interested in separating biology from Homosexuality so you can be believable/acceptable as something you are not-Lesbian! Readers, this is a prime example of ways in which Radical Feminists have slanted Homosexual history to suit their special needs. Somewhere between Het privilege, pipe dream and abhorrent, abominable, detestable, loathsome, odious disgusting, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, revulsive, discreditable, disreputable, ignominious, shameful, low, shabby, sordid, squalid, vile, reprehensible, reproachable, cowardly, craven, dastardly, unethical, unprincipled, unscrupulous
lies RadFem principles!

Bindel has never met a Butch, let alone danced with one, as this comment clearly indicates. But I'm sure the STRAIGHTBIANS whom Bindel did dance with whom were calling themselves butch wouldnt be too happy to see (when Julie didnt need a dance partner) what Julie really thinks of them: Butch is so last year. This comes from a past Bindel article she wrote poking fun at a butch cookbook by Lee Lynch, Sue Hardesty and Nel Ward, all three obvious and known STRAIGHTBIANS. Bindel being a STRAIGHTBIAN as well, cannot tell a STRAIGHTBIAN from a Dyke as the above comment and the cited article make clear. 

Bindel, along with many many many RadFems are notorious for calling out/calling attention to males whenever they coerce women into having sex with them, yet are completely silent about their decades long coercion of women into leaving their husbands/boyfriends and BECOME lesbians STRAIGHTBIANS! Where their is pressure and propaganda there cannot be choice, and RadFems will be the first to tell you choice is pivotal to feminism! Coercion however? Not feminist at all and most certainly NOT radical!
Jill Johnston Julie? Really? Jill Johnston was an admitted nutcase and Het woman, she was as sane as she was Lesbian, in other words she was neither. As mentioned earlier in this post, STRAIGHTBIANS are never flagged for being Lesbians, instead there has to be a concerted effort to get society (particularly men) to see them (RadFems) not wanting men by being seen as Lesbians! RadFems recruiting (coercing) other Het women into joining their faux lesbian groups wasnt enough, they needed men to SEE them eschewing men by wearing pseudo lesbian pins and staging dyke marches. Like all STRAIGHTBIAN sects, men are ALWAYS at the forefront of STRAIGHTBIAN's fantasies/fairy tales/preoccupations and politics.
Bindel quoting STRAIGHTBIAN Cynthia Nixon takes the cake, it takes it and shits all over it and smears it on the faces of every Gay and Lesbian who has ever existed and will ever exist!

Julie Bindel despises Gays and Lesbians almost as much as she surely detests herself. Bindel complains about biological males using their power/numbers to don/redefine woman (mansplaining) but sees no problem with doing the same with Lesbian (hetsplaining). Julie Bindel has never been a Lesbian and therefore cannot be a Lesbian now. She is a privileged Heterosexual woman muddying and uglying Lesbian, giving false testimony to who and what Lesbian is and when WE (actual Lesbians) are refused a job, kicked out of our homes or worse, murdered in the streets Julie Bindel strides on by us like our bloodied bodies are messing up her perfect view (that is if she notices us at all)!

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UnStraightening Lesbian: Removing the Heterosexual Lens: Sheila Jeffreys

Next up in our unSTRAIGHTening Lesbian series is Radical (political lesbian Het) Feminist Sheila Jeffreys.
Jeffreys was born/raised in England and later moved to Australia taking up a professorship at the University of Melbourne. Jeffreys is known as much for her criticism of heterogeneous lesbians  as she is for her criticism of Transgender ideology. Her friend and RadFem compatriot Julie Bindel said this of Sheila:
 Jeffreys' introduction to feminist campaigning began in the early 70s when she joined a socialist feminist group (she was later thrown out for suggesting men were to blame for the oppression of women). Sandra McNeill, who met Jeffreys in that group, remembers her as "the Andrea Dworkin of the UK. She was, and still is, seen as an extreme, man-hating feminist". Dworkin, as it happens, lived with a man, whom in 1998 she married.


Not Jeffreys. She became a lesbian in 1973 because she felt it contradictory to give "her most precious energies to a man" when she was thoroughly committed to a women's revolution. Six years later, she went further and wrote, with others, a pamphlet entitled Love Your Enemy? The Debate Between Heterosexual Feminism And Political Lesbianism. In it, feminists who sleep with men are described as collaborating with the enemy. It caused a huge ruction in the women's movement, and is still cited as an example of early separatists "going way too far".
"We do think," it said, "that all feminists can and should be lesbians. Our definition of a political lesbian is a woman-identified woman who does not fuck men. It does not mean compulsory sexual activity with women." Although many of the more radical feminists agreed, most went wild at being told they were "counter-revolutionary".
These few quotes from sweet little Sheila alone, are more than enough proof of Jeffreys' Heterosexuality and her calculating Hetero privileged co-option of Lesbian for her own selfish purposes, we really do not need to write anything further. BUT due to Jeffreys making a long career out of Hetsplaining Lesbian and dressing/strapping actual Lesbians in STRAIGHTBIAN frocks, we are!

In the Spinster and her Enemies Jeffreys looks back on early male sexologists like Havelock Ellis to devise how/why early suffragettes/feminists were scared away from girl on girl relationships:
Interestingly, while Ellis fails to truly define real Lesbians (biological), he comes closer to understanding us than Jeffreys EVER has or will. That point aside, Jeffreys like Adrienne Rich or Radfems in general, Homophobically fear/ed being seen as real Lesbians (ugly/mannish per Het norms). Jeffreys/Radfems fears were/are so great as to stop them in their tracks (according to Jeffreys) from BECOMING lesbians!
Jeffreys continues, but extends her Homophobia by dragging in Radclyffe Hall's novel the Well of Loneliness. Jeffreys cannot see past her own Heterosexuality to realize that Radclyffe and her novel's characters were also Heterosexuals PLAYING at their Hetero notions of Lesbian. Jeffreys obsessive hatred of Butch/Femme shows itself through this passage. Jeffreys ignorantly attributes Hall's warped STRAIGHTBIAN ideas about Butch/Femme as proof of her own STRAIGHTBIAN notions of Butch/Femme. In a nutshell, the STRAIGHT leading the STRAIGHT about STRAIGHTS pretending to be Lesbian.

In Unpacking Queer Politics Jeffreys begins:
Like many RadFems, Jeffreys hatred of men isnt limited to Het males, she equally despises Gay men and blames her Heterocentric ideas of "lesbian" masculinity/masculine worship for early "lesbian" transitions. One only has to read where Jeffreys got her information from (Halberstam/Devor etc) to understand where Jeffreys fucked up. If you are going to write about Lesbians in ANY capacity, in order to obtain accurate information, you just might want to get your information from actual Lesbians and not STRAIGHTBIANS.
Jeffreys continues her Homophobia by citing more Radfem garbage from one of the BIGGEST Homophobes and known STRAIGHTBIANS-Adrienne Rich!
Again, Jeffreys criticises lesbian role playing by citing the likes of mentally fucked up Heterosexual Women (STRAIGHTBIANS) like Joan Nestle/Sally Munt/Leslea Newman/Judith Halberstam. 
Jeffreys again uses faulty info from warped STRAIGHTBIANS, its well known at this point that the "lesbian sex wars" were fought by hypersexual STRAIGHTBIANS on one side and prudish STRAIGHTBIANS (like Jeffreys) on the other, actual Lesbians were NEVER involved! MOST interesting though is Jeffreys ("lesbians who criticized") admits to being turned on by what SHE calls dominance/submission/sado-society! Jeffreys merely convinces herself that she is better than the Califia's and Nestle's because she fights her NATURAL Hetero/sexual urges! Honey, Lesbians dont have urges to be fucked by men regardless of who's on top!
Jeffreys then cites pro-pedophile STRAIGHTBIAN faghags Gayle Rubin and Pat Califia
to cast more aspersions on Gay men leading poor little "lesbians" astray! Sorry Sheila, you would have to be either a complete fucking idiot or STRAIGHT (or both) to know neither of these warped freaks are Lesbians.
Well Sheila you got one thing right in your Julia Penelope description(STRAIGHTBIAN), she is from the US!

From Lesbian Heresy Jeffreys continues her warped Homophobic diatribe of STRAIGHTBIAN ROLE PLAYING, or as she deems it "butch/femme":
Yes Sheila, Lesbians actually agree these STRAIGHTBIANS are sick mother fuckers, but what they arent, are fucking LESBIANS!
Sheila just about gets it, yes sexual abuse informs warped Hetero/sexual role playing...among STRAIGHTBIANS! Sheila fails over and over to get that these women are not Lesbians, but Heterosexuals JUST LIKE SHEILA!
Sheila, Carolyn Stack? Really??? Straight therapist giving advice to STRAIGHTBIAN couples about STRAIGHTBIAN sex/lack thereof has fuck all to do with Lesbians again, how???

Sheila? You're striking out yet again, Margaret Nicholls and Joann Loulan might be therapists, they are not Lesbians!

Despite having much to say about Homosexuals, Jeffreys fails miserably to write with any accuracy about Lesbians, Gay men or Homosexuality period and the same is true of much her ideas on Transgenders:
Sorry Shelia, as a Butch Lesbian who has spent more than a decade documenting female transition (Who is Transitioning), I have yet to find a single Butch Lesbian who has transitioned. While I'm sure there might be some, they are VERY VERY rare. You Sheila again confuse sexually abused STRAIGHTBIANS playing at being male who transition, NOT Lesbian and most certainly NOT Butch!
Identified being the operative word Sheila! They werent proud Lesbians Sheila, they werent Lesbians at all, hence identifying as gay men early in their transition. You might Sheila, want to familiarize yourself with cross sex hormones and their effects on Hetero/Homo brains.
Holly Devor Sheila is a Heterosexual female who transitioned, NOT a Lesbian and therefore NOT a reliable source for Lesbian accuracy.

Because Sheila has no actual knowledge of real Lesbians, she likes to recycle STRAIGHTBIANS she believes are fucked up sicko Lesbians in effort to give heft to her hatred of STRAIGHTBIANS who are not like her/Radfems.
Sheila fails to make the connection that CHOOSING to be a Lesbian or CHOOSING to be a Femme amount to the very same thing, BULLSHIT!
Sheila, clearly Sally here isnt even a fucking Dyke, yet here you are taking her word as Butch Lesbian truth. Why? Not because there isnt any truth in what she states (there isnt) BUT because she states what YOU want to hear! Thats not very good investigative writing Sheila, a fucking 3rd grader would do a better job!
Heather Findlay isnt a Lesbian Sheila, therefore she cannot be a Femme Lesbian! Those responsible for male and female transitions are Homophobes like you Sheila and ALL the Radical Feminists who backed pedophiles like John Money simply because you IGNORANTLY dreamed/hoped gender was/is a mere construct despite evidence to the contrary! Instead of tackling sex based inequalities head on, Radical Feminists passively blamed gender for all Heterosexual female ills! Through the gender loophole left by Radical Feminists, trans males have jump roped through, signaling the Identity Politics plaguing us today.

Sheila Jeffreys being a STRAIGHTBIAN herself, willfully took at face value the word of all STRAIGHTBIANS without a care as to how these Lesbian inaccuracies affected Lesbians then or now. Jeffreys preached that gender was at the root of all inequality, opening female bathrooms/sports everywhere for grown men to step. Sheila succeeded in helping de-sex gender, and in doing so males yet again have beat Het women at their own game. Thats not Patriarchy Sheila, thats biology.

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