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Sunday, April 23, 2017

In response to a Goddess Festival Censoring a Lesbian Workshop

In response to The Goddess Festival censoring a Lesbian Workshop for WBW Lesbians called The Disappearing L.

Here is their statement in entirety and my response below:



STATEMENT FROM THE GODDESS FESTIVAL: Controversy has emerged, over one workshop of many beautiful workshops, at the Goddess Festival going on this week. The Festival Planning Circle would like to share with you a more complete story of the situation than you may see through social media posts.
The workshop in question was titled “The Disappearing L: Lesbians Rise Up”. The content involves the changing role of lesbians in the current culture, and the audience was anticipated to be women.
Goddess Festival Planning Circle members attended a meeting with founders of a new transgender rights group, Intransitive, where we listened carefully to the concerns along with a list of demands that were presented. Within the context of our own values for inclusion and welcome for all, we did our best to accommodate these requests. During the meeting we offered to make a public apology, offered to repost the workshop with the inclusive language given us, of “cisgender”, and to sponsor ongoing educational opportunities. But because we were unwilling to shut out the voices of these particular workshop presenters by canceling this workshop, dialogue with Intransitive was withdrawn by Intransitive.
The Goddess Festival and OMNI Center work to open space for many different progressive perspectives and stand firmly for equality and fairness for all people. Many of these carry deep pain from the oppressions we all bring to our work for a better world, but some communities are experiencing greater attack than others. The transgender community, like the immigrant community, is facing attack right now, and we understand their need to defend themselves. We sincerely apologize for the insensitivity we displayed, and would like to make appropriate amends. We hope we can all remember that we are in this struggle together, because that’s what we need to focus on right now.
After the meeting with Intransitive, the minutes of the meeting were taken back to the Goddess Festival Planning Circle. The agenda was fully discussed and arguments from all side were heard. It was determined by the Goddess Festival, acting under the umbrella of OMNI, that the workshop, “Disappearing L” will be cancelled effective immediately. The Goddess Festival and OMNI would like to reiterate that we have a strong partnership with our community and look forward to continuing our commitment to equality together." -The Goddess Festival/OMNI

M.A. :  And us DYKEAMAZONS/LESBIANS WILL MAKE OUR STAND!!
I teach Amazon, Goddess and Womyns Mysteries, have attending womons and Dianic rituals for 36 years, totally honoring the Goddess of 10,000 Names, the Dyke Witches brought me out in 1981, and I do NOT share my energy with born males or work with male dieties...

The Work is too great to bring the Goddess Energy forth in the hearts of all womyn Called to the Path, and Rebalance the Olanet from.all the toxic male energy!

Goddess Awaken, Goddess arise now!!!I worship the Sacred Female on ALL LEVELS..sexually, emotionally intellectually, Spiritually and Psychically, on EVERY Level!!

No man's Land, not even the Castrati....and there WERE Temples solely dedicated to a particular Goddess and women only  where men could not approach except from a distance...

There ARE other Dieties that HAVE sexual Mysteries of being BOTH sexes like Janus, and the majority of Paganism is in  mixed groups, and the whole Cybele/Adonis thing for the Castrati. They COULD EXPLORE THEIR OWN unique Mysteries WITHOUT coOpting and exploiting OURS. 

WE DykeAmazons MUST stand strong and defend our remaining Territories and create and grow new ones!!!Some of us after the loss of Michfest ARE doing that!!!  -MasterAmazon

Monday, March 20, 2017

We Butches ARE Ceremonial Dykes

 Butch goes back to childhood, a way of Being, a Ceremonial Dyke, in your face Lesbian, unabashedly NONFEMININE, not just coming out, but for a lifetime, often emerging from.tomboy to Butch, every Butch KNOWS this emerging, this claiming of her deepest Self and love and lust for womyn. We are Butch because we cannot be any other way, this is WHO WE ARE. Modern Amazons, we go wherever we want and aim to do whatever we want, without make approval or permission..WE TAKE UP OUR SPACE in ways most other women do not. 

But bottomline, we are lifelong resisters of feminization and accepting  we are "less than" any man. Often we compete directly with them, whether for jobs or other activities and interests. We go where other women fear to tread. Nor does it bother us to be called "masculine", " unfeminine" we claim these titles and Dyke too....we are the wilder fiercer side of Female who TAKES UP HER SPACE.
      -M.A.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Butch is NOT A Way Station To Manhood

Butch is not a way station to manhood, 
We are not taking that train outta that station
We are all Womon, hearkening back to the ancient Amazons
We are Warriors for womyn, for Ourselves
We dress the way we please
We resist any attempts at constraint
Oour Wills, our Sacred Female Beings
We are Primal, We are Feral, we do not
Conform to het society
We defy all odds. We go where our hearts lead us
We love womyn, womyn like ourselves, womyn who are our polar opposites...
We work to  love OURSELVES as we are told
"You just want to be a man" every time we assert our freedom. Our freedom from clothes that limit us or objectify us to men
Everytime we want a piece of the pie men are unwilling to share
Whether it be  our autonomy, our dream careers, adventurous hobbies, our Dyke sexuality, whatever road and adventures Call to us. 
A Gate arm is closed, a stop sign erected telling us "Women don't do this, you must not be a real woman. You're a Dyke, mannish, a bitch  A shrew, a cow, out of your place, taking a job from a man and his family, your fat and ugly, nobody wants you, this is not for you, women don't do that, don't like that, don't wear that don't don't don't, your out of line and out of place."

We Butches heard it ALL before.
Nonetheless we continue to challenge and we opt to keep our WOMONHOOD because Sisters who understand sustain us. Sisters who allow us to run wild and free. Who recognize our untamed spirits. Our desire to protect women, children, animals, Mother Earth AND OURSELVES. 
WE who EXPAND what a Female CAN do and go where other Females fear to tread.
We are never fully domesticated which is what makes us unique. We allow no man to hold us down or back. We fight with our Amazon Ferocity. 

We are often misunderstood. But we continue to persist and resist for we WILL CHANGE the lot of Womonkind!!! And EXPAND ALL THAT A FEMALE CAN DO!!!        -M.A.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Dyke to Dyke Sex.....

Nope. Dyke to Dyke sex is on a deeper far more profound level than anything Ive expereinced with bi women. There is a part of them always walled off emotionally for the man, and they are always more conservative. Then theres two woman one man thing thats so popular...NO WAY. Lesbians ALSO have the lowest STD rates, fuck bisexuals and we put ourselves at much greater risk, and even higher if they are doing bi men(if you are not practicing safe sex). I ALWAYS practiced safe sex with bi women, nor did I do more intimate acts...

but like some of you said: why give our beautiful lesbian energy to a woman who is going to give it to a man?

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Hands Across the Aisle: Biology isn't Bigotry

I really admire these women and each of their different perspectives, and their bravery for working together despite differences on an issue affecting every woman and girl. 
https://youtu.be/WYKdY3v46nw

My Type of Dykes!!!

I probably know several of the women in this potential documentary
who moved from London to San Francisco. Hotties!!
http://kitschmix.com/new-documentary-rebel-dykes-london-way/

What about our Younger Amazonian Lesbian Sisters, Where Are They? Some Lesbian Herstory

I dont believe in"political Lesbianism". Either you are Lesbian and attracted to women or you are not. Almost EVERY so called "political lesbian" I dated ended up going back to men, or were bi. They just stayed in the Lesbian lifestyle when the Lesbian community was strong, hip, where its at, and where we had our Lesbian infrastructure, businesses, bookstores, workshops, Festivals just for our primarily for us. Soon as that was no longer the case these women jumped ship and went back to men. Now the trans community is the "hip"place to be.

It is no more correct to pressure women into Lesbianism because of a politic than it is to pressure Lesbians to accept males as sex partners because of societal pressure or now, trans politics "lesbians have penises too"(mtfs  INSISTING they are Lesbians).

Fact of the matter unlike some of us oldtimers who HAD a vibrant STRONG Lesbian community to come into, both politically and sexually, bars, clubs, events, conferences, bookstores, festivals, hot tub places, martial arts schools, printing presses, Lesbian Lands, coffeehouses which ALL catered to us as Dykes and womyn, we COULD live an almost entirely Separatist lifestyle centering womyn and each other with the exception of our jobs, even so I still got alot of side jobs from Lesbians and womyn friends. 

But when the economy soured, womyn nested or got complacent, started buying their books from Amazon dot com(our very WORD stolen and used against us), instead of the independent Lesbian/womyns bookstores to save a few pennies, and invested more in their personal lives than community, or gay males dying from AIDS, and went back to the male run churches,  bought their houses, had their lesbian version of white picket fences, stated they were done with being "political" or were "nonpolitical", while still enjoying Michfest or the once a year Dyke Marches or Dykes on Bikes, other forces friendlier to Lesbians who felt left out began moving in. 

And the fact also that gay male culture is so much glitzier with so many more economic resources than Lesbians have EVER had access to, being THEY ARE MEN with MALE privilege.

Once the tatters of the great Lesbian Nation began to show, and the incessant infighting, Lesbians began moving away from it, whether identifying more as "gay", or "queer", Or eventually trans and transmasculine, which Lesbian Feminism has not accomodated Butches particularily well, or differences like Butch/Femme or the more invisible Butch on Butch.

Women went to friendlier territories. Meanwhile MTFs always did their best to crash our spaces, and since they werent told "no" often enough, they persisted continuing to infiltrate our culture.  Between the young women identifying not  as Lesbian, but as queer, gay, genderqueer, transmasculine or even FTM, then aligning with mtfs who had always felt maligned by more Separatist Lesbians among us, myself included who said "no", and gay men who would so willingly take our support and help around AIDS and THEIR causes, but rarely supported us in OUR OWN, or considered us "fish", or too strong and strident for them, or  not willing to share their power with us in our mixed community organizations like Pride, or a host of Lesbian/Gay organizations being sexist males themselves, some with THEIR OWN Separatism and distaste for womyn, we began to wane in our collective power.

ANY young Lesbian coming out today, and especially if shes Butchy or tomboy, would get pressure to align with the trans movement, with gay males, accept yes Lesbians have penises(mtfs), and shamed if she fought that craziness, and that anybody can be anything that they say they are, and why would she want to discriminate against ftms or mtfs if she wanted womyn only spaces or sought them? And maybe because shes nonfeminine maybe shes an ftm too, so join us on the bandwagon so we can feel good about growing our little goatees and having our breasts chopped off.

She wouldnt be emerging into a real Lesbian culture at all, or one that was even at its most basic womonaffirming.

Even the proud Dykes on Bikes and so many Butches that were proud ground breaking Females that so inspired me and that I followed me, now, a large number are on T, or wanting to transition, or thinking about it, or insisting on male pronouns, that she would be utterly confused and completely in the minority if her inner voice said "But I AM FEMALE, I AM NOT FEMININE, I resisted feminity all my life, BUT PROUD TO BE FEMALE, I WANT TO BE WITH WOMYN AND PENIS IS NOT FEMALE, THAT IS WHAT I AM LEAVING BEHIND", the MOMENT she utters what shes thinking she will be labeled "terf", "cis", "one of those" "monosexual", "bigoted" "I like people, not genitalia", and other such similar claptrap.

The Lesbian community has gone underground, so it would be immensely hard to recruit new, younger sisters to the cause, UNLESS we SEE them fighting among their peers as I have online, and come to their side and say: " there IS a place for you, we were once strong resisting males and male ideology, but now we must rebuild our Amazon Nation once again...come with us where you will find Sisters and friends."

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Butch Dyke is WHO WE ARE TO OUR CORE, Not a Role!!

No role. Femininity is ENFORCED, us Butches REJECT femininity in most of its forms and  most of us from a young age..but we are STILL FEMALE, still womyn!! And we been punished all our lives in so.many ways for REJECTING enforced femininity.  We are OBVIOUS Lesbians, feral females who dont kowtow to men. Modern day Amazons...WE RESISTED.

You could say all those feminine women who claimed tomboyhood at a young age capitulated by teenage, cracked from the pressure or the ButchAmazon Calling was NOT within them. But more likely they gave into the social pressure whether from parents, peers, teachers or others...WE NEVER DID!!

And sadly the same could be said for all the young teen and 20 somethings who decide to transition. BECAUSE they WERENT feminine, the one image that is visible and echoed in media and in malestream culture EVERYWHERE, and rewarded the closer one gets to the ideal, the opposite is punished, thusly cuz they DIDNT FIT IN with femininity, and because many also started having attractions to women, they thought and it was reinforced by peers, family and malestream society they must BE male.

So instead of EVEN pursuing going from tomboyhood to coming out Butch, a FEMALE RESISTER OF FEMININE BEHAVIORS AND EXPECTATIONS, a moden day Amazon, they decided or had decided for them, THEY MUST BE MALE!!

Because being a Butch is a HUGE taboo. We resist men, being objectified by them, treated less than by them, settling for less or assuming a submissive posture to them. Thusly we are made invisible, deemed to be ugly(according ONLY to male standards), a Lesbian stereotype, because we FULLY EMBODY our Lesbian Beings, we ARE nothing less, and so much more...we ARE modern day Amazons and Warriors. And we keep Lesbian culture and its womon centeredness alive, those of us Butches that put Femaleness first foremost, forever, AS WOMYN, and our attraction FOR womyn!! -MasterAmazon

Friday, February 3, 2017

Butch: Womon unto Herself GUEST POST A.D. TIGER

Butch

A stance.
A look.
A tilt of the head.
A smile.
That invisible boundary that says 'Fuck the patriarchy'.
Autonomy. 
Butch. 
Unto herself woman. 

Butch.
Presence.
Earth.
Solid.
She who moves always forward.
Her footsteps forge a path ever powerful
I follow.
She.
Is.
Mirrors.
Society's enigma.
-A.D. Tiger

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Correlation.between Lesbians and Feminism

I sure wish WE DID, but we depend on Feminism way more than alot of straight women do, especially better off straaoghtbwomen who.identify and vote with their men(lime the 53% of white women.voting for Trump). We have no MAN supporting US ww support OURSELVES, so we NEED AND DEPEND ON EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK, full sexual autonomy as females, nondiscrimimation clauses in the field of work and most especially nontraditional.work like the better paying Trades, Fire, Police , now IT and other male dominated professions.

We too suffer physical and sexual violence against us as FEMALES, and I would bet that per capita, a MUCH HIGHRR PERCENTAGE of Lesbians are Feminists than straight women. Lesbians are behinf just about every progressive social.movement out there without being recognized.

We broke into.male professions like the Trades, Police, Fore before many straightbwomen did, especially us Butches, partly cuz we didnt fear being called "unfeminine" for competing with men, and BECAUSE WE NEEDED THE BETTER SALARIES to survive, since NO MAN was supporting us.

Also we have our rich Lesbian culture of creating Radically Elemental Feminism environments like Michfest and other womyns Festivals, Conferences and Spaces, Lesbian and Womyn Land communities as REFUGES and Sancturaies AWAY from.the Patriarchy. Wrote volumesof books what it would be like to kive amongst just womyn or in societies free of male control.over our psyches and bodies, so.many of us learned and taught martial arts to other womyn so we and they could protect ourselvrs from.male violence, gathered togetber to confront perpetators, organized and participated in Take Back the Night Movements. Just read Lillian Faderman in What Lesbians Have Done For Americaat the EXTENSIVE CONTRIBUTIONS of Lesbians by and FOR the Feminist and Suffragette Movements.

Without having to kowtow to.men, babies, pregnancies and children,Lesbians had and have the ability to devote  their energies COMPLETELY to tge cause, wothout worrying about men getting jealous for devoting their energies to.other women first and foremost and NOT him or children, or as they are building a Movement, having to move and pull up stakes and all their Movement connections because of HIS career. This is WHY Lesbians traditiomally have had such an.outsized contribution to Womens Liberation in ALL ASPECTS as a whole. Our  World is Female, we seek out othe Females for mates, and WE WANT TO BE  FULLY BE FREE AS FEMALES IN EVERY ASPECT OF OUR LIVES.

This is the difference for us as Lesbianism.is an entire Worldview for us, Akin to Amazonism, and not just merely who we fuck, but it STARTS from.the erotic, free of male control over our bodies and most intimate lives. NOBODY BUT NOBODY puts Females First tge way us cultural Lesbians do..it is our VERY LIFE BLOOD. THIS IS WHY SO MANY OF US ARE SO DEEPLY GRIEVING THE LOSS OF MICHFEST AND OUR DYKEAMAZON COMEPLETELY CENTERED FEMALE MATRIARCHAL.HOMELAND.

But, we are determined to rebuild...for ourselves, and for womonkind.

And our Feminisms are completely different than straight woman feminsm.too, we dont have to worry about impregnation.with every sexact, or intimate male partner violence and sexploitation, but we do need access to decent paying jobs where we are treated fairly, a Planet where we can breathe and have clean water, healthy food, clean soil to grow that food...

Sure there are Lesbians that are bar dykes, dont follow politics, arent cultural Lesbians or Feminists, where our tattered culture has disappeared, been disrespected, our bookstores, lesbian.businesses, our festivals and spaces disappeared to where they think.that Lesbianism.is merely about who you fuck and no more, who have NEVER been on womyns land or lived in this alternative very FEMALE culture separate from the patriarchy for ANY length of time, oncluding GAY MALE Patriarchy as well.

 Thats,the whole thing about queerdom, istaking Lesbians AWAY from our essential FEMALE culture so renewong down to.OUR SOULS, in favor of identification with males.