Tag Archives: Radical Feminism

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

Posted in Additional Radical Lesbian Feminist writings, Lesbian Separatist politics, Radical Lesbian Feminism, Radical Lesbian Feminist politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Additional Radical Lesbian Feminist writings, Dykes-Loving-Dykes: Dyke Separatist Politics, Our book 25 years later with extensive additions, Lesbian Separatist politics, Radical Lesbian Feminism, Radical Lesbian Feminist politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Additional Radical Lesbian Feminist writings, Lesbian Separatist politics, Radical Lesbian Feminism, Radical Lesbian Feminist politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

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

Posted in Additional Radical Lesbian Feminist writings, Lesbian Separatist politics, Radical Lesbian Feminism, Radical Lesbian Feminist politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

“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?

Posted in Additional Radical Lesbian Feminist writings, Dykes-Loving-Dykes: Dyke Separatist Politics, Our book 25 years later with extensive additions, Lesbian Separatist politics, Radical Lesbian Feminism, Radical Lesbian Feminist politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Additional Radical Lesbian Feminist writings, Dykes-Loving-Dykes: Dyke Separatist Politics, Our book 25 years later with extensive additions, Lesbian Separatist politics, Radical Lesbian Feminism, Radical Lesbian Feminist politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Dykes-Loving-Dykes: Dyke Separatist Politics, Our book 25 years later with extensive additions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Additional Radical Lesbian Feminist writings | Tagged , , , , , | 53 Comments

Chapter Eight — PATRIARCHY IS ONE BIG UNHAPPY FAMILY

                                               Chapter Eight                  PATRIARCHY IS ONE BIG UNHAPPY FAMILY   … Continue reading

Posted in Additional Radical Lesbian Feminist writings | Tagged , , , , , , | 17 Comments

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

Posted in Additional Radical Lesbian Feminist writings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 179 Comments

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

Posted in Additional Radical Lesbian Feminist writings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

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.

Posted in Dykes-Loving-Dykes: Dyke Separatist Politics, Our book 25 years later with extensive additions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Additional Radical Lesbian Feminist writings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 44 Comments

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

Posted in Additional Radical Lesbian Feminist writings | Tagged , , , , | 63 Comments

Lifelong Lesbian — Always a Lesbian

   LIFELONG LESBIAN — ALWAYS A LESBIAN Bev Jo (I’ve updated and combined these two articles, which are similar to my chapter in our book.) Our Lesbian history is being erased and re-written. I’m seeing Lesbians who weren’t even born … Continue reading

Posted in Additional Radical Lesbian Feminist writings | Tagged , , , , , , , | 70 Comments