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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! I am on my mobile version of the door-to-door, going town-to-town holding readings/gatherings/discussions of my book "But What Can I Do?" This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels since 9/11 as I engage in dialogue and actions. It is steaming with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society we want ALL to thrive in

Monday, June 25, 2018

Open Letter to the Lesbian Community

How is this even fuckin possible? What has happened to dykes when the very womyn who fought male violence & bigotry to create & stand for a march & space that honored & revered lesbians, womyn-loving-womyn, at a time when womyn were being raped & murdered for daring to openly love ourselves - not to mention the fierce fighting we did to liberate ALL by smashing sex (now called 'gender') boxes: when these very womyn are attacked, pushed to the pavement, their signs snatched & torn by a transdomination bully mob of 40-50 men & women at said march? 

Okay so you don't believe "Biology is not Bigotry" or you think you have the right to silence the womon carrying the sign "I will not be silenced by violence" or you furiously disagree with "Transitioning children is child abuse". What is it that makes you as violent as the pro-war or white lives matter or pro-fetus folks who also believe in pushing womyn to the ground, tearing signs out of our hands while aiming their road-hog trucks at us? 

& how can the organizers of the dyke march not ensure safety for DYKES??? So busy are they ensuring the fragile egos of male-2-trans folks & their allies are "safe" from the fuckin words & opinions of womyn who have survived DECADES as females & out dykes & womonists/feminists, so busy prioritizing a space where men & their allies won't be challenged with mere words they are willing to sacrifice womyn who fear men will push them to the ground, snatch their signs out of their hands, & then put 'hits' out against them on the internet.

The signs were a little different 40 years ago - i.e. "Man-Boy 'love' is Child Abuse" or "Biology does not determine Ability" or "We will NOT be silenced by your violence" - but what is not different is the same violent brutalizing reactionary attempts at silencing us.

But look out! We are old, which makes us wise not ignorable; we are fierce, which makes us capable; & we are loving, which makes us unbeatable. We are not the enemy, no matter what the backlash to womyn's liberation (i.e. womonism/feminism) spouts. We are your foremothers & the descendents of your foremothers. 

Be very careful: war is a white & male thing; grabbing bats & hitting those who differ from you is a white & male thing; silencing those who you have the power of patriarchy built on racism & sexism over is a white & male thing. 

Choose instead to embrace womyn's values of critical thinking, consciousness raising, cooperation, healthy discourse, honest discussion, & most of all, valuing the sacredness of all life. 

We will NOT be silenced!