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Offline Julesô

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Re: Lesbian Erasure
« Reply #195 on: Jun 04, 2018, 12:11:54 PM »
I've had my say so I'm off now  - back to GB obscurity.  :)

Massive thanks to Blythe for starting this thread- it needed saying, and its heartening to see other women prepared to stand up and say "this is wrong". 

I'll leave you with one question:

Do you think men - gay or straight - are having to concern themselves with discussing transmen like we are with transwomen?

As I see it, its women who - as always -  are expected to do the accepting/making room/validating.

Offline Lust for Life

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Re: Lesbian Erasure
« Reply #196 on: Jun 04, 2018, 12:29:47 PM »
If you're not against the patriarchy, you're supporting it.

Not all women are feminists.

Not all mtf transpeople are feminists.

Not all lesbians are feminists either, but of those three groups, I suspect the percentage of feminists among lesbians may be the highest.

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Re: Lesbian Erasure
« Reply #197 on: Jun 04, 2018, 08:24:39 PM »
No, iím pretty much 100% sure that men arenít having to concern themselves with discussing trans men in this way.

Today was an unusual day as four random men in London went out of their way to be polite to me. Perhaps I should derail any woman who wants to discuss sexism and male violence:

Not all men are like that.
But women can be violent too.
Youíre a bad person for saying men can be violent because youíre hurting their feelings.
Donít you have any men in your life you care about? What would they think of what youíre saying?
Are you sure it was actually sexism?
Are you sure you know your own mind? Perhaps youíre confused.
Men feel scared too when they walk down the street.
The biggest killer of young men is suicide.
I think youíre worrying about something that wonít actually happen much.
Perhaps youíre over reacting.
Perhaps youíre imagining things.
Perhaps youíre the abuser.
Perhaps youíre crazy.
Maybe if I talk about unrelated and confusing illogical nonsense for long enough youíll forget what you were saying.

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Re: Lesbian Erasure
« Reply #198 on: Jun 04, 2018, 10:59:15 PM »
^Classic gaslighting.

I have the idea of the words Lesbian Erasure but a giant T shaped rubber is erasing part of the word lesbian out ... I can see it in my head but don't know if I can draw it.

Great idea! Ship of Fools or A Little Respect?

Offline Blythe

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Re: Lesbian Erasure
« Reply #199 on: Jun 04, 2018, 11:37:46 PM »
Respect. I think..
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