Uhh, just in 1942? I’m pretty sure this is still the case…
If you’re against feminism as a movement because of it’s tendencies to exclude trans* women and WOC, that’s totally legitimate.
But if you’re against it because you think it’s wrong to focus on women’s equality because it “ignores the men” then you let me come live in your universe where men are in need of having their rights protected because I’d like to see that shit.
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i was a bullied, harassed, and abused high school student who faced expulsion for writing and distributing feminist zines in high school. i ended up taking college courses to complete my diploma. fuck yea i was mean - the shit i faced as a teenager was pretty fucked up as a poverty-level queer outcast with a single parent and a survivor of sexual abuse and attacks. i’m still mean. anon can get over it. in the wise words of mariah carey: i’m a press conference, they’re a conversation! i’m not sorry that i’m not a nice, palatable person. doesn’t mean i can’t still be a GOOD person. anon should read some books on feminism - particularly bitch culture/cool culture, as i’ve been dealing with people thinking im a bitch for being outspoken and choosey since, well, childhood.
ps. i don’t identity as a “girl” - i prefer person. :)
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deviantfemme replied to your post: Lesbian club is another name for a lesbian bar. I…Do you believe there should ever be queer only spaces, though? Obviously don’t agree with the article, but I can understand people wanting spaces just for queer people.
of course I believe in queer only spaces. but that’s not actually the argument here. The argument here is that you can look at someone and know their sexuality, and can police spaces this way.
I think it would be a different story if a lesbian bar/club was a “respect the space” kind of place. My envisioning, and I’m going to assume people will disagree with me here, is that rather than an exclusive space they are safe places for lesbians to be themselves, meet other lesbians, or not have to censor themselves in ways they may have to in other public theatres.
Interested in how we might designate and advertize a “respect the space” kind of queer environment.
So here my real thoughts on this whole issue.
We demonize femininity (and assume that this means straight women) because it’s easy. Society as a whole views women (and feminine women in particular) as lower/weaker/more annoying/etc. So when lesbians say “ugh straight girls” they are playing into a culture that ALREADY pits women against each other.
Instead of bemoaning the girls in dresses that dare to come into your bar, maybe you should be criticizing the straight men who pray on us wherever we go, straight bar or gay bar. Maybe you should be talking to your lesbian community members that grab my ass or tell me I have to sleep with them to prove my queerness. Maybe you should talk to the gay men who think it’s fine to touch my tits since they don’t like women.
Honestly - straight women in the gay club are probably the least harmful part of the whole experience.
I would much rather have a bar full of straight women than full of the trans misogynistic womyn-born-womyn assholes that think their clit and their short hair makes them fucking experts on queerness.
A+. Patriarchy and misogyny are the real threats to the safety and lives of queer people.