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.