Category Archives: Additional Radical Lesbian Feminist writings

When Is a Lesbian Not a Lesbian?

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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                                                                     … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Introduction to Dykes-Loving-Dykes: Dyke Separatist Politics, 25 years update

  Dykes-Loving-Dykes: Dyke Separatist Politics Bev Jo, Linda Strega, Ruston 1990 – 2015 Why We Wrote This Book I’ve put our entire updated book at the heading of my blog, so all the chapters can easily be seen and linked to, … Continue reading

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Chapter Two: Heterosexuality/Selling Out Is Not Compulsory

                                                  Chapter Two How Patriarchy Uses Heterosexual and Bisexual Women against Lesbians           … Continue reading

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Chapter Three — Heterosexism Among Lesbians Is Lesbian-hating

                                                              Chapter Three               … Continue reading

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Chapter Four — 2015 Update, 25 Years Later — SUPPORTING BUTCHES SUPPORTS ALL LESBIANS

 Chapter Four 2015 Update, 25 Years Later SUPPORTING BUTCHES SUPPORTS ALL LESBIANS  Bev Jo (My update is the introduction for our edited original chapter on Butch oppression,  BUTCH-HATRED IS LESBIAN-HATRED, published in 1990. That three-part chapter follows this section.) We … Continue reading

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Chapter Five — Lesbians for Lesbians — Dyke Separatism

Chapter Five  Lesbians for Lesbians                                    Dyke Separatism Means Loving Dykes                           … Continue reading

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Chapter Six: Kink = Leather = S/M = BDSM — It’s All Still Sadism and Masochism

 Kink = Leather = S/M = BDSM — It’s All Still Sadism and Masochism Bev Jo (This is an update of our chapter against sado-masochism from our book, Dykes-Loving-Dykes, which I co-wrote with Linda Strega and Ruston, and which we published … Continue reading

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Chapter Seven: Motherhood: The Ultimate Feminine Role

Chapter Seven:  Motherhood: The Ultimate Feminine Role Bev Jo Linda Strega Ruston (Originally published in 1990, I, Bev, have updated this to share online.) Radical Feminism is about questioning everything we are taught is sacred and unquestionable in patriarchy, from … Continue reading

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Chapter Eight — PATRIARCHY IS ONE BIG UNHAPPY FAMILY

                                               Chapter Eight                  PATRIARCHY IS ONE BIG UNHAPPY FAMILY   … Continue reading

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Chapter Nine — Hidden Disability by Bev Jo and Linda Strega

 Chapter Nine   Hidden Disability by Bev Jo and Linda Strega Part 1 OPPRESSION IS SICKENING                                                   … Continue reading

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Chapter Ten IF LOOKS COULD KILL Looksism: The Most Personal Oppression Bev Jo Men teach us that there are intrinsic standards of beauty (“aesthetics”) that apply to people, but these standards are political and manipulated, and aren’t an innate part of … Continue reading

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Please, if You Love Lesbians and Other Females, Think About This….

This is an update to previous work at my blog. Part One should fit onto one double-sided leaflet for distributing and sharing. Part Two is an explanation of the brief questions and comments in Part One, with many links to … Continue reading

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DEFINING LESBIANS OUT OF EXISTENCE — “TRANSWOMEN” ARE SIMPLY MEN (And over 80% don’t even have surgery)

DEFINING LESBIANS OUT OF EXISTENCE    Bev Jo                                                                 … Continue reading

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“Transmen Are Still Women” — part 2 of The Pretenders — Defining Lesbians Out of Existence

Defining Lesbians Out of Existence PART TWO Better to Be Anything than a Lesbian: “Transmen” Are Still Women Shouldn’t anyone be able to do what they want? Too many women seem to have lost touch with reality in this liberal/right … Continue reading

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CLASSISM

CLASSISM Bev Jo Class is a subject we are forbidden to talk or even think about. It’s like a big dirty secret in our US culture, and the punishment is severe for breaking the rules of silence and obedience.  That’s … Continue reading

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A CHANCE TO SURVIVE CANCER — Doctors Are Not God

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A CHANCE TO SURVIVE CANCER Doctors Are Not God   Bev Jo I am dedicating this to my best friend, who has inspired women with her choices in  dealing with cancer. She had three unrelated cancers, starting in 1993,  for … Continue reading

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Ageism – A Radical Lesbian Feminist Perspective

Ageism A Radical Lesbian Feminist Perspective  Bev Jo This article is updated, 5 years later, 2017…. A good way to not “other” or marginalize women is to not call them something you would never want to be called. In terms … Continue reading

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Progress Versus Cooptation in the Radical Feminist Movement

 Progress Versus Cooptation  in the Radical Feminist Movement Bev Jo One of the saddest things to me has been the altering and re-writing of the history our magnificent Radical Feminist and Lesbian Feminist movement of the Seventies. Entirely new words have … Continue reading

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The Big Sell-Out: Lesbian Femininity by Linda Strega

This guest post by Linda Strega is a revised version of her original article, which became Part 2 of Chaper 4 in our book, Dykes-Loving-Dykes. The Big Sell-Out: Lesbian Femininity Linda Strega The original version of this article was published … Continue reading

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Defending Our Lesbian Lives and History from Male Erasure

Thanks to Gallus Mag, our champion in defending Lesbian and female identity and history GenderTrender Defending Our Lesbian Lives and History from  Male Erasure Bev Jo This was originally posted at GenderTrender, but after 8 years, that site, essential in protecting … Continue reading

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THE PARASITIZING AND GUTTING OF RADICAL FEMINISM

THE PARASITIZING AND GUTTING OF RADICAL FEMINISM Bev Jo Too many women and girls are put off Radical Feminism because of the bland, vague politics that masquerade as Radical Feminism. Too many have been personally insulted by false “leaders” of … Continue reading

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Guest Post — A Black Butch Speaks: Addressing Female Oppression by Pippa Fleming

A Black Butch Speaks: Addressing Female Oppression Guest Post by Pippa Fleming I’ve been holding silence for quite some time but now it’s time for me to speak. When a Black child presents with signs of internalized racism, we want to … Continue reading

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Please Stop Butch-hatred: Critique of the Lesbian Butch: Hope of the Planet by Carolyn Gage

Please Stop Butch-hatred: Critique of the Lesbian Butch: Hope of the Planet by Carolyn Gage April 27, 2011 by Valerie M This is a collaborative post by Bev Jo and Valerie M.  From Val: The erasure of Butches in the Lesbian … Continue reading

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Halloween Poems

                 HALLOWEEN TRIO                       I   Sometimes when I remember the car accident, The screeching of tires, the impact, The aftermath, I wonder if we did die that sunny autumn day, But our ghosts were not ready to accept that … Continue reading

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Love Poems by Bev Jo

Her Eyes… I had never seen anything like this before… Her eyes slide to the side as passion moves her, Our hearts beating in synch, our breathing matched. I do know what to do. I always have. How slow to … Continue reading

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