February 23, 2017
This post is the second in a series of essays on sex, gender, and sexuality. The first is available here. I have written about lesbian erasure because I refuse to be rendered invisible. By raising my voice in dissent, I seek to offer both a degree of recognition to other lesbian women and active resistance to any political framework – het or queer – that insists lesbians are a dying breed. If women loving and prioritising other women is a threat to your politics, I can guarantee you are a part of the problem and not the solution.
Dedicated to SJ, who makes me proud to be a lesbian. Your kindness brightens my world.
Lesbian is once more a contested category. The most literal definition of lesbian – a homosexual woman – is subject to fresh controversy. This lesbophobia does not stem from social conservatism, but manifests within the…
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December 31, 2016
Have a look at this.
The festering boil of man-loving female “Queers” who have battered and destroyed Lesbian Spaces, Lesbian Culture, and Lesbian Lives for the last 20 some years erupted in a stream of foul puss this week in response to the hiring of an actual Lesbian editor to run the ostensibly Lesbian-centric website AfterEllen.
The site had been destroyed by a cluster of hetero “queer” women writers and a commentariat empowered by fired former editor, the awful Trish Bendix, who believes homosexuality is oppressive to those who engage in heterosexuality, that women oppress men by declining to socialize with them, and that lesbian speech, the lesbian politic, and unique lesbian culture should be censored by any means necessary.
Their goal? To suppress lesbian-specific content and community and drive lesbians and lesbian culture out of public life. Their motive? Colonization and sexual exploitation of women. Their tactic? The same suppressive techniques utilized by heterosexual “queers” (and many gay men) across the “LGBT”: Silencing, censorship, slurs, violence, economic marginalization, coercion, shaming, harassment, and domination by their sheer numbers and proximity to/membership-in male power structures and authority: political, financial, social, technological, et al.
In the pathetic case of the specific tumor attached to the AfterEllen website, how this played out was a constant and repeated mashing of the report/censor button on any woman who expressed a homosexual point of view (or even reference to the female sex as a discrete human characteristic) followed by a bunch of yelling about men’s feelings, using slurs, shaming, and inevitable censorship and ban by the hetero “queer” Trish Bendix moderation team.
The problem is, lesbians kept showing up, assuming the site was lesbian centric. “AfterEllen” referred to Ellen Degeneres of course, the massive dyke and queen of the universe who threw her mainstream media career and life’s work on the pyre of lesbophobia for the benefit of us all and was the only high profile homosexual to ever do so at the time. What latecomers didn’t realize is that the Trish Bendix crew was running the site as a massive peen re-education project, and that “After Ellen” was meant to be “After Ellen” as in, “after lesbians like her are eliminated”.
The “Queer” heteroflexible women and porn-sick male autogynephiles that comprised Trish Bendix’s lesbian re-education camp at AfterEllen have always been with us. They were the gruesome straight couple at the dyke bar on the weekend looking for a threesome among the female homosexuals, searching for the swinging “lipstick lesbian” of their dreams. They were the creepy straight guy sitting in a corner in masturbation prelude, gazing at us, alone, because he could. These were the heterosexual feeders nipping at the edges, the closet kinksters, who looked for a sexual “degeneracy” of their own imagining (or in some cases merely the most slight and banal flexibility of what the kids today call heteronormativity) that excited them in our spaces. They were the tourists.
Gay liberation created the hetero-queer.
Generations of homosexual community, culture, camp, dykery, humor, love, fellowship and PRIDE in the face of life-destroying lesbophobia and homophobia- including an entire generation of gay men who were allowed to die needlessly in a mass death in the most hideous pandemic imaginable- and countless gay women whose lives were ground into dust by heterosexual men and the women who love them- paid the price for the measure of “acceptance” we now have as long as we try to blend in and keep our mouths shut. What human rights we now have (in some cultures) literally rests on the bones of martyrs.
Something else resting upon the bones of our martyrs are the masses of hetero “queers” who never did anything but colonize our movement with their sheer numbers and their heterosexual male power. They created no historical movement, because what they were doing wasn’t worth paying a price and they had no political goals. There is no “Queer” movement because they have no absence of rights. They are not oppressed because they represent the powers that be: heterosexual men.
There is no Bisexual Women’s Rights movement because there is no such thing as “biphobia”, and there is no unique Bisexual Women’s Culture because 87% of them are married to men and heteroflexibility is pretty much fine with everyone (men) since forever. Any female “queer” movement is solely occupied with colonizing, exploiting and destroying female homosexual spaces while promoting male supremacist sex-roles (“gender”).
Male queers have no historic rights movement because they are heterosexual men and the only thing they do is expand male supremacy over women. There is no hetero queer male politic. Male hetero queer “transwomen” fight tooth and nail (Revlon Red) to oppress women and uphold sexism, because they enjoy it. Control of the lower caste is their birthright and occupying that caste for their pleasure is an alpha man’s prerogative. Play along or you’ll dishonor him and make him suicide or KILL YOU. So sexay mah laydeesuit! U must affirm meh!! It’s mah Privilege!!
So now, according to “Queer Women” Heather Hogan, Trish Bendix, and Elaine Atwell: Lesbians are neo-Nazis and men (and-the-women-who-love-them) are the Jews. Lesbophobia is a word lesbians use in order to commit genocide. Lesbian Spaces and Culture exist to exterminate the men and man-loving women who demand access to us. Or something.