Discussing topics related to lesbian issues, Butch/Femme Invisibility and how the male medical machine combined with strict gender norms are pushing young females into transitioning. Change Your World-NOT your Body. Butch, Lesbian, Dyke, Femme, Transgender, Transmen, Top Surgery, Bottom Surgery, Trans Kids, Testosterone, Gender Dysphoria, GID, DSM5, Feminism.
1) In ALL Lesbian teens Heterosexual Dysphoria increases to varying degrees resulting from fears developed during puberty.
2) In ALL Lesbian teens, the development of breasts/hips hasten greater Het Dysphoria due to Lesbian teens fearing physical changes that (feel like they will) align us more with Heterosexual females.
3) In ALL Lesbian teens, because puberty Heterosexually signifies the beginning of adult (Het) relationships (marriage/children/family), Lesbian teens feel angst when family/friends/adult figures presume they will follow into Heterosexual roles.
4) In ALL Lesbian teens, physiological changes from periods heighten Heterosexual Dysphoria, doubling #1. Intellectually feeling/KNOWING this should NOT be happening to us. We strongly suspect these feelings are due to Lesbian evolution being incomplete. Lesbian brains have evolved beyond Heterosexual female procreation, but Lesbian bodies are still functioning to procreate. The many problems Lesbians have with their cycles (including not menstruating) are indicative of our evolution toward complete Lesbian evolution. This is not simply the feeling of I dont like having a period or periods are a nuisance, it is a complete mental disconnect/at odds-ness with periods.
5) In ALL Lesbian teens, unlike Heterosexual teens (who become boy/girl crazy), Lesbian teen intellects/emotions are not hijacked via procreative impulses.
6) In ALL Lesbian teens, due to the unshared procreative drive/coupling by Heterosexual teens (teens Girl concerns change focus/priorities from school/college etc to that of clothes/make up/beauty/friends/boys/Proms/sex/birth control/relationships); Lesbian teens experience feelings of difference and alienation pointing them instead toward academics/sports/college goals/future jobs etc. Depending on the feelings of alienation, some Lesbian teens will experiment with drugs/alcohol as an escape from constant Heterosexuality.
7) In ALL Lesbian teens, Het female school friends use Lesbian teen friends as boy stand ins or go betweens, between them and boys. Confusing/hurting Lesbian teens who often develop Het Girl crushes when Lesbian teens are used to fulfill Het Girls calculated Boy/Girl schemes.
8) In ALL Lesbian teens, as romantic feelings develop, Lesbian teens feel more bombarded by dominant Het culture's biologically driven sex/procreative compulsions:
Barraged with Het classmates pairing up
Barraged with Het TV/TV advertisements
Barraged with Het billboards
Barraged with Het films
Barraged with Het music
Barraged with Het books/magazines
Barraged with Hetsplained notions of Lesbian via all of the above
Barraged with Het public
All conspiring to further Lesbian teens feelings of alienation.
9) In ALL Lesbian teens, Lesbian teens begin realizing our Lesbianism isnt accepted, nor understood by family/society (including Liberals). Procreation (SEX) being the near be all and end all of Hets (for Het females its babies/Het males its sex-both leading to species propagation); attraction being only a minute aspect of Lesbianism, as it becomes obvious to families of Lesbian teens that they are Lesbians, families react in a range from grief [regardless of current changes in law] (I'll never walk her down the isle or I'll never have grandchildren) to mild acceptance (I dont know why you wouldnt want a boyfriend but I love you anyways or love is love) to hate and disgust (no daughter of mine is going to be a pervert or you will go to hell or what will the neighbors thinks or get out of my house or I'll fucking kill you). In ALL cases, once a Lesbian teen is identified as Lesbian by family/friends, the human totality of each Lesbian is shrank to that of two females (Straight or Lesbian) having sex.
10) In ALL Lesbian teens, Lesbian teens begin to realise they are like vampires of a sort; Lesbians look out into the mirror of society and do not see (their reflection) their selves reflected back. Even today with so called Homosexual progress, a public/media Lesbian is either a) a STRAIGHTBIAN b) a watered down version of Lesbian (think Ellen) or c) a complete misrepresentation of Lesbian (think OITNB). Dirt and Mrs Dirt
All Lesbian children know that we are different from Girls from the moment we develop a self concept/the cognizance of "I".
All Lesbian children when dressed in "Girl's" clothing know/feel a range of uncomfortable to acutely uncomfortable.
All Lesbian children when confronted by Het adults/peers with Heterocentric norms of later (when we grow up) being married with children, confidently respond with a resounding NO!
All Lesbian children have better/clearer mutual communications with males of any age than we do with Het females of any age.
All Lesbian children have a difficult time relating to Het fairy-tales/tv shows/movies etc.
All Lesbian children when play acting with Girls are put into male roles BY Girls.
All Lesbian children when play acting with Boys are leaders of Boys or peers (equals) of Boys.
All Lesbian children are read differently and treated differently by adults, including adults (unconsciously) putting Lesbian children into male roles, including assigning Lesbian children chores more associated with Het Boys.
All Lesbian children when called/categorized as a Girl feel an acute sense of discomfort/wrongness. (Knowing we are female, but also knowing we are not (like) Girls)
All Lesbian children feel a strong affinity toward animals. Many Lesbian children cite their first or closest friends as an animals.
As a child Lesbian, part of FEELING different from Heterosexuals is also being TREATED differently by Heterosexuals. Our Lesbianism is noticed by both adults and peers as early as a year or two old. Any Het family member or friend has readily said of adult Lesbians "she was ALWAYS DIFFERENT"! LONG before Lesbians are coupled with another female, we are marked "different"!
Lesbians from birth to death literally wear Lesbian, not the man-hating-radical-lesbian-feminist garb (short hair/no or little make up/drab clothes/doc martins or Birkenstocks/dangle earrings etc), but wear it, naked. So that no matter how we dress our Lesbian body, we are read by Heterosexuals as different, even if they cannot put their finger on what the difference is. Often times it is not until we have a girlfriend that the "ah ha" light bulb moment goes off, that our Het family/friends realize minutely just what that difference is. I say minutely because Het biology so strongly colors how Hets define relationships, meaning for Hets, a Lesbian doesnt exist until she licky licks a pussy or has her pussy licky licked by another female (cuz thats what Hets presume Lesbians do sexually whether on not we do).
This is RADICALLY untrue of any and all Radical Feminists "lesbian" experiences or "lesbian lives". The five year old STRAIGHTBIAN isnt expected by a school girl friend to be the boy-to-their-girl anymore than the 15 year old STRAIGHTBIAN is begged by their male peers to be the pitcher on their baseball team or asked by a female peer or two to carry their books and escort them home from school safely. STRAIGHTBIANS, Radical Feminist or otherwise have had to carve out ways of making themselves visible as the Lesbians they claim to be, not because they are Lesbian, but precisely because they are not.
Lesbian Invisibly, including Femme Invisibility, has been a HOT topic of STRAIGHTBIAN discussion for the last 60+ years. Its been one long squall of nobodycantellI'malesbian! Looking like a (Hetsplained) lesbian is soooooo important to STRAIGHTBIANS, because like the Heterosexuals that they are, they need to be seen/visible as women who do NOT have SEX with men first, then women who have SEX with other women second.
Sex (with other women) is of course the DEFINING lesbian qualifier here. Some of the more sexually abused STRAIGHTBIANS will attempt to shove their (Hetsplained) version of lesbian into the general public's face with aggressive or graphic public displays of affection with female partners/friends in effort to show the world/patriarchy just how lesbian they and their partner is. STRAIGHTBIANS, like Transgenders need constant validation as proof they are lesbians, because they are not. Unlike Lesbians who cannot hide our Lesbian body, who are visibly Lesbian from the moment we awake to the moment we go to sleep and every second in between, without society's gaze, the lesbian STRAIGHTBIANS play, disappears.
Lesbians do not have the Het privileged luxury to hide behind our biology, our biology is VISIBLE, and without doing anything to call attention to ourselves our Lesbianism is in THEIR (Het society's) faces.
STRAIGHTBIANS are not kicked out of their family homes as pre teens/young teens for BEING (not doing) a Lesbian, Lesbians ARE!
STRAIGHTBIANS do not get into physical scraps with boys in school (and win), Lesbians do!
STRAIGHTBIANS are not viewed or treated any different than peers by parents/school kids/school authorities, Lesbians ARE!
STRAIGHTBIANS are never queer bashed alone, Lesbians ARE!
STRAIGHTBIANS are not reported or removed from using public toilets, Lesbian ARE!
STRAIGHTBIANS are only seen as Lesbians by society if kissing/making out with another female, Lesbians are visibly Lesbian ALONE!
STRAIGHTBIANS adopt a Hetplained idea of lesbian dress in order to look like a "lesbian", clothes are incidental to Lesbians and do not factor high in Lesbian priorities!
STRAIGHTBIANS are not barred from public housing for their lesbianism, Lesbians ARE!
STRAIGHTBIANS require a public platform to publicly announce/display their warped inaccurate and fucked up idea of lesbian, Lesbians are Lesbian all by ourselves.
Unlike STRAIGHTBIANS/Het women, Lesbians have never needed a #metoo movement to garner sympathy for being too emotionally feeble, too physically frail, too emotional, too scared, too scared to say no, too afraid to challenge the world on their own, too needy, too whiny, too bitchy, too indirect, too in need of a man to defend and protect them, too too too too too!
Lesbian biology alone is Lesbian personified, clothing and/or platform is optional. dirt
Besides child sexual abuse, the #1 commonality among Het females who transition is participating in some form of pornography; whether using social media/internet sites to whore for attention through displaying each and every real or imagined physical change to actual pornography:
These pictures/videos do not show women suffering from dysphoria. Nor do they do not show women suddenly comfortable in their own body. What they do display is sexual female masochism true of sexually abused Het females that remains with transition. The only progress transition accomplishes for sexually abused Het women are in helping them progress faster and further into sexually exploiting their own bodies; exploiting themselves for the man testosterone creates in themselves/others like them and actual males with a penchant for FTM porn.
Unlike autogynephiles (males) who transition to further/heighten the pornographic image they have/play with of themselves a woman prior to transition, sexually abused females who transition BECOME autogynephiles through transition. Their masculinised female brain turns their (hated) female body into something they visually use/abuse to masturbate to/give others something to masturbate to. Like sexually abused Het women who convince themselves that through BDSM scenes they gain control and agency, the scenes played out in the minds and lives of sex abused trans females is on loop. dirt
While I dont subscribe to the enemy of my enemy is my friend shtick, I will however throw an adversary a bone whenever/wherever biology is being stepped on, trounced or shit on. Case in point, this info passed by my way very recently and I do feel Radical Feminists (if not aware) should be made aware.
Apparently earlier this year a Women's Place in Bristol UK held a trans critical event that various trans rights groups/individuals tried in vain to close down. However, Transgenders being masters of perseveration, couldnt let go what they deemed a defeat, i.e. a group of like minded/bodied people (feminists) congregating to discuss issues they feel strongly about.
As such, a Trans individual at Bristol University tried to get the University/students/faculty to ban said event, regardless of the event not being sponsored/held by Bristol Uni:
The individual (Nic Shall) who originated the above petition has purportedly been accused by the Uni of "writing a letter containing false information, attempting to suppress the free speech of fellow students, and bringing the university into disrepute". Now varying Trans/pro trans academics/students are (secretly) seeking a forced PC apology from the Uni to Nic Shall:
Open Letter here:
Edit to add-this was just sent to me:
Apparently the gander doesnt like the shoe on the other foot.
In the course of half a century of life experiences, Homosexual biology, years of daily acute discussions, rigorous (ongoing) research, all adjudicating in an amalgam of truths; both Mrs Dirt and I are (in the pursuit of truth) redressing some past presumptions. Presumptions that were made due to general Hetsplainations of Lesbian, centuries past and specifically due to STRAIGHTBIAN Hetsplaining, decades prior (thru current) to now.
STRAIGHTBIANS as we have shown in post after post of UnSTRAIGHTening Lesbian, who had the Het privilege/biology to communicate to whole swathes of the public and the ability to be understood/taken seriously by Het public and academic circles. STRAIGHTBIANS who in varying ways DICKtated:
what defines a Lesbian
what Lesbian was
what Lesbians looked like
what Lesbians dressed like
what Lesbians did in bed/in public toilets
what/who Lesbian music/musicians were
what Lesbian books to read
who Lesbian authors were
and who Lesbians were/are
But unfortunately actual Lesbians (which is the ONLY Lesbians) didnt know the above were all prevarications and fallacies we needed to guard against rather than accept or worse embrace, despite the uncomfortableness.
Popular dyke STRAIGHTBIAN culture taught us that every or near every mohawked/Doc Martin wearing/dangly ear ringed/body modified/tattoo sleeved/women's studies professor/drum circle beater/pink-purple-orange-blue haired/pro abortionist/take back the nighter/BDSM scener/I kissed a girl liked it and want to do it againers all went to make the "lesbian community". A STRAIGHTBIAN construct, very much like feminist's patriarchy, it simply does not exist. Granted there are pockets of Dykes in any given area at any given time. But small pockets of Dykes arent exactly DICKtating popular STRAIGHTBIAN prattle, formulating life long careers out of Heterocetric bullshit/thin air or worrying their mind over the rights/wrongs of penis in vagina sex!
STRAIGHTBIAN conceived/driven Queer Theory (a theory of a theory whereby STRAIGHTBIANS put their cart before their horse via signifiers; or simply, the clothes etc make the man/woman/homo/lesbian) was a Radical Feminists offspring that sprang from Radical Feminism's adoption of pedophile/sexologist John Money's Gender Identity Theory (sex is irrelevant/gender is a construct Patriarchy created to keep women down-if women deconstruct/reconstruct Patriarchy's unequal gender constructs and everyone will be equal in all things). Queer Theory brought Radical Feminism/Gender Identity into the 80's entering first through academic ivory doors, later exiting through medical offices/operating rooms and medical incinerators.
If our unSTRAIGHTening Lesbian posts have proved anything it is that only the severely sexually/emotionally damaged/fragile are drawn to and make up Radical Feminism/RadFem scions. Some STRAIGHTBIANS gravitated toward sissified separatism, some toward man hating impotent militancy, some toward circular BDSM scenes, some toward shallow waves that petered out long before land, and some so damaged/wrecked and ruptured they decided instead of hating men, they were men, men trapped in female bodies that is!
Like many O RadFem STRAIGHTBIANS, these warped women also wrongly figured themselves first to be Lesbian, an idea metastasized by decades of Radical Feminist rubbish, queered by Queer Theory twaddle and determined, diagnosed, coerced, conscripted, fooled, flim-flammed and later cheered into transition by a Heterosexual Heterocentric Hetsplaining Homophobic psychiatric community (mirrored by society) that understood/believed/took at face value that all same sex SEX equals Homo/Lezbo (including men who like to spank their monkey in lady garb-talk bout queer!) and all Homos/Lezbos equals born in the wrong body/born wrong period (apparently brains are independent of body parts-who knew!).
If child molested/abused/confused Het women can choose to be lesbians, some of those Het women are going to choose to be men who had called themselves Lesbians! Lesbian being often the road some STRAIGHTBIANS passed through on their way to trans man-hood, their lesbian narratives matched the lesbian narratives first constructed by past STRAIGHTBIANS, matching then past Trans STRAIGHTBIAN narratives.
STRAIGHTBIANS who had claimed lesbian identity (huh?) then later transitioned, (lesbian never feeling right to them) as testosterone floods/affects/morphs their Heterosexual female brain, masculinising it/altering Het female actions/reactions/desires; strongly shifting secret sexual desires they held for males when they were identifying as lesbians, now aligns with the male identity they are now trying to create. (Het female brain on testosterone morphs [morphs superficially-once cross sex hormones are ceased normal brain function swiftly returns] into Het male-ish brains becoming sexually attracted to other females; strengthening misunderstood feelings of same sex attraction prior to transition, i.e. convincing them they never were lesbians merely men trapped in women's bodies.
All this to say, not only have/are STRAIGHTBIANS the visible face of all things Lesbian, they are also the dominant group of females who transition. And as such, Mrs Dirt and I will be including Trans STRAIGHTBIANS in future unSTRAIGHTening Lesbian posts. Lesbians are not the emotionally weak/damaged/disturbed/warped women psychiatry/society has diagnosed, STRAIGHTBIANS are. Dirt and Mrs Dirt
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 selfloathing 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?
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)! Dirt and Mrs Dirt
Next up in our unSTRAIGHTening Lesbian series is Radical (political lesbianHet) 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 EnemiesJeffreys 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.
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. Dirt and Mrs Dirt
Next up in our unSTRAIGHTening Lesbian series is poet/theorist/Radical Feminist Adrienne Rich.
Adrienne Rich or ACR as Sylvia Plath referred to her, made her way to "lesbian" STRAIGHTBIANISM via the same route most Radical Feminists did/do; unexpressed voluminous anger for her own poor life choices she readily blamed the men in her life for (father/husband) and collective man (patriarchy). Rich said of her marriage:
"I married in part because I knew no better way to disconnect from my first family," she says. "I wanted what I saw as a full woman's life, whatever was possible."
Rich marries hoping to escape familial confines/duties only to find herself unhappily in the same trapped place, only worse; with children.
"I wanted, then, more than anything, the one thing of which there was never enough: time to think, time to write."
Rich's dishonestly in the marriage lead to both her and her husband having affairs:
Shortly thereafter, her husband Alfred Conrad committed suicide:
Apparently she was such a hotty ALL the men in NY wanted a piece of her pie! Umm sure, okay!
After cheating on her husband with both men and women, once her hubby was out of the way/dead, Rich embarked through Radical Feminism, on a mission to remove Lesbian from those gross, vile, dykey/mannish/wannabe men/act like men/think like men Lezzies SHE perceived actual Lesbians to be/look like and give Lesbian an air of upper middle class academic redressing, making Lesbian more appealing/palatable and acceptable to greater Feminist groups/women.
Like Radical Feminists in Rich's day and RadFems now, Rich desperately needed the IDEA of Lesbian to both vent her anger and (mistakenly) use as a means to remove herself from (in her mind) Heterosexuality/Heterocentric confines rendering her helpless/afraid/weak and ineffectual. As a Heterosexual woman, Rich could only access Lesbian through lying:
I will show shortly in Rich's piece de resistance that Rich (unlike some STRAIGHTBIANS), selfishly planned and executed her lies.
It is precisely codswallop like this that fully seals ANY question (were you to have any) of Rich's Heterosexuality. Radical Feminists like Rich tell themselves collective man enforces Heterosexual female grooming/dress etc (when actually it is Heterosexual females who both desire/enforce beauty standards) yet cannot explain why Lesbians en masse do not fall prey to the same Heterocentric grooming standards.
Lesbians have always existed and have never required validation for our existence. Women, particularly damaged Radical Feminists like Rich spend their lives/careers seeking some sort of warped validation and blame men for not GIVING it to them!
Rich often talks out of both sides of her mouth; on one side she claims her "erotic" feelings for women have been stifled via Patriarchy and on the other side she claims sexual feelings between women are not necessary for qualifying them as Lesbian! Rich ignores or doesnt bother to notice most Lesbians do not have the luxury of a closet, most Dykes are visibly Lesbian. Lesbian visibility shines for some Lesbians physically and mentally and other Lesbians less physically and more mentally. Either way, Dyke thought processes alone peg us for Lesbian, as any Lesbian can attest to since the advent of the internet. Even online with a genderless name and no image of ourselves, we are often assumed/believed by Hets (usually Het women) to be men!
In Diversity and Variability in Women’s Sexual Identities STRAIGHTBIAN Carla Rappaport Golden said of Rich's lesbian:
Lesbian was problematic for Rich precisely because of the ugly depraved dykey sexually perverted masculinist ideas held by Hetero society/Heterosexuals like Adrienne Rich herself. But Adrienne Rich desperately needed Lesbian because it encompassed (to her) anti maleness, what she didnt need was the alienating baggage attached to Lesbian. So Rich tried to simultaneously redefine Lesbian for Heterosexual Feminist inclusion while distancing the debauchery attached to Lesbian, thus Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence was born.
Adrienne Rich begins Comp Het with a Straightbianesque quote from Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook:
This quote not only sets the stage for the rest of Rich's essay, it IS the stage Rich starred for the rest of her life! A Heterosexual privileged life whereby Rich and Radical Feminists like her, chanted to themselves and in Radical Feminist groups like an incantation; I'm a lesbian! And dont think for a minute Lesbians missed the degrading walls Doris Lessing sandwiched Lesbian in this passage! This was Rich's fear, without a man, her only choices were bitterness, spinsterhood or Lesbian. Rich CHOSE lesbian, not actual Lesbianism, but a Hetsplained version she could somewhat live with. Like Lessing's Anna, Rich was too weak to forge a relationship with a man where SHE was willing to or capable of, living her new found consciousness. Moving on:
Rich believed that Lesbian scholarship was forced into hiding by a patriarchal driven Compulsory Heterosexuality that even mid range Feminism enforced. Rich failed to understand that Lesbian erudition wasnt (isnt) quashed or silenced by patriarchy, it wasnt (isnt) understood by Heterosexuals, particularly Het women! Rich feared losing academic clout by choosing Lesbian as her modus vivendi and through RadFem speak tried to make HER brand of lesbian acceptable to greater Feminism.
Rich assumes Homophobia alone inhabited Feminists (Het women) from trying to coral Het women toward a political lesbianism via feminist theory and why lesbian art/literature etc remained rare. Rich failed to see how her own warped man hating RadFem agenda was responsible for biological Lesbian invisibility in the arts and elsewhere than was/is Homophobia, because she blinded herself of our existence.
Further in the essay Rich says:
Rich brings up Lesbians being closeted in the workplace but the exact experiences she uses to make her points are the experiences Heterosexual women (like her), claiming to be Lesbians (like her) had with the luxury of being closeted! Most Dykes NEVER have that luxury and most Dykes even if they did would NOT put some fucking job over their entire lives! The only Homophobe here is Adrienne Rich!
Because Rich herself (a Heterosexual woman) didnt feel or experience blatant Homophobia (why would she?) she ignorantly theorised compulsory heterosexuality was to blame for Feminist silence about Lesbians/Lesbian issues, including the reason Feminists wouldnt platform Lesbianism as a possible choice against patriarchy/men! Rich claims non Radical Feminists were in collusion WITH patriarchy! Non Radical Feminists, according to Rich, helped provide patriarchy with pussy, pay and passion!
Rich found the term Lesbian limiting because Lesbian didnt include STRAIGHT women like her and because Rich didnt like the psycho-logical definitions defining Lesbian or the societal connotations colouring Lesbian by Het society. By expanding Lesbian to include all female relationship types, not simply "genital" as Rich crudely puts it, Lesbian wouldnt be so foul an idea, for women or society. Rich fails to acknowledge the LIMITS, limits based on HER HETEROSEXUALLY driven assumptions about biological Lesbians, that real Lesbianism isnt defined by pussy licking or KFC pussy (finger licking good). Lesbian was crude, vulgar, plebian not because it was/is, BUT because it was based on Adrienne Rich's own sick fucked up homophobic warped fucking views of Lesbian!
Being a Lesbian has fuck all to do with taboos or rejecting Heterosexuality, it has ONLY to do with being born physiologically Lesbian! Lesbians arent saying no to patriarchy, patriarchy doesnt factor (collectively) anywhere into a Lesbian's life. Lesbian past, present and future grew/grow/will grow up without any/little knowledge of Lesbians; fortunately abilities innate to our survival ensure we find each other and are capable of survival even if we dont. The ONLY destroyers of Lesbian, records or histories are Radical Feminists like Adrienne Rich! What has been recorded as "lesbian" experiences/narratives etc, are instead the experiences/narratives etc of STRAIGHTBIANS like ACR!
Adrienne Rich, in typical Heterosexual fashion, was a little SHIT TON obsessed with genitals/sex.
In other words, Adrienne Rich and Radical Feminism itself are NOT LESBIAN! Bizarrely in this strange (sick) passage Rich twice brings up/equates a child/mother being turned on during infant feeding. I refuse to think past Rich's statement here because to do so is just toooooo fucking SICK and it most certainly is NOT Lesbian!
Precisely because of STRAIGHTBIANS like Adrienne Rich, Lesbians/Lesbian youth flounder and flail trying to find ourselves in the world. Thanks to the likes of Rich and her warped RadFem ilk, most of the signs and symbols labeled Lesbian are false. They point us right back to female Heterosexual mindset and body that paints us into a corner of dysphoria, reinforcing Lesbian confusion and resulting in a lesbian community made up of Heterosexual women where Lesbians STILL do not exist.
Adrienne Rich discovered Lesbian in the same way Christopher Columbus discovered America, she ignored those already living here and those she couldnt ignore she kindly smothered in blankets of smallpox.
We begin our next set of unSTRAIGHTening Lesbians with the Sneaky Pie Lavender Menace to Lesbians herself Rita Mae Brown. If not familiar with Rita Mae, she was an early element in the Radical Feminist movement after she was more or less removed from Betty Friedan's National Organization of Women (NOW). The purported reason Rita Mae was ousted was because she claimed at the time to be a Lesbian. Through this ousting Rita Mae and other Lesbians STRAIGHTBIANS formed the RadFem group the Lavender Menace:
But it wasnt Rita Mae's libber angst that cloaked her in Lesbianism, it was her first novel Rubyfruit Jungle:
For making the primary point of these posts, (unSTRAIGHTening Lesbian) one really doesnt have to look beyond Rubyfruit Jungle. The novel rapidly begins with prime character Molly STRAIGHT away focusing on DICK, no not as in another character, as in a boy the young Molly exploits for profit using his uncircumcised penis in a show and tell: (Ah penis, something every young Dyke wants to see-think again honey!)
From there the novel speeds to Molly having sex with a straight female friend AND then her straight male cousin Leroy:
A sexual relationship young Molly repeats throughout her cohabitation with cousin Leroy/his family:
Molly struggles to outgrow her illegitimate hick background which both deeply troubles/embarrasses her by heading as soon as she can to the big city; New York. Once there we encounter Molly's first time at a gay bar with a gay male friend:
Its clear from this moment it isnt just Molly who knows nothing about Butch or Femme Lesbians, its Rita Mae for posing this question at all.
Rita Mae uses her novel to slam other STRAIGHTBIANS dominating the "lesbian" bar scene, damaged Het women who could only see relationships through their own Heterosexual nature; male or female. Mo was no more a Butch than Molly; everything, INCLUDING Lesbian, depended solely on what they claimed to be, not what they actually were. Rita Mae's snobbish STRAIGHTBIAN Molly places her own warped version of Lesbian (two attractive society approved straight women having sexual relations) above that of fat ugly STRAIGHTBIANS who portray/participate in Heterosexual mimicry. Moving on:
Rita Mae's Molly is so disgusted by the lesbians she encounters at the bar she jokingly would rather encounter a rapist than entertain the notion of sex with the bar lezzies. Molly thinks herself miles and morals above most, even while fucking a small family; mother, father and underage daughter (thank god they didnt have any pets!):
Given Molly's Hetero MALE mimicry (forcing herself on a woman/the woman's no equals yes) there was no surprise why Betty Friedan could no longer find a place for Rita Mae's Radical Feminism!
Polina turns the table on Molly and entices her to role play a game Polina and her husband play involving public urinal sex, only in this scenario Polina is the man to Molly's woman:
Molly then moves on to a date with Polina's husband, Molly figures by fucking Paul she can be closer to Polina, sound like any Lesbians you know? Me either!
Molly then moves onto Polina and Paul's underage daughter:
The dialogue for Alice wanting to have sex with her mother sounds eerily familiar, and Rita Mae's treatment of incest as untraumatic is the ONLY thing "antihuman" here!
Molly says earlier in the novel of a similar fuckfest:
Rubyfruit Jungle sums up everything that is Lesbian about Rita Mae and Lesbian in the novel, NOTHING!
That didnt stop Rita Mae from giving advice to young suicidal Gays and Lesbians in her intro to:
Homosexuals who arent "successful gay people" like Rita Mae, (successful meaning Homosexuals who are Heterosexuals who use Homosexuality for their own perverse uses) dress odd, have "exaggerated mannerisms" and are akin to hookers!
Rita Mae, like Molly from Rubyfruit Jungle, sees Homosexuals/and or STRAIGHTBIANS who are found in gay bars as warped, alcoholics and obsessed with their Homosexuality (or in the case of STRAIGHTBIANS, obsessed with their claim of Homosexuality). These people, Rita Mae tells young Gays and Lesbians, are life's LOSERS! Rita Mae blatantly states actual Homosexuals can simply cast off our natures and be like her (a pro incest, polygamous, bisexual)!
Rita Mae Brown by her own admission (when convenient) cast off calling herself a Lesbian, not because she wasnt (she clearly isnt) but because it was no longer profitable to her now mainstream Heterosexual female audience. Rita Mae hated and still hates labels:
Being a Lesbian isnt constricting or freeing and it mostly certainly isnt a sarcophagus burying us alive! Like many STRAIGHTBIANS, Rita Mae donned Lesbian like cross dressers don woman, Lesbian for Rita functioned as fetish, financial gain and fame. dirt