When Is a Lesbian Not a Lesbian?

Bev Jo

Recognizing who is actually a Lesbian and who is an imposter is crucial for us, our Lesbian communities, relationships, and sanity. Lesbians are harmed by women who choose to not be Lesbians yet pretend to be us in order to use us. If we recognize them, we can protect ourselves.

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Part Two — Lesbians: “Born this Way” or Making a Choice of Pride?

Part Two

Lesbians:

“Born this Way” or Making a Choice of Pride?

Bev Jo

Once upon a time, not that long ago, women and certainly Lesbians knew the difference between females and males. But too many Lesbians gave up or never seemed to learn the common sense that was an essential part of Lesbian Feminism. Lesbians had fought against the trans cult for decades, until finally most seemed to have given in to the lies. (Rape and mutilation and death threats, ridicule and insults, as well as peer pressure to obey male rules, do have an effect.)

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Sonia Johnson and Why Lesbians Should Stop Worshipping Women Who Hate Us

             Sonia Johnson and Why Lesbians Should Stop

                        Worshipping Women Who Hate Us

                                                                                    Bev Jo

Friends have asked why I bothered writing about Sonia Johnson, and the reason is that she is a perfect example of a Lesbian-hating woman who got into a power position in our Radical Lesbian Feminist community. She is still influential, but, more importantly, she follows a pattern that we need to recognize for our own safety, as individuals and communities. I want us to be prepared to recognize how and why such women hate us, and what we can do about it.

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Lesbians: “Born this Way” or Making a Choice of Pride?

                                      Lesbians:

“Born this Way” or Making a Choice of Pride?

                                         Bev Jo

Both. Of course loving other females feels natural to us because it is. And of course we are naturally born to love our own kind passionately. Almost all women felt that love and attraction as girls for other girls. But those in power, including girls’ mothers and other women, try their hardest to stamp out and trivialize these “crushes.” I didn’t keep quiet about how much I loved a girl and my mother said “You’re in love with that girl!” She didn’t discourage me, but other women noticed and said “She has it bad.” And my 16 year old cousin told my mother to keep the older girl I was in love with away from me. (So never tell us that girls didn’t know about Lesbians when we were growing up. That was 1962.)

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“Transgender” Simplified by Bev Jo

“Transgender” Simplified

Bev Jo

Did we ever think we would be in Lesbian communities where heterosexual men have succeeded in getting Lesbians to name-call and even physically attack other Lesbians for saying “no” to the men?

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Slander (is the weapon of cowards)

Slander
(is the weapon of cowards)

Bev Jo

I’ve seen some bizarre speculations about me online where I can’t answer, so I’d like to say, instead of slandering me, why not just ask me if something you’re read or heard is true?

Lying is one of the most powerful as well as easiest and laziest ways to destroy individual women and Lesbian and Feminist communities and movements.

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The Mystery of Classism, Part II,

          The Mystery of Classism

                                      Part II

                                       Bev Jo

(Part I:  https://bevjoradicallesbian.wordpress.com/2017/08/27/classism/)

Class is about survival – about whether we have a place to live or are homeless, have health care or don’t, have enough food to survive, have safety (as much is possible in patriarchy, but those with more money can be immeasurably safer than those who are class-oppressed), have peace of mind versus a lifetime of stress and worry, and, literally, about who will live and who will die. It’s about how much opportunity to be able to do what we want and not just what we need, and have access to what makes life worth living. Class is also about being treated as an equal or superior.
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