Lesbianism is under attack like no time ever in history. We are attacked for being same sex attracted by the heterosexual communities. We are attacked by LGBTQ communities, because we won’t have sex willingly with trans women.
We are also under attack from bisexual women who are already in our community by stealth, claiming lesbianhood on the back of radical feminism and compulsory heterosexuality. This undermines our purity, our culture and our heritage and takes Lesbian spaces away from us.
I have lesbian friends who’s lives and hearts have been broken by these faux-lesbians with counterfeit identities, who then return to men’s beds, or come out with lesophobic platitudes that injure lesbian psyche.
They are desperate to “have sex” with real lesbians, so they can cross it off their bucket-lists and then move-on to their next item on it. They objectify lesbians which is predatory and unhealthy and something that men do to us. This causes untold personal damage to an already marginalised and vulnerable group in society.
Lesbians need allies, but we don’t need allies that try to take over our communities and colonise it by proclaiming they too are “lesbians”, when they are clearly not. It doesn’t work like that.
I know many bisexual women who do not do this to a community they are purporting to support. I respect and admire these women and I am proud to call them “sisters”. They are honest and genuine and not playing identity politics or trying to have a sexual experience to validate their new coveted sexuality. Transwomen try to do this to us also.
Heterosexual women also don’t do this to the lesbian community. Again, I have a lot of time for these women because they don’t have a hidden agenda. I am proud to call them “sisters” also.
Becoming a radical feminist is a political act and a process, but one isn’t compelled to change one’s sexuality too. I think that this is where things have become confused for these women. I think that they feel unless they identify AS “ lesbians”, they won’t be respected because being merely political isn’t enough. This is so far from the truth.
I, for one am devastated and threatened by the dilution of lesbianism recently, by these women, who look down their noses at lesbians and our unique exclusivity to other lesbians.
Bisexual does not mean lesbian and lesbian does not mean bisexual.
I may sound like a militant lesbian separatist, which I do not think is a bad thing under these circumstances. Our community is being attacked and we are at war.
I seek to preserve lesbianism and stop it being attacked, eroded and diluted, both from inside and outside the community.