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My good friend Allison Bailey said the word lesbian is taken. The word is taken by us. I'm going to speak for millions of lesbians around the world. We love other women. We will not have that stolen from us.

There have always been men who say feel they're a lesbian tee hee hee. Always jocular. Lesbians often a laughing stock. We will not be. We will not be erased and no man with a penis will tell us he's a lesbian because he feels is.

-- Kate Harris, co-founder of LGB Alliance, defending the LGBA under oath

https://twitter.com/tribunaltweets/status/1570345257220603905

> My good friend Allison Bailey said the word lesbian is taken. The word is taken by us. I'm going to speak for millions of lesbians around the world. We love other women. We will not have that stolen from us. > There have always been men who say feel they're a lesbian tee hee hee. Always jocular. Lesbians often a laughing stock. We will not be. We will not be erased and no man with a penis will tell us he's a lesbian because he feels is. -- Kate Harris, co-founder of LGB Alliance, defending the LGBA under oath https://twitter.com/tribunaltweets/status/1570345257220603905

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And if you cut that penis off... WE DON'T CARE. You still aren't a woman.

[–] Escapedacult 15 points Edited

"I am not attracted to people who rely on cosmetic surgery in order to respect themselves as it implies self esteem issues and emotional immaturity which is a relationship red flag in my eyes. I am attracted to confidence from within oneself and attracted to people who are not focused so much on aesthetics, and to people who are down to earth and hungry for experiences."

  • my fake lesbian dating bio to weed out TiMs that I still would peobably be banned for

Makes me want to cry, what lesbians achieved, and now what's being taken away and inflicted on them. It's totally abusive, what's being done. How can handmaidens not see this?

[–] Xephyrr 22 points Edited

It fills me with such deep sadness and rage to see this happening. I cannot believe that in 2022 we have lesbians literally having to go to fucking court to fight against lesbian erasure and to keep our spaces from being invaded en masse.

We literally cannot even just exist in our own spaces without having these people want to immediately shut it down because they are just so enraged that we don't want them included in some of the only fucking spaces we have left for lesbian biological women. They don't fucking care about 'safe spaces for trans-women', I don't buy that for a second anymore. If they did, they would be happy with the endless groups and spaces they already have online and IRL (seriously, there is no space that exists for LGB people or lesbian women only anymore that doesn't bend over backwards for them to feel included).

I've tried to be an ally. I've tried many, many times to be understanding. But it's become pretty obvious they just want to completely dominate every single space intended for women and want to dismantle the one group, the one fucking group, that doesn't want to involve men in any sense of the word.

As rough as it was coming out as a young lesbian in the late 90's/early 2000's, I would do it again in a heartbeat over being a young lesbian now and having to deal with this fucking gender politics hellscape.

All handmaidens I've had be absolutely vile to me for my 'transphobic' beliefs about being a lesbian who doesn't want men are heterosexual women who cannot imagine life without men.

In my experience almost all women are heterosexual first and female second - heterosexuality will always be more important to them than love and respect for other women.

This! Just because YOU can’t imagine not having a dick to pander to doesn’t mean that other women need constant validation from men.

I think a lot of them do see it, but they just don't care, they will always prioritize men over women. These are the Aunt Lydias of the world

How can handmaidens not see this?

Because they're worthless pieces of crap.

I feel out of the loop. Who are KH and MG?

[–] furyosa no, thank you 8 points

Abbrevs:

MG - Michael Gibbon KC, Counsel for Mermaids

Witnesses

KH - Kate Harris, Co-founder and trustee of LGB Alliance.

From https://twitter.com/tribunaltweets/status/1570332157842755585

Thank you! Very interesting

[–] furyosa no, thank you 10 points

Yeah, it's riveting to hear the TRA make a fool of themselves in court. LGBA are doing amazing.