by rubyfruit2

“Lesbophobia” is the irrational fear of lesbians.


As wiki puts it: “The idea that lesbians are dangerous, while heterosexual interactions are natural, normal and spontaneous is a common example of beliefs which are lesbophobic”  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesbophobia

The term “lesbian hatred”, alongside “woman hatred”, is more accurate. It helps us know just what we’re dealing with here. Lesbian hatred is not an irrational “phobia” which can be “cured” by (male) psychologists. It is a hostile reaction to a group of women who resist compulsory heterosexuality and deny men right of access to us. Compulsory heterosexuality is a main way in which our oppressors keep us oppressed and lesbianism is a form of resistance, not always consciously so


Radical Lesbian feminists know that our fight against patriarchy is enough to unleash lesbian hatred. We collectively resist, sabotage and fight the hetero-patriarchy which oppresses all women. We create alternative explicitly feminist women-only spaces and are invested in maintaining them. We *are* dangerous to patriarchy; we are to be feared.  And we are hated because of it.