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Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Depths of Lesbian Being Millenials Don't Get

I don't base my Lesbian identity and Way of Being on the outside het world, but the rich and diverse culture Lesbians HAD. Our social institutions were strong and being Lesbian is an entire world view free from intimate male sexual control unlike any other womyn alive, thus revolutionary. Lesbians are at the forefront of every radical social movement especially those benefitting women as a whole.

We had our Festivsls, our writers, our bookstores, even our own films, though low budget mostly, our own musicians and culture, our  Goddess, Mother Earth womon centered spirituality and many different ways of being sexual and erotic. Lesbian culture was at its finest at Michigan Womyns Music Festival where Dykes were outrageously creative in a way they never are in front of men. Lesbians are at the very center of womyns Mysteries and we are the Amazons other women often fear to be.
 Since most millennials would see a Lesbian or womyn only environment as " discriminatory" they never have been in a female and Lesbian centered environment free of men and male control, and there revolutions are born, Lesbians at front and center. Only there do I feel truly alive, seen and fully respected..amongst my Sister Dykes...and physically safe wandering the forest in the middle of the night KNOWING I will not be in danger, as I move amongst the sleeping womyn, or trek alone down the trail back to.my tent. That feeling of safety means I can put my psychic energy into something other than protection and truly open up my Female  Dyke/ Lesbian Soul.

What SF Dyke March Meant to me

The gathering of thousands of Lesbians at San Francisco Dyke March  was the height of my Pride Season.

Only there and at Michigan Womyns Music Festival were WE the majority and gathered en masse. I went from 1994 to the last year I was in the  SF Bay area, 2013.

I loved how Dykes of all stripes attended. But slowly unlike Michfest which kept its focus on Lesbians and womyn till the end, the organizers began focussing on the cause of the year, gay men would crash it because it was close to the Castro, and bisexual women brought their boyfriends. Young Butch women were beginning to transition to FTM and more Mtfs were attending.

The nail in the coffin was when from the stage one of the organizers announced SF Dyke March was for " All past present and future women" utterly changing its focus away from Lesbians/Dykes and towards the Trans movement.

    - In Sisterhood,
      - FeistyAmazon

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Guest Post- S.K. Petition to Confront Lesbian/Dyke Organizations Defaming SF Dyke Marchers

This is from a public forum but important to include here:

I want to say thank you to everyone who's signed the petition and contributed to the fundraiser for legal fees so far.  You are ALL appreciated SO much!  We're up to 760 signatures and climbing! 😊✊🔥

With that being said, I'm loving the comments on why people are signing it, and wanted to share this excellent and eloquently written reason by "S.K.".

REASON FOR SIGNING

"I'm tired of the misogynist attitudes that ignore women as an oppressed sex-identified minority (on a systemic level, by the larger society). Women are oppressed in their own right for their biological existence from birth according with/to gender stereotypes, and they are oppressed in regard to their sexual preferences and proclivities, slut-shamed, shamed for being not sexually "giving" enough, and shamed as lesbians for being female and attracted to only the same sex. These experiences are separate and distinct from what transwomen experience as males in the larger society, who feel a need for social recognition and acceptance into women's spaces. The needs of females and lesbians are often different and separate from (widely held) trans belief systems about how women should organize, "what women should say"; how women should express affinity/ relationship to each other, and how women can "appropriately" express their sexual attraction to other women in an "inclusive" way, when who they really need to include is members of their own political class and those who legitimately share their lived experience under the patriarchy as female lesbians. The appropriation and erasure of this experience is lesphobic and denies women their autonomy and rights as females to experience themselves as human and having a valid political and social experience of their own social and political reality without constant gaslighting and demands by transwomen for inclusion and centering. This has gotten to the point where homosexual woman are being told their sexuality is invalid and they are transphobic for not wanting to be with males. They are not allowed to define what males or females are or to define their oppressor class. Transwomen need to show respect and deference for females and lesbians as legitimate social minorities with mature lived experience within their own distinct political and social realities. What is happening on a large scale is cultural appropriation and micromanagement of female minority groups (lesbians and women), which includes telling women who they can and should be sexually attracted to, by males. Women are being silenced by transwomen, or males, and denied a right to protest and facing assimilation of their identities and political interests. These are people with a lived experience as a minority group. We're talking about 30-60 years of lived experience as a specific minority group being appropriated and erased by people with no shared lived experiences of being female, and completely different political interests that center male access to female spaces, identities, and sexual identities. Lesbians are being denied their own culture through forced male assimilation by threat of violence, coerced, manipulated into having sex with "male women" and denied pride in their sexuality by being told they are not inclusive "enough" of transwomen, they are expected to welcome transwomen into their beds, to bend and fold to male sexuality and political interests, and they are told they cannot speak publicly and organize as an independent affinity group; their female voices must represent trans interests at the expense of their own political interests and safety, and they must not be insensitive by reminding transwomen of what they don't have-- even when that represents the lived political reality of females who are told from birth that they are going to be women. The lesbians involved in dyke march protests are being told they are expressing hate by clearly stating their sex difference and the realities of their socialization process as female, but they are not expressing hate only their reality. It is not wise to attempt to change society to be more accepting of trans people by silencing women. If you want trans people to be accepted, patriarchal values and violence must be eliminated, and gender stereotypes must be eliminated. Saying demonstrations like this are hateful is a projection of fear, insecurity, and self-hate. The women who were attacked at the dyke march are simply representing their own separate political interests as females, which any legitimate minority group should have a right to do in this country. Lesbians deserve to have access to solidarity among themselves, political agency and organization, and respect for themselves and each other as a minority group with a valid lived experience that is separate and distinct from other minority and majority groups, and also a political voice that is not solely representing or representative of another groups political agenda. Females, or women, and female lesbians today remain concerned about their safety from male violence for good reason, and they are not wrong to want their right to their own self-definition and spaces as an oppressed and vulnerable class of people."-S.K.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

My Letter to NCLR Regarding Violence at SF Dyke March 2018

My letter to Kate Kendall ect concerning violence against Dyke Sisters at SF DYKE MARCH June 23 2018:

Letter to Kate Kendall and NCLR:

feistyamazon@gmail.com>
2:06 PM (43 minutes ago)

Kate,
As a Lesbian Sister I appeal to as I did when it came to defending Michigan Womyn's Music Festival before and the protection of our WBW and Lesbian spaces in one of the biggest ongoing venues and safe spaces for Lesbians in the world. Michfest is now gone, and Lesbians no longer have any safe havens of our own, with the exception of much smaller Gatherings.

I lived in the SF Bay Area from December of 1983 to September 2013, 30 years, I marched in SF Dyke March from 1994 to 2013, before we left. I was there with my Lesbian Spouse  fighting for Marriage Equality along with you, and heard you speak eloquently for Marriage Equality in that struggle. We married in 2004, and then they took those marriages away 6 months later. We  marched and protested and even heard the arguements in the courtrooms..NCLR represented us then.

However NCLR has not been good in representing the Lesbian community when it comes to OUR struggles first and foremost. It is absolutely shameful that 12 Dyke Marchers, longtime activists and Lesbians, many who I personally know from the Bay Area and some also from online  while living here in Nebraska as good friends and allies, were viciously attacked by trans activistists and their supporters  for expressing their opinions on their signs. These signs were not nearly as incendiary as those in England, but Lesbians are tired of having ALL our spaces and places coopted by those who do not have our interests in mind but rather prefer to prey on our community.

I KNOW these womyn, I have politically worked and collaborated with these womyn, NONE of these Lesbians are violent individuals. I have watched the videos, read their statements, as well as their signs, and seen for 25 years the Lesbian community and my Sisters under attack bit by bit by transactivists and their supporters. They do not respect boundaries, but yet want their own. They do not want hate speech directed their way and control dialogue and words, and criticisms, but they sure dish it out.

Hate speech has turned into acts of violence, from two Oakland Lesbians and their son viciously murdered by trans activist Dana Rivers who spent many years protesting against Michfest at Camp Trans to constant trolling on every Lesbian and many womyn's groups with threatening hate and rapist speech towards Lesbians, Feminists and women they disagree with. To a hateful display on at the San Francisco Library put on by the Degenderettes on Punching Terfs, decorating baseball bats with paint and barbed wire, and stealing our matriarchal symbol the Labryis as a symbol of Lesbian and Amazon Pride, and morphing it into a weapon they threaten to use against any so called 'TERFS', which is a hate word Nor do we want to be called ":Cis" or 'Queer".

We are LESBIANS, DYKE FEMALES out loud and proud. We do not want sex with ANY  born males, nor is penis female any way they want to sell it. Bottomline Lesbians have a RIGHT at this point to date who we want, when we want, and engage in the sexacts WE DESIRE between two Female bodies. We also have a right to our own spaces, and to defend Lesbian youth, and encourage them to THINK before transitioning at such a young age, before they really know who they are. That there are other possibilities, which one of the signs addressed. All the side effects going on T.We all know countless Lesbian women who have been actively pressured to transition, which is now extending to youth.

More and more are starting to detransition after seeing what these hormones do to their bodies, and that what was promised them was smoke and mirrors.

But the bottomline is that violence is NEVER acceptable or ganging up on one's so called Sisters, IN A DYKE MARCH  which is OUR night of Pride. Built up by Longterm Lesbians such as these Sisters and others who have lived a lifetime both as Lesbians and as Females. There is a Trans  March for them the night before.

We will no longer stand for cooptation of our communities, our bodies, our beings or identities or for the continuing censorship and threats of violence or ACTUAL violence from the trans community and their supporters.

We will hold all Lesbian Organizations accountable to actually represent US. Lesbians. Born Female women who love and lust and partner with other women, who have lived and created  Lesbian community together, who long for our Sisterhood, our lost spaces and lost connections.

What we saw at Dyke March is Lesbophobia, real true Lesbian hating. And completely unacceptable. Violence is NEVER ok.

Whether it be Dyke March, loss of Michfest, loss of our bookstores and Lesbian businesses, our gathering spaces, chased out of our OWN commmunities, silenced on the internet, deplatformed, signs ripped out of our hands, beat up, pushed down or even murdered, our Butches and baby Butches pressured to take Testosterone while the Pharmaceutical, Psychiatric, Medical industries grow fat over Female bodies, and male ones too, and the crime of pressuring youth to transition that do not conform, when 80% or more of them if left alone would come out Lesbian or Gay, we will NO LONGER be silenced, or tolerate violence against us. We ARE angry, and we ask that YOU as  a Lesbian Sister hear us, with our NAME in your Organization. We will NOT be battered anymore by the GBT, or organizations that no longer represent us.

                                          -In Lesbian Sisterhood,
                                           -FeistyAmazon/ M.A.

My Letter to San Francisco Dyke March after the violence against Sister Dykes

The March occurred on June 23rd 2018 when the violence took place:

Letter to San Francisco Dyke March:
Sisters,
I have attended San Francisco Dyke March for close to 20 years from 1994 until 2013.
Unfortunately due to the Recession I could no longer get work in my field or afford rent so I had to relocate to Nebraska. However, I have kept up with my Bay Area Lesbian friends and communities as much as possible from a distance. I also was a Safety Monitor for the Disabled Dyke Cable Car, and tabled for Dyke March severa times selling T shirts, along with attending all those years. It was the highlight of my Pride season to be around that many Lesbians/Dykes of all stripes.

I was shocked and appalled when I found out 12 longtime older OUT Activist Lesbians, many whom I have known personally; and some as friends and allies over the Internet; were attacked by Trans Activists and their allies at San Francisco Dyke March. Neither did your Safety Monitors support them or guide them to safety or stop the harassers. They had to engage the police to stop the mob who swarmed them. Signs were ripped out of their hands, they were pushed to the ground several times, had their heels stepped on. I read what had happened, saw the videos.

These are women that I know, that are nonviolent, that have a RIGHT to be at Dyke March even if they have a difference of opinion. Some of their signs were prescient in the attack endured by Dykes/Lesbians online and off, with physical, sexual and other threats. "We will not be silenced by your violence." They are the kind of activists that were VITAL to creating Dyke/Lesbian community in the first place!!

Hate speech has turned into acts of physical violence, from two Oakland Lesbians and their son viciously murdered by trans activist Dana Rivers who spent many years protesting against Michfest at Camp Trans to constant trolling on every Lesbian and many womyn's groups with threatening hate and rapist speech towards Lesbians, Feminists and women they disagree with. To a hateful display put on at the San Francisco Library by the Degenderettes on Punching Terfs, decorating baseball bats with paint and barbed wire, and stealing our matriarchal symbol the Labryis as a symbol of Lesbian and Amazon Pride, and morphing it into a weapon they threaten to use against any so called 'TERFS', which is a hate word. Nor do we want to be called ":Cis" or 'Queer". I also heard that shirts from the Degenderettes were being sold at Dyke March, "I Punch Terfs". Advocating violence is NEVER acceptable.

We are LESBIANS, DYKE FEMALES out loud and proud. We do not want sex with ANY  born males, nor is penis female any way they want to sell it. Bottomline Lesbians have a RIGHT  to date who we want, when we want, and engage in the consensual sexacts WE DESIRE between two Female bodies. We also have a right to our own spaces, and to defend Lesbian youth, and encourage them to THINK before transitioning at such a young age, before they really know who they are. That there are other possibilities, which one of the signs addressed. All the side effects going on Testosterone. We all know countless Lesbian women who have been actively pressured to transition, which is now extending to youth.

More and more are starting to detransition after seeing what these hormones do to their bodies, and that what was promised them was smoke and mirrors. Coming back to OWN their Female and Lesbian selves.

But the bottomline is that violence is NEVER acceptable or ganging up on one's so called Sisters, IN A DYKE MARCH  which is OUR night of Pride. Built up by Longterm Lesbians such as these Sisters and others who have lived a lifetime both as Lesbians and as Females. There is a Trans  March for Trans people the night before. I would not barge into that EXPECTING they accomodate me as a lifelong Dyke and Female, or threaten them with violence.

We will no longer stand for cooptation of our communities, our bodies, our beings or identities or for the continuing censorship and threats of violence or ACTUAL violence from the trans community and their supporters.

We will hold all Lesbian Organizations accountable to actually represent US. Lesbians. Dykes. Born Female women who love and lust and partner with other women, who have lived and created Dyke/Lesbian community together, who long for our Sisterhood, our lost spaces and lost connections.

What we saw at Dyke March is Lesbophobia, real true Lesbian hating. And completely unacceptable. Violence is NEVER ok.

The Dyke March Committee will need to do some soul searching. Do you HONOR your Lesbian and Dyke Elders, us older big Butches, and basically matriarchs of the Dyke Movement who broke ground and territory before it was in, popular or safe, or do you not? Femme and androgynous Dykes too.  Is there no room for differing opinions, and like the current Administration any opposition must be silenced with violence, dismissal or false narratives? Because this was nothing short of those men marching in Charlottesville with their torches chanting "Blood and Soil".Except it was 'TERFS got to go".  Fortunately none of these women were seriously hurt. They did suffer bruises however. Check out all the hate speech  that is said against those who speak out at terfisaslur dot com.

Whether it be Dyke March, loss of Michfest, loss of our bookstores and Lesbian businesses, our gathering spaces, chased out of our OWN commmunities, silenced on the internet, deplatformed, signs ripped out of our hands, beat up, pushed down or even murdered, our Butches and baby Butches pressured to take Testosterone while the Pharmaceutical, Psychiatric, Medical industries grow fat over Female bodies, and male ones too, and the crime of pressuring youth to transition that do not conform, when 80% or more of them if left alone would come out Lesbian or Gay, we will NO LONGER be silenced, or tolerate violence against us. We ask that YOU as Dyke Sisters hear us, with our NAME in your Organization. We will NOT be battered anymore by the GBT, or organizations that no longer represent us.

                                                       -In Sisterhood,
                                                   
FEISTYAmazon/ M.A

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

90,000 Years back..that seamless Menstrual Blood Mystery Threadol

This makes the human Female unique, emerging from the animal estrus cycle to the human Female menstrual cycle. Our common Female ancestor can be traced back 90, 000 years. Compared to males we are biologically complex creatures...
         

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Guest Post: Experience at 2018 SF Dyke March by Anonymous Dyke

I marched with 11 women in the San Francisco Dyke March Saturday night (June 23rd). It was a terrible experience. Worse than I was expecting. We got harassed and bullied from the very beginning because of the signs some of us were carrying. Three of my friends got pushed down and had their signs torn up and taken away. But we all kept marching the full length of the march. A sizable crowd followed us and chanted like a mob and surrounded us: Transphobes gotta go! It was pretty awful and we had to get the police for protection. We were totallly non-violent! We were representing lesbian voices and visibility. The hate on these mostly young people's faces -- both men and women-- was frightening. One of my friends got knocked down three times and she kept getting up and carrying her sign even though by the end of the March it was in shreds. Her sign said Biology is not Bigotry. And the other sign said You cannot silence me with violence. She was a true Amazon Warrior and kept marching. The rest of us tried to protect her including her partner who also got knocked down and whose sign got taken away. We finally got the police but they were fairly clueless and at first they thought we were the instigators. One of my friends almost got arrested because the mob tried to paint us as the aggressors. Oh San Francisco -- you used to be such a great place. You kind of suck now. Too much hate. There is a large segment of the trans advocates community who really hate feminist lesbians. They also hate freedom of speech, and their response is one of crushing free speech, as we witnessed, and we're seeing this over and over again not just yesterday. They block free discussion of ideas. For those of us who still believe in democratic expression of ideas-- it's time to step up and make your voices heard now! -Anonymous Dyke

Sunday, June 3, 2018

In Response to the Llewelyn article " Why is Queer Magic So Powerful?"

Well being a Lesbian who practices Lesbian magic ever since the Dyke Witches brought me out, I could tell you two reasons why: our energy is NOT tied up in procreation, that is no. 1

No. 2 is the gynomorphic field of pure Female energy, as womanfested particularly at Michfest, which was an INTENSELY MAGICAL and freeing Amazon Nation, 75 to 90% Lesbian. The Goddess is absolutely centered on that Land and a Goddess statue 30 ft tall erected every year for the 3 months womyn inhabited the Land building the Festival each year, the Festival itself then taking it down.

It simply was the most powerful magical affirming place for me as a matriarchal DykeAmazon Warrior/Witch that goes beyond words. Magic was present there everyday, constant drumming the heartbeat of the Land and all manner of ritual...Lesbian Magic fueled it all...it was the most explosive colorful example of Female creativity I have ever witnessed and this was before Burning Man.

One of the most magical.moments for me was the 400 strong Womyns Spiral Dance in 2015. I have been to large womyns rituals, but THAT was the largest I had EVER been to, we took over an entire meadow.

There were other workshops, experiences, and the final night of performances with 1000 womyn strong there in the Acoustic Bowl, which was literally one long beautiful immensely powerful ritual where true DykeAmazon Magic was done that went beyond words, between the gifted singers, Amazons and Priestesses.
Talk about POWERFUL Matriarchal Dyke Magic, that was it, and I was blessed to be part of that Sacred Amazon Tribal Gathering. NEVER have I been so affirmed on EVERY Level as a Dyke, and as a Female as I was at Michfest. Or experienced so many powerful Mysteries packed into a single week. There I was free.

DYKE

Dyke is NOT a term open to bisexuals as Dykes do NOT fuck men. Dykes are LESBIANS. There is no part of Lesbianism or Dyke Being that includes ongoing sexual contact with men.

Bisexuals have the terms queer and pansexual they can add to their repertoire, NOT DYKE.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

ON BEING LESBIAN, IT'S AN ENTIRE WORLDVIEW!!!

For me, being a Lesbian is an entire Worldview and Way of Being, and it is completely revolutionary by putting womyn first and foremost in our lives on ALL these levels: sexually, emotionally, intellectually, psychically and spiritually. I worship at the Yoni/Vulva of my choice including my own!! Lesbianism is completely freeing for me, as well as sexually empowering. Lesbianism is an erotic designation; but a spiritual designation also....because for me my Sexuality and Spirituality are One.