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Tranpa bat da.

 

Ezkontza-tranpa bat da.
Babies eta ematen jaiotza-tranpa bat da.
Monogamy tranpa bat da.
Heterosexualitatea tranpa bat da.
Erlijioa tranpa bat da.
“Love” tranpa bat da.
Patriarkatuaren tranpa bat da.
Obedientzia tranpa bat da.
Tradizioa tranpa bat da.
Capitalism tranpa bat da.
Gizartearen eta kulturaren tranpa bat dira.

Kultura guztietan emakumeak dira patriarkatuaren harrapatuta.

Ezkontza-tranpak mantenduz emakumeak emakume bat gizon bat itsatsita. Zerbitzatzeko kultura gehienak zion bete behar zuen eta. Esklabu bat da. Beste senar bat maltratados du, bada, ezin du lortu da.

Arreta haurtxo hartzen duten emakumeak ez dute denbora bere bizitzan lan egiteko edo gozatzeko. Duten emakumeen dute haurtxo zaindu beharko da, eta ezin du bere etxea edo senarra utzi. Emakume bat bere semea emakume beste mesede dezake. Bera da, beraz, gizonezkoen genero gelditutakoak. Sarri askotan erditzen ahal izango dute beraz, ez da txarra senarra edo etxeko ihes egiten du emakume nekatu. Munduko pertsona gehiegi daude. Erditzen du munduko overpopulated.

Monogamy esan nahi du pertsona bat ezkontide bat bakarrik izan dezake. Normalean ez dira ezkontide hori dibortzioa onartzen. Horrek esan nahi du, emakume bat ezkondu da gizon bat txarra bada, ezin du bere kentzeko. Pertsona bakoitzak baimenduta badago, ezkontidea izatea, eta, ondoren, gizon txarra, alferra, edo berekoia emazte bat eduki dezakete. Monogamy zen indargabetu bada, emakumeak gizarte batean gizon batzuk onak partekatzeko gai izango litzateke. Dute baimenik behar litzateke txarra direnak Abisuari kasu ez egitea.

Heterosexualitatea behartzen emakumeak emakumeen ordez gizonak ezkontzeko. Baina gehienak gizonak dira, berekoia, sexistak, alferra, eta tyrannical. Emakume onartzen bada, beste emakume ezkondu izatea ezkontza izan genuke. Gutxi emakume bat sexu beharko litzateke gizonezkoen haurdun lortu eta gero gizon ezabatzearren. Hau da, gehienak gizonezkoak gehienak emakumeak.

Erlijioen gehienek uste emakumeak gizonak baino okerragoak. Emakumeak dira beren senarrak bete eta seme-alabak izan. Emakumeak dira bekatari eta euren gorputzak dira zikin esan dute. Noiz erlijioa gizonek kontrolatzen da, gizon onuragarria da. Erlijioen dira gehienak, pertsona, gauza txarrak gertatuko horiek onartzeko. Men egin, gauza txarrak emakumeen eta emakumeen Jainkoa pozik egongo dira emakumeak gehiegikeriak onartzen dira.

Pertsonak dira emakumeak gizon bat maite dute zoriontsu izan dute. Emakumeak dira, maite dute, gizon bat bada, bere tratatzeko du atsegin handiz. Emakume bat gizon bat maite badu, ez du axola bere portaera txarra, esan dute. Liburuak eta filmak eta kantak “love”, erromantizismoa, eta ezkontza buruz idatzitako dira. Gizon ezkondu emakume brainwash saiatuko dira.

Patriarkatuaren legeak, erlijioa, gobernu, ekonomia, medikuntza, eta kultura prestazio gizonen mundu osoan sistema da. Zuzenbidea, erlijioa, dirua, gobernuak, medikuak, eta kultura lan elkarrekin gizonen eta emakumeen onura kontrolatzeko.

* Herrialde askotan, legeak mesede gizonezkoek bakarrik. Gizon baten eta emakume baten konpromisoa bera delitua bada, gizon gutxiago zigortuko da. Batzuetan, legeak behartzen emakumeek diru gutxiago onartzeko gizon gisa lan berean lan egiteko. Zenbait herrialdetan, Saudi Arabia bezala, emakumeak ez dira autoak gidatzeko baimena.

* Erlijioen esaten duten emakumeak dira, gizonak baino okerragoak. Ere esaten dute Jainkoak nahi duten emakumeek gizonek bete. Inork ez du ikusi edo entzun ahal izango geroztik, Jainkoa, egiten du Jainkoak esan zuen ezer esan zion nahi dutela itxurak daiteke. (Agian, Jainkoak ez “zuen”. Agian “zuen” da!)

* Gobernuek zigortzea bidegabea arauak errespetatu ez duten emakumeak. Familia-patriarkalak goialdean diktadorea, nekazariek (haur eta emakumeen) behealdean ondoren modelatu dira. Aita edo diktadorea bete beharko dute.

* Medikuak emakume nahiz gizon gisa sendagai berdinak hartu euren gorputzak ezberdinak dira sarritan. Horrek emakumeen enfermo. Gizonezkoa medikuek kontrolatzeko eta arautzeko jaiotza dira, emakumeen boterea jaiotza emateko beldur direlako. Naturaltasun gabekoa izatea eragiten jaiotzak emakumeen eragiten mina. Psikologoen diagnostikatzeko emakumeak “crazy” bezala patriarkatuaren aurka hitz egiten ausartzen dira. Duten emakumezkoak dira beren senarrak jipoitu dira diagnostikatu “hysterical -.”

* Movies eta liburuak erretratatzen deprimitu gisa emakumeak senar bat izan nahi ez badute. Jantziak estilo emakumeek janzten egin emakumeen mugitu eta arnasa zaila. Art ahul eta submissive jo emakumeak erretratatzen ditu. Aldizkariak dira emakume eder gizarteak to maite izan behar dute.

“Emakumea ona da esanekoak,” gehien gizarteetan esan. Hau ez da egia. To gizonezko sartu esklabo bilakatu emakumeen trikimailu saiatzen dira. Obedientzia ez da inoiz gauza ona. Bete norbaiten baldintzarik gabe, gaizkia egin ahal izango duzu aginteaz dute izanez gero.

“Behar du, eta gure kultura ez dira aldatuko, bere tradizioei.” Hau da ergelak. Zer gertatzen da gizarte baten esklabu edo hilketa tradizioa zen? Jarraitu behar pertsona pertsonen eta esklabo propioak hiltzea? “Emakumeak da tradizioa delako bete behar dute.” Hau da gaizkia.

Capitalism egiten aberats jendea aberatsagoa. Pobrerik pobretu egiten du. Aberatsa pertsona gehienek gizonezko dira. Emakumeak dira gehienak pobreak. Capitalism aukera ematen aberatsa gizonek emakume pobreak dirua hartu.

Sociedad egiten emakume ezkongabeak Lotsa sentitzen dute. Sociedad egiten itsusiak emakume lotsarik sentitzen. Asko kultura dira emakumeak dira askatutakoan behar ez bada adostasuna.

Nahi dugu emakumeak askatzeko bada, gauza horiek guztiak aurka borrokatu behar dugu. Ez utzi patriarkatuaren oppress!

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It’s a Trap

Marriage is a trap.
Babies and giving birth is a trap.
Monogamy is a trap.
Heterosexuality is a trap.
Religion is a trap.
“Love” is a trap.
Patriarchy is a trap.
Obedience is a trap.
Tradition is a trap.
Capitalism is a trap.
Society and culture are a trap.

Women in all cultures are trapped by patriarchy.

Marriage traps women by keeping a woman stuck to one man. She must serve and obey him in most cultures. She is a slave. She cannot find another husband if her husband is abusive.

Women who take care of babies do not have time to work or enjoy their lives. Women who have babies must take care of them and cannot leave their house or husband. A woman might favor her son over other women. She is therefore stuck to the male gender. Giving birth too often makes women tired so they cannot escape a bad husband or housework. There are too many people in the world. Giving birth makes the world too crowded.

Monogamy means a person may only have one spouse. They are usually not allowed to divorce that spouse. This means if a woman is married to a bad man, she cannot get rid of him. If every person is allowed to have a spouse, then men who are bad, lazy, or selfish can have a wife. If monogamy was abolished, women would be able to share the few good men in a society. They would be allowed to ignore the bad ones.

Heterosexuality forces women to marry men instead of women. But most men are selfish, sexist, lazy, and tyrannical. If women were allowed to marry other women we would have happier marriages. A few women would have sex with males to get pregnant and then get rid of the men. Isn’t that what they do to us?

Most religions believe women are inferior to men. They tell women to obey their husbands and have children. They say women are sinful and that their bodies are dirty. When religion is controlled by men, it benefits men. Most religions tell people to accept bad things that happen to them. Men do bad things to women and tell women God will be happy if women accept the abuse.

People tell women that if they love a man they will be happy. They tell women that if they love a man, he will treat her kindly. They say that if a woman loves a man, she won’t mind his bad behavior. Books and movies and songs are written about “love”, romance, and marriage. They try to brainwash women into marrying men.

Patriarchy is the worldwide system of law, religion, government, economics, medicine, and culture that benefit men. Law, religion, money, the government, doctors, and culture work together to benefit men and to control women.

*In many countries, the laws benefit only men. If a man and a woman commit the same crime, the man is punished less. Sometimes, the law forces women to accept less money for working at the same job as a man. In some countries, like Saudi Arabia, women are not allowed to drive cars.

*Religions say that women are inferior to men. They also say that God wants women to obey men. Since no one can see or hear God, makes can pretend God said anything they want him to say. (Maybe God isn’t a “he”. Maybe it’s a “she”!)

*Governments punish women who do not obey unfair rules. They are modeled after patriarchal families- the dictator at the top, the peasants (children and women) at the bottom. They must obey the father or dictator.

*Doctors make women take the same medicines as men even though their bodies are often different. This makes women sick. Male doctors control and regulate birth because they are afraid of women’s power to give birth. Unnatural births cause pain for women. Psychologists diagnose women as “crazy” when they dare to speak against patriarchy. Women who are beaten by their husbands are diagnosed as “hysterical.”

*Movies and books portray women as depressed if they do not have a husband. Clothing styles women wear make it hard for women to move and breathe. Art portrays women as weak and submissive. Magazines tell women they must be beautiful to be loved by society.

“The good woman is obedient,” most societies say. This is not true. They are trying to trick women into becoming slaves to males. Obedience is never a good thing. If you obey someone unconditionally, you will do evil if they command you to.

“Our culture must not change its traditions.” This is stupid. What if slavery or murder was the tradition of a society? Should people continue to kill people and own slaves? “Women must obey because it is tradition.” This is evil.

Capitalism makes rich people richer. It makes poor people poorer. Most rich people are male. Most women are poor. Capitalism allows rich men to take money from poor women.

Society makes unmarried women feel ashamed. Society makes ugly women feel ashamed. Many cultures tell women they should be depressed if they do not conform.

If we want to liberate women, we must fight against all these things. Do not let patriarchy oppress you!

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This article will be translated into many different languages.

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What is Radical Feminism?

Radical feminism is a form of feminism which believes patriarchy needs to be dismantled, and that women cannot work inside its system to be free.  Patriarchy is the system some men have put in place for the benefit of all men, and it includes the legal system, medical system, media, and religions.

 

Radical feminism does not believe patriarchy hurts men as much as it hurts women, just as racism didn’t hurt whites as much as blacks.  That’s why it’s called bigotry- because it’s unfair.  That’s the point.  It’s not about achieving equality with men under the current system (which is patriarchy and is SET UP so men win).  It’s about dismantling it and preserving the happiness of innocent people.   This is why “equality” never works, because misogynistic men’s intent is not to rig the game to get more money, power, etc, and then they’ll be happy, but to attack women; the system is just a tool of that intent.  “Equality” never works because it’s a war, not a race.

 

 
I want to suggest to you that a commitment to sexual equality with males, that is, to uniform character as of motion or surface, is a commitment to becoming the rich instead of the poor, the rapist instead of the raped, the murderer instead of the murdered.  I want to ask you to make a different commitment – a commitment to the abolition of poverty, rape and murder; that is, a commitment to ending the system of oppression called patriarchy; to ending the male sexual model itself.”
-Andrea Dworkin “Our Blood”.

In other words, neither men nor women should obey the system.

 

 

 

Radical feminism doesn’t believe bad men “don’t know better”, “suffer under” their own bigotry, or “need to be educated”.  It believes misogynists know exactly what they’re doing when they hurt or discriminate against women and that they use our idiocy (our willingness to think they don’t know any better) to get away with it.   Does a man who kicks his wife because she won’t have sex with him really need to be “educated”, or do you think he already knows kicking ANY person is wrong?  Bullies in any corner of society know exactly what harm they’re doing, and this is why they do it.   The point is to hurt.

 

 

Radical feminism doesn’t believe PIV (penis-inside-vagina) sex is the only way to have sex, or that it should be the default definition of “sex”.  PIV sex is male centric, since during PIV the penis often gets more pleasure than the clitoris (though everyone is an individual and we all have differences among our bodies).  PIV is not necessary for pregnancy, which can be caused by sperm swimming up the vagina from being deposited on the outside (and pregnancy is not the only reason for sex).  The media, doctors, gynecologists, and art portray PIV as the most natural and normal type of sex because it is usually more pleasurable for men, and try to “fix” women who don’t like it (“vaginismus”, etc).
PIV can cause cervical cancer, dryness, soreness, and pain.  It’s the kind of activity that is best done in moderation, if at all.  PIV- the act itself- is more likely to cause pain for the woman than for the man.  Patriarchy, therefore, supports PIV as the “normal” way to have sex, and theorizes that women are the “weaker” and more vulnerable sex because they can be more easily hurt by intercourse than men.  But suppose a woman slammed her clitoris and labia against a man’s testicles- that would hurt.  Yet we don’t hear society calling that act “normal” sex, because the man would be getting hurt in that case.
PIV is often used by domineering or misogynistic men to get women to bond with them- such close contact creates feelings, and if the intercourse is harsh enough, she may have a mild sort of “trauma bond” with the male.  Since society and the media tell women giving men PIV is something that should “liberate” them, or that they should get used to if they want a “normal sex life”, society/the media acts like a sexual predator, coercing women into doing things they might otherwise not want to.

 

Sex-positivism is the idea that having more sex and more kinds of sex is the key to liberation, especially having more sex with men.  It’s not.  What’s liberating about having sex with men?  We’re already expected to do that!  What’s revolutionary about BDSM or sadomasochism?  There’s always been an undercurrent of that in society (sometimes it becomes more mainstream than at other times), and isn’t sex the way masculinity and patriarchy conceive of it already painful and violent?  “Liberating” events like SlutWalk make good points, such as women who are sexually active should not be judged more than men.  But the movements fail to address whether sexual liberation is good for women or not.  For example, surely a woman has as much right to cut herself on the arm as men do, and not be judged for it…but is it good for her to do so?  No.

 

Liberal feminism thinks the way to free women is to teach them to act the way patriarchal or “masculine” men act.  For example, to dominate others, to give up everyday life in search of happiness in the business world, to be less in tune with their bodies and minds, etc.  It’s the equivalent of telling black people in 1840 that the key to being free is to enslave others and start their own plantation.  We don’t want expedient, materialistic success; we want to be treated and thought of as human beings.  Liberal feminism also has a “pick your battles” attitude about the women’s movement, often calling some issue “too small” or “non-issues”, which is a tactic the patriarchy uses to silence complaints.  Who’s to decide which issues are “too small”?  If someone’s bothered by something, it needs to be addressed!
Liberal feminism believes men who hate women truly don’t know what they’re doing and if we just pick up a textbook and a dictionary and educate them, they’ll say, “Oh, okay.  I never realized that before!  I’ll stop using women as sperm dumpsters.”  Men already know women don’t like to be treated like shit, and that it’s wrong to treat someone a certain way because of something other than their personal characteristics.  The horrible things they do to women are things they know are wrong to do to everybody, like lying, insulting, victim-blaming, and assaulting. We’re supposed to believe men know it’s wrong to do those things to 100% of people, then suddenly forget that it’s wrong to do them to some people five minutes later.  Sorry.  Not buying it.
The solution liberal feminists have to the patriarchy problem is for women to find individual happiness or escape from it as individuals- i.e., if a woman happens to be lucky enough to become a big CEO, then feminism is a success, even though her sisters are still suffering.  “Individualism” is prized, instead of group politics, even though it is a group, as a group, that is suffering, not random individuals who just happen to be female.

 
We believe women should try to be as independent from men as possible, emotionally, financially, and otherwise.  Though there are definitely some good men, the majority of men on the planet (counting third world countries and places like Saudi Arabia) are bigoted and even dangerous.  Women should try to build up friendships and even romantic partnerships with other women as a precautionary measure, since men are taught to lie to and emotionally manipulate women to get what they want.  Women should partner with men only if the particular man is suitable, and should not search specifically for a male partner, because bad men prey on this automatic assurance that women will bond with men as a group, because they’re men.  We need to stop feeding the “a girl for every boy!” machine.

Forced monogamy is part of the problem.  If heterosexual women had the choice of sharing the few good men instead of settling for the bad ones (so each and every man, no matter how horrible, got a wife) a lot of our problems would be solved.  Why breed a bad man’s child?  It would also be better if women were not expected to marry to get societal benefits.

 
We oppose the “who am I to judge” attitude about bad male behavior such as objectifying women and watching pornography, and we have put forth the radical idea that prostitution and pornography are not ways to liberate women.  Current pornography, since it is 99% comprised of violence or domination against women, and since it is used as a manual to train young boys to hate and rape women, should be banned.  Pornography is not “just a choice” for either the viewer or the person in the photos.  Often, the girls used in the photos were coerced or were spied on, and the fact that they’re smiling means nothing, since they are only acting.  Often, actual rapes are filmed, and passed off as “acting”.  The user does not deserve any respect since they are viewing the other’s body as an object, and since they’re getting off from hatred and domination.  Only in a healthy society can erotica (NOT pornography) or other sexualized arts exist, a society free from misogyny and domination as a mainstream form of sex.
Prostitution must be criminalized for customers and decriminalized for prostituted women.  Prostitution is not just a job like any other.  Most people in the profession want to leave, but are forced to stay because their pimps threaten them with violence, because they are poor and hungry, or because they were kidnapped and placed in the business against their will.  The only difference between prostitution and rape is that the coercion part of it was done by the pimp or the woman’s circumstances, instead of by the man himself.  Sweden has criminalized prostitution for customers (johns) instead of the prostitutes themselves and has had great success.

 
The cowardly “all-inclusiveness” in the feminist movement must end immediately. We include those who support our goals. We do not include those who oppose our goals. Such would be including a Hitler Youth organizer in a Jewish rights march.  The reason we have a name for our movement is because we disagree with some beliefs and support others.  We also are not obligated to respect views opposing ours.  We do not respect Wahabbi Islam, religious right-wing nutjobs, the guy at the local Macy’s who calls women “bitches”, rapists who also happen to be good filmmakers, or the Pope.

 

 
Radical feminism is not afraid to fight the good fight, break some rules, and ruffle some feathers, because a few offended misogynists are worth our rights.  We are not “good girls” and we’re not dedicated to wasting our time “talking it out” and “educating” people who are opposed to us anymore than we would try to reason with the aggressor in any other war.  We will establish a world in which women are equal to men, in which men don’t prey on women, in which the media doesn’t make women feel ugly and inferior, and in which marriage and monogamy no longer trap women into men’s lives.

 

 

 

In other words, we will establish a world in which women are free from patriarchy and control by men.

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Women Who Love Other Women

Another pamphlet designed for distribution to school children.

                                 

                                         Women Who Love Other Women
Why must women fall in love with men? Most men are selfish, sexist, and abusive. Good men are hard to find. Maybe we should fall in love with women. Women won’t hate you for being a woman; women are much less likely to verbally and sexually abuse you; women won’t impregnate you against your will. Maybe you have attractions to female friends or celebrities but you never realized you could love another woman. Society tries to make women fall in love with men because men want to use women for sex. Society also wants to keep women apart from each other so women can’t break or escape from male control. So why don’t we try something new?

Myths, facts, and questions:

Lesbians are ugly and masculine.
Not all lesbians are masculine. Many are very “feminine” (what our society calls “feminine”). Some lesbian relationships consist of feminine partners, some consist of masculine partners, and some couples have a mannish partner and a feminine partner. Everyone is different.

Lesbians are always angry because they don’t know how wonderful it is to have sex with men.
A lesbian is a woman who is attracted to women, not attracted to men. Having sex with men would not be wonderful for her. Not all lesbians are angry. Some are very happy. They are all individuals like everyone else. The small amount of lesbian and gay people who are often angry are angry because they are abused by prejudiced heterosexual people.

Accepting lesbians into society will drastically change normal relationship structures.
Yes. That’s our intention. We want change. The world is horrible right now. Women are the only demographic group in the world who willingly live with the group who oppresses them- men. Most men in the world are dangerous and selfish. Society forces woman to marry a man and live apart from her family and other women. This does great harm to women. The marriage structure (one man, one woman, living alone in a house) makes it easier for husbands to abuse women and children without women’s families stopping them. For women in poor countries, lesbianism is freedom. Heterosexuality means being forced into sexual slavery to a husband and doing exhausting house or field work. Instead of living with men, women should live in all-female groups with some good men (the minority of men). Most men should live on the outside of this society. This is how elephants and lions live, so it is not unnatural. The good men should be the fathers and the large amout of bad men (rapists, serial killers, woman-abusers, misogynists) will go extinct. Monogamy will no longer be necessary, but people will be free to choose it. Since evil men will be extinct, men will not use women for sex. They will only have sex with someone because of love. Our current one-man/one-woman marriage policy is evil. There are very few good men, and women are not able to share them- women have to accept horrible or abusive men.

How will people have children?
Women will have sex with men to get children, and sometimes for pleasure, but lesbianism will be more common than it is today. Women, especially mothers, should be the focus of society, and men/other women should help them. Children should be taught by the entire community, not inside a family, in which the mother has to do all the work. Women will not have to associate with a man only because he is the father of her child. When women marry men and live inside a heterosexual family, they work inside the home and don’t get paid, but men get paid to work outside the home. Women should not have to be in a relationship with a man just because he is th father of her child. Women should have relationships with other women and raise children together, and heterosexuality will be less common. Men who enjoy women’s sexual organs instead of their personality will not be allowed to have sex with women.

Lesbianism and separating women from men is a very new and different idea.
This is not true. Thousands of years ago, before men began hating women, and before they invented patriarchy, women were the leaders of society. Society loved and respected men, but men were not superior to women and men were not at the center of society.

Lesbians must use dildos or other penis-shaped objects to have sex.
Not all lesbians enjoy penetration and penis shaped objects. The assumtion that all lesbians need penises or penis-shaped objects to be satisfied is offensive. Not all women need men to be happy. Some lesbians don’t like to be penetrated. It’s a personal preference. “Sex” doesn’t necessarily mean putting a penis in a vagina. Sex can also include oral sex, touching the clitoris, or stimulating the nipples. A person does not need to penetrate or be penetrated to say they have had sex. It is also offensive to suggest women have no external genitalia. Women have clitorises, labia, and a pubic mound, and sometimes they can be used for penetration, if the partners enjoy penetration. It is not true that all men have big penises and that all women have small clitorises/labia. Not all penises are bigger than women’s clitorises and labia. Some penises are big, and some are small. Some clitorises and labia are big, some are small. Size has nothing to do with male or female. Male and female were created for reproduction, and size has nothing to do with sperm and eggs.

Should I become a lesbian?
You can do whatever you want. It is good to open up your options. It is difficult for most people to change their sexuality, but it can be worth the difficulty, since most men are not suitable for a romantic relationship. If you cannot become a lesbian, you do not need to force yourself. If you get in a relationship with a man, make sure he is gentle and good.

Am I a lesbian? 
Perhaps. You may have attractions to female friends, classmates, people you work with, actresses, or even cartoon characters. You might be completely uninterested in men or dislike them.

What are the consequences of becoming a lesbian or telling people I’m one?
It depends on your society’s level amount of tolerance for homosexuality. Often, in the Western hemisphere, you will be respected. Unfortunately, lesbians are treated poorly by some people, especially conservative religious people, and people who support patriarchy. If you think you will be harmed, keep your feelings to yourself, but don’t try to change who you are, because you will end up miserable. Try to find internet groups or organizations who will accept you.

Where can I get help if I decide to come out as a lesbian or become one?
The USA national organization for adult homosexuals is: 1-888-843-4564, and the youth group is 1-800-246-7743. Both numbers cost no money to dial. If you don’t want your parents or siblings to know you called the organization, you can use your cell phone or email them on the computer.

Are societies happier if they accept lesbians and if they change marriage structures that are unjust?
Yes. In a lesbian relationship, there is no male influence, therefore patriarchy is weakened by every lesbian relationship. Men who are evil will have no opportunity to teach their sons to be evil. There are 7 billion people in the world and it is overcrowded. There are not enough recources for everyone. Lesbians are more likely to adopt children than to give birth. The other option for women is to marry men and have their wombs regulated like farm animals’ wombs. (Societies never regulate men’s reproductive organs).

Is it impossible to change your sexuality?
For some people it is impossible. For others, it is not. Most people cannot lose a sexual attraction once they have it, but most people can acquire an additional attraction if they try. It is harder to ignore an attraction you already have than to acquire a new one. Sometimes heterosexual men tell women heterosexuality is natural and that it is impossible to change because they want to trick lesbians into having sex with them. “It’s natural. Come into my bed!”

Is sexuality caused by genetics or DNA or nature or some similar thing?
No. Attractions are abstract things and genetics is a physical thing. Physical things cannot cause abstract things. Sexual urges might be caused by physical processes, but who you are attracted to is caused by what is inside in your mind. Sometimes, the mind cannot be changed. Sometimes, it can.

Why does society notice lesbians less than it notices gay men?
Most societies don’t respect women and don’t want to believe they enjoy sex as much as men enjoy sex. They tell everybody that lesbians are unnatural. Another reason may be that men think other men- even gay men- are more important than women and since men control most of the media and news, they pay more attention to gays than lesbians.

Why do most men hate lesbians?
If a woman only has sex with other women, men lose the opportunity to use her for sex. Some men accuse lesbians of hating men because the lesbians don’t have sex with men. This is immature; they are saying, “You hate me because you won’t give me what I want!!” They also hate lesbians because lesbians are not being controlled by a husband or male partner.

Why do most men hate homosexual men?
Homophobic men are afraid that if they have sex with men, they will be harmed in the same manner they harm women. Maybe they deserve it!

What is “corrective rape”?
“Corrective rape” is when a man or a group of men rape and hurt a woman to try to force her to be heterosexual, or to punish her for being a lesbian. Corrective rape occurs very often in Africa, and girls are often gang raped or forced to marry adult men. These men rape them inside the marriage. It also happens in America. A lesbian who enters a bar or other public places might be followed and “corrected” by males. In the entire world, many lesbians are beaten, tortured, raped, have acid thrown in their faces, disowned, killed, or forced to marry men. However, in America and Europe there are many safe communities and organizations that do not hate lesbians and women.

What should I do if someone tries to punish me for being a lesbian?
Call one of the phone numbers and if you think someone will commit violence against you, contact a women’s shelter in a nearby city and get a lawyer. Make sure the lawyer doesn’t hate lesbians and women. If you cannot do this, tell a good teacher what happens in your home. Nobody should be allowed to try to change your sexuality or abuse you. If someone tries to rape you, report him immediately and get a lawyer who tries to help women and lesbians.

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