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I've got a question for all of my lesbos here! I live in the Midwest but in a very democratic city. All of the other lesbians I know are left leaning, pro Trans rights and super progressive.

My question here is, where does everyone sit on the political scale? I don't want to start depates or fights of any kind. I've just been very curious about this and have been scared to talk about it in my "queer" group of friends. I feel safe here to have an open minded conversation here.

Myself personally am conservative. I don't align with either party because I think they both are completely bogus. I vote for people whom I feel are pro America and pro constitution. I think Washington DC is full of monsters who should probably all get flushed and we can start a new 😁 (if only) What about you?

I've got a question for all of my lesbos here! I live in the Midwest but in a very democratic city. All of the other lesbians I know are left leaning, pro Trans rights and super progressive. My question here is, where does everyone sit on the political scale? I don't want to start depates or fights of any kind. I've just been very curious about this and have been scared to talk about it in my "queer" group of friends. I feel safe here to have an open minded conversation here. Myself personally am conservative. I don't align with either party because I think they both are completely bogus. I vote for people whom I feel are pro America and pro constitution. I think Washington DC is full of monsters who should probably all get flushed and we can start a new 😁 (if only) What about you?

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I’m a Marxist. My issues with the left’s treatment of women may be large, but the issues of the working class working exhausting hours for a ridiculously low minimum wage, rampant murder of black people by the police and other effects of institutional racism, an addiction problem from the War on Drugs that has ruined countless lives, a rich class that controls nearly all politicians, and the blatant ignorance of the global warming literally destroying the planet make it kind of impossible to vote Republican. I kind of want to see my children NOT live in a wasteland, thanks.

I consider myself to live on a political island, independent and divorced from any party. At best I am a left-leaning centrist if I had to categorize myself by such a system, which I generally resent and do not. Politically I am more likely to describe myself as a Margret Sanger-era matriarchist. When I was a teenager I was enthralled with the idea of Progressivism but from the Teddy Roosevelt school of thought, adamantly wishing the Bull Moose party was still around. Half a decade later and I candidly revoked my association and the rest is history.

[–] Artemis 1 points Edited

I've always been a Democratic voter. I grew up in a conservative state too and when I was in that state, the Democrats seemed to make things overall better and balance out some more extreme Republican ideas. I live in a Democratic state now and I don't like the Democrats here or really the ones in Washington either. I've considered voting for Republicans locally and I'm not sure what to do with national politics anymore. My dislike of national politics has been growing, especially over gender but it's over other things as well. Corruption is the biggest issue. It's so blatant and such a part of both parties and I don't think they're doing ANYTHING for the public good anymore. I honestly stopped voting over this.

The things I liked about local politicians in my home state were that the Dems protected the public lands from being ransacked by corporate interests and that public land is very much cherished by the people there too so it's a good issue for them. They also supported gun rights unlike liberals on the coast, so they were willing to accommodate the needs and wishes of the population too. I'm happy with that. But I understand and respect that cities have different needs than people living rurally. I'm not anti-gun and I don't have a strong opinion about regulation either. Different needs, different rules, IMO. Even in a conservative state, these Democrats were really good at appealing to indepedents and when they put up good candidates, they would win elections.

I don't have a side anymore, though. I'm an independent and most politicians don't impress me. I can see through them now in ways I couldn't before.

I've started to consider some conservative arguments I wouldn't have before when I just went hard for the liberal party line. But I also don't like capitalism and neoliberalism, which are tenets that both liberals and conservatives support, just in different ways.

For example, I used to think the conservatives talking about people becoming dependent on public support were being cynical and selfish and now I have reconsidered that perspective. Not because I have money (I don't), but because I think about it from the perspective of women's learned dependency on men and other dependency systems that keep us trapped and powerless. So, I think they have a point and also that liberals have a point. They both have merit and maybe if they listened to each other, they could cooperate and make a solution that's not perfect, but better than what either could create on their own.

Left. Will vote for whoever I have to if it means preserving women‘s rights

I live in the UK and I’ve voted labour (left wing), I do however live in a Conservative safe seat area so my vote is meaningless unfortunately. I am generally left wing though I don’t like the whole polarisation of issues. The problem is the labour party in the UK have lost working class support because it has wrapped itself up in ‘progressive social issues’ and not given a clear financial plan for how they want to improve the country.

I guess you could call me a lefty but I don't like to commit to ideologies. I generally vote for politicians that support broadly socialist policies given that I have to live in a society. I am pretty separatist, though, both as a feminist and general keep-my-distance-from-humanity, lol.

Priorities for me beyond my feminist ones are environmentalism/climate change, workers' rights, data privacy and freedom from surveillance, healthcare access, and transit equity.

[–] Selkiesmer 3 points Edited

I’ve always considered myself a realist and a centrist, but that probably means something very different in Canada versus the US. I support our socialized medicine system, acknowledge white privelege and racism, climate change is real, I believe in democracy, good school systems, and a free press. I think there’s a balance to be had between social supports and individual responsibility… but I’m loathe to scrap programs that keep kids out of poverty.

I often find my political beliefs clash with those I’m dating- whether they’re completely ignorant about politics and find me extreme or whether they are super left think I’m either ignorant or a fascist (I kid, kinda). Tolerance for disagreement is important to me.

[–] fae 3 points

I vote for either a socialist party, or my country's main workers' party. Of course, gender ideology has infiltrated all leftist parties to some extent, but oh well. I'm staying in the left and waiting it out.

Hello! I'm also in the midwest, a lot of my LGBT friends are progressive and fall very left on the political scale. Surprisingly one of my I would say I definitely used to also fall in that scale but now I would say that I align a lot more with the tiny green party that the U.S. has. However, I also feel like I'm a quick slide away from going socialist. My priorities are women's lib, social welfare, and the environment.

[–] ItsCalculated 5 points Edited

I think Washington DC is full of monsters who should probably all get flushed and we can start a new.

I remember watching Mars Attacks when I was a kid and wondering why the old woman laughed when the aliens killed congress. Now I think it's hilarious.

I'm pro gun for self defense as guns are a great equalizer. As a radical feminist I'm a political orphan because the conservatives want to own women and the liberals want to use and exploit women. I'm very much concerned about climate change and the destruction of our planet. I begrudgingly lean more liberal because nothing matters if we scorch the planet.

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