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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.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

What is A Butch? You know her by the FIRE IN HER EYES!!!

What is a Butch??? My response:

I dont do gender, I REJECTED FEMININE ROLES SINCE AGE 7, adopted Feminism.at age 9 in 1969,  I am seeking my Full Female Autonomy, always have. Went from Tomboy to Butch when I came out. No rollers, no curls, no dresses, no skirts, no hose, no makeup, no lady razors or hair shaving, preferably no bra, no highly girly pursuits for me. Instead ice hockey, martial arts, the Trades, as a young Tomboy morphed into Butch as I came out, a pioneer, a groundbreaker, an Amazon Warrior, going where other women feared to go...like ALL my Butch Sisters and Butch Mentors...you could call us untameable Feral Females.

Some Butches like Femmes, some of us Butches prefer other Butches, some enjoy BOTH Butch and Femme, but bottomline Butches LOVE AND LUST AFTER WOMEN!!

Ok for me, Female Identified Butch is a modern day version.of an Amazon. Womon loving womon, sometimes fierce, wears sensible shoes, boots and sandals generally low to the ground, solid stance, direct stare, stands her ground, doesnt concede to men, often with short hair, but not always, often dresses in  traditionally mens clothes, but BECAUSE SHE IS A WOMON, on her, they are WOMENS CLOTHES,  some wear jewelry,  some dont, but you KNOW HER BY THE FIRE OF DESIRE IN HER EYES. IN THAT SHE DOES NOT FLINCH.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Another Lesbian medley post-MasterAmazon

And folks are born a sex, not gender. Gender is purely a patriarchal construct to keep females down, and males one up, reinforced throughout the world by male dominated religion, political, social and economic institutions run.by males for males.

WBW Lesbians are the ONLY Beings able to separate from male domination for short periods of time, and on an erotic level as well, where we can choose to give our energies solely to females on the deepest most intimate levels.

Then anytime we talk about OUR NEEDS, suddenly it turns to "intersex" and where do they fit? along with the tired "transwomen are women" trope. ANYTHING but Lesbians advocating SOLELY for OURSELVES...

Intersex people gotta speak FOR THEMSELVES. I am addressing Sister WBW not the .005%,  this is a silencing tactic of the 99.95% of biological Females and our erasure and ESPECIALLY of  Lesbian/Dyke communities and Being....

Now being threatened to be kicked out for my views:  Not arguing, stating OUR viewpoint. We represent born female Older Bolder Lesbians, lifelong Lesbians, by and FOR lifelong born female Lesbians, without compromise. This is who WE are, who we connect with, and we are a part of the community, our needs are NOT getting met, we are not going away. Either we are PART of this community or we arent. I am not the only one here. Already I have made 3 connections on this group alone.

We done and still do the marches, we are OUT, we put our bodies on the line, do not sit in the closet, and advocate by and FOR Lesbians unashamedly. We have resisted male encroachment, pressure and shaming from within and without as we see our ability to connect so under attack, both within and without. We wont be silenced any longer. And yes, we ARE organizing. Others hear our words...they Remember. And creating, ESPECIALLY after the loss of our DykeAmazon Lesbian HomeLand of Michfest.

We ARE Older  Bolder Fierce Dykes. Probably too undiluted, too strong a cup of tea for most. - MasterAmazon

Lifelong LandDyke Jo GUEST POST

 I met Jo in an over 50 Lesbian group which was NOT entirely about Lesbians. Y'all know what I mean....and she had this wonderful share as a lifelong LandDyke reaching out to me and how much I VALUE our Dyke and WBW SPACE and Beings something we have in common, another DykeAmazon Sister!!!
           - M.A 

" I think you and I share the same views/beliefs about wbw lesbian space.  I agree with all you have written on this thread/conversation.  I am 52 yrs old, I have been out since I was 15.    My thoughts about wbw lesbian space:  I can't express the depth of my gratitude to all the dykes who came before me, who worked, sweat, sometimes bled, struggled, faced hate in the face, and were able to create safe lesbian wbw spaces for themselves and we who came after you.  Like Michfest, other concert or meeting type events/spaces, and to me, most importantly, lesbian/womyn's land.  I have no problems with trans folks.  I don't understand all their issues, but I believe that they must be deeply felt and real to them, to go thru the work and pain of transitioning.  I also respect the (often/usually) 'young folks'  beliefs of gender fluidity and being 'queer', rather than more 'specific' names for themselves.  I think that somewhere in the future, in the distant, distant future, lesbians, trans folks, queers, bi folks, and maybe even gay men, may be able to share space and work together.  I think some of the 'young' womyn think that that time has arrived.  And they are embracing the whole spectrum of people now.  I think they believe this because they are removed and unknowing and understanding of what has been done for them by older womyn and dykes.  I strongly DO NOT believe that time of embracing everyone is here.  I think lesbians and wbw still very much need their own spaces.  To be with 'their own', to be with those who have understanding of the herstory of our shared struggle.  I have lived on wbw land for the last 23 yrs.  (DOE in SW WI - since '76 - feel free to message me for info)  I, and all the womyn who have passed thru this land in the last 40 yrs, have reveled in being able to be themselves and being safe in nature.  To share with those who have shared life experiences.  To learn from each other, and grow stronger together.  This is irreplaceable and so valuable in this world.  I don't have a problem with trans or other folks, but I believe they need to create their own spaces.  To fight for them, and to make them what they want and need.  And then to revel in those spaces, being with others like them, and sharing with each other.  I hate that many trans folks think that we need to share what we have created for ourselves with them.  Because in doing that, what we have is lost forever.  And I don't believe that is what most of my foremothers worked and fought for.  And I KNOW that is not what I have worked and fought for, in my 23 yrs here on wbw land."                -Jo

Monday, January 16, 2017

Supportive of WBW Space from a Different Perspective Guest Post: JD Bowen

I found support in a Lesbian group where many do not see the value of WBW space, whether J D  Bowen partakes or not, JD is supportive of us Dykes who NEED IT.  JD covers many topics in a logical and clear minded fashion. A valuable truthsaying perspective.   -M.A.

"I am a butch dyke who is also gender queer. I'm not a man and have no plan to transition - I find it distressing that so many butches feel pressure to transition and many are unhappy - some unhappy enough to transition back. I am female born and have been out in the LGBT community for over 30 years. I never really embraced the label lesbian and felt much more comfortable with dyke or queer or gay. Even before I finally sucked up the courage and faced the gender question about 15 years ago. I live in the middle but am female born and female bodied. I share this to give context as I now sometimes feel like an intruder in WBW spaces. As someone who identifies as trans or gender bent or gender queer, I have much more in common with WBW lesbians than those who have or are transitioning. Of all the transwomen I've met, most still have assumed privilege that they are blind to, assumed entitlement that they are blind to, and more male conditioned ways of communicating. It is different talking to a transwoman than a born female woman. The reality is they have been raised as boys even though they rejected it and have been  granted the freedoms and expectations of boys when they were in their first few years of life. Social conditioning plays a huge role in how we communicate and impacts the lens through which we see the world. Of course there are always exceptions to every generalization. But they are the exceptions, not the norm. Woman don't have the space to be themselves. To come down from being on guard. To relax and let the unconscious protections go. And when transwomen enter a women's only space with their male-based entitlement and communication styles, the space immediately stops being the safe haven for WBW. This is just my observations based on my personal experience. It isn't likely true for every situation out there - it has been true in my personal experiences. WBW spaces need to be guarded religiously and held sacred. I remember well the days when lesbian bars would get popular and gay men would start to hang out and eventually the lesbian bar became a gay bar and in time the lesbians stopped going because the energy and the safety factor had changed. The only time I was ever sexually assaulted in a bar was in a gay men's bar. Safe women's spaces disappear far too quickly. I don't have an opinion on whether this fb group is or needs to be a WBW space - only the group owner and moderators can make that decision. But I do fully support those who are saying they need WBW only spaces."  -JD Bowen