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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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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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Lesbianism Is Revolution by Bev Jo

Lesbianism Is Revolution Bev Jo When I found the Lesbian Feminist community in 1970, I felt I’d come home. I had been searching my entire life, from my earliest memories of loving other girls and fantasizing about being in a … 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 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 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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Radical Feminism Is Real Feminism by Bev Jo

Radical Feminism Is Real Feminism Bev Jo Part 1 We shouldn’t even have to call our culture and politics “Radical Feminism” when it once was simply feminism.  Real Feminism.

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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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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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