Good for you for reprinting the article for all to see. So
many Lesbians(and some gay men) are seeing the backlash by trans
censorship and rewriting of BOTH our Lesbian and Gay history. I do not
buy that a bio male is a "Lesbian". For YEARS he had privileges as a
man, and sexist attitudes towards the women he dated, lived with or
married, that when he transitions to 'female' comes INTO the Lesbian
community expecting us to a) recognize him AS a woman, when most do not
pass in any way, shape or form
b) some still retain penises and us
Lesbians should just 'get over it' a la 'The Cotton Ceiling' debate. We
are FEMALE HOMOSEXUALS, as such, our love and lust is reserved for
female bodies, minds, spirits....but especially Female bodies.
amount of external appearance can change that, or the potential fear an
MTF might still retain a penis, and many still retain assumptions of
their former male privilege, thinking we will give in to them if they
are forceful enough.
Here is an article that addresses the
difference between the Gay/Lesbian movement and Lesbians and Gays vs
Trans interests. We are different communities. YOu just don't 'get over'
the biological sex you come from...it is a lie.
have heard gay men complain to me in the same manner, as many, many of us Lesbians feel
completely coopted by the trans movement, and both MTF's and FTM's who
INSIST in being in all our women's and Lesbian spaces, while also having
some of their own.Now the gay men are understanding somewhat what us Lesbians have had to deal with MTF cooptation all these years, when FTM's, most who do not fully transition either, are now crashing the gay male community. An FTM with a 'bonus hole' who engages in sex with a male, who enters that hole with his penis, is in effect indulging in HETEROSEXUAL sex, as that FTM can then be impregnated. MTF's and FTM's have garnered the sympathy of the bisexual community and both have stormed the barn on those of us who are exclusively homosexual, pressuring us to basically have a large pansexual community to accomodate ALL of them.
Our issues are different and our needs are
different. Sometimes gay men want to be with other bio gay males
sexually or socially. And often many of us Dykes want to be with bio
women, Lesbian or otherwise, we share a girlhood in common, similar
outlooks, puberty, fear of impregnation, and many, many other things
that no MTF will ever understand. And FTM's should take responsibility and leave instead of undermine our communities to accomodate their new found 'male' status.
And it saddens MANY of us Dyke
Butches to see more and more young women shamed of their female bodies,
pressured by their peers, to identify as male, and go down the whole
'male identifying, hormone, surgery' route, as our strong Lesbian
communities and spaces and businesses and bookstores have declined much
of it due to trans infiltration and cooptation, the trans community has
risen AT OUR EXPENSE and on the backs of our young Butches, convincing
them for their freedom, if ONLY they identified as male, they truly
could be free, and must be 'born in the wrong body', instead of a
society that still DOES NOT accept Butch Dyke Women and effeminate Gay
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