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.
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!
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".
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:
In Unpacking Queer Politics Jeffreys begins:
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.
From Lesbian Heresy Jeffreys continues her warped Homophobic diatribe of STRAIGHTBIAN ROLE PLAYING, or as she deems it "butch/femme":
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:
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.
Dirt and Mrs Dirt