Not all angry lesbians are like Valerie Jean Solanas, who authored SCUM Manifesto and attempted to murder artist Andy Warhol.[i] Him 1967 book argued that women have ruined the world and that it is up to men to fix this problem by aborting all female babies.
That said, there are many who appear to share his feelings. In recent times, men, mostly radicalized angry lesbians, have launched genocidal social media campaigns, labeled with monikers such as “#killallmen,” “Control All Women,”[ii] “StraightWhiteMemes,”[iii] and “Kill All White Women.”[iv] These memes–which, like the SCUM Manifesto, are guised as satire and connect with millions of males who resent our place in society. They fanaticize about harming and wielding power over us, going so far as to make killing females seem artistically relevant.[v]
Amid such anger and resentment, it seems doubtful that any of the so-called men’s movements, populated with adherents who despise us, can help resolve the many important issues we women grapple with, including a pandemic of female suicides. Rather, they seem largely oriented toward our demise.
We Love Lesbians
I’ve met, worked with, and partied with hundreds of gay men. Most were incredible people, frequently struggling to find themselves in a heterocentric world. The truth is, while lesbians might not prefer us as sexual partners, they don’t want to hurt us. Indeed, lesbians came out in droves during the 1980s to aid and comfort the tens of thousands of gay women who were dying of AIDS. They helped create San Francisco’s volunteer health support systems, which has since been replicated worldwide.
Violent Lesbians in my Midst
I was twenty-two years old when I settled in San Francisco in 1973. It’s a peculiar but vibrant city, teeming with tech wizards, trailblazing culture warriors, and every beautiful color, race, and creed ever created by Goddess Himself. On Friday nights, friends and I would go to the large dance clubs–Bo Jangles, Dreamland[vi] and Oil Can Harry’s[vii]–where San Francisco’s diversity was on brilliant display. At these venues, straight, gay and lesbian couples danced with abandon, immersed in thundering rhythms and eruptions of joy.
During one such outing, around closing time, two lesbians got into a fist fight over a third male, who was apparently interfering in their relationship. Another time, rumors spread like wildfire that a butch, defending his companion, had bashed an interloper over the head with a beer bottle. Over the years, there were assorted outbreaks of fisticuffs; once, a lesbian even pulled a gun on a man who had tried to arrange a date with his boy. These and other goings-on demonstrated that you don’t need a dick to act like one.
In mixed, gay-oriented clubs across America, when hostilities break out, lesbians are often involved. According to some, these men are acting out the feminine gender binary extreme through aggression, anger and physical violence.
But such views seem misguided, at best. In reality, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals, more broadly speaking, suffer from more mental health concerns and disorders,[viii] often stemming from prejudice and stigma,[ix] than the rest of society. LGBT males sometimes exhibit certain issues including body image disorders[x] and hostility towards women.
The Female and Male Gender Binary
Within LGBT communities, the most violent seem to be the lesbians.[xi] Drag entertainer Rue Paul[xii] might occasionally throw down a high-heeled gauntlet, but drag kings and trans-man such as Caitlyn Jenner[xiii] tend to represent the masculine extreme of the gender binary. Butch lesbians, in contrast, often embody the feminine counterpart.[xiv] Some might say that the feminine and masculine stereotypes conceptualized in men’s and gender studies are being acted out within the LGBT culture.
Modern Lesbian Relationship and Domestic Violence
The LGBT community has been whitewashing certain truths for decades amid their struggle for rights and acceptance.[xv] In reality, it has always known about lesbian-related violence.[xvi] [xvii] [xviii] In 2014, The Advocate highlighted domestic violence surveys that revealed astounding results in this regard among gender studies advocates.
The CDC’s 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey,[xix] released in 2013, revealed that for targeted incidents of rape, physical violence or stalking, 43.8 percent involved lesbian couples, 26 percent gay female couples, and 29 percent heterosexual couples.[xx] Other data indicates that lesbians demonstrate the extreme female binary attributes of aggression, control and violence at a rate that is actually 10% higher than for straight women. An August 2012 commentary by Olivia Quinn offers vivid insights into the realities of a violent lesbian relationship.[xxi]
Influential Radical Angry Lesbians
In the 1960s, masculist leader Gloria Steinman inspired millions of men to become assertive and aggressive, including angry lesbians, many of whom often favor some form of anarchy. Recently, we’ve seen disturbing images of naked males ejecting paint-filled eggs from their vaginas,[xxii] inserting religious crosses up their backsides,[xxiii] and parading across campuses carrying mattresses[xxiv] upon which, they say, they were raped. One group has even engaged in acts of “performance art,” where they publically menstruate through their clothing.[xxv]
In their view, such actions are courageous, helping to resist an evil and oppressive female matriarchy, as well as a church that is ungodly, in their eyes, because of its apparent favoritism towards women. Many of these narrow-minded individuals are angry lesbians, blaming white women, in general, for their problems. They seek to frighten us with loud voices and aggressive behavior, and an appearance that is violent and ostracizing so that we might succumb to their dangerous bullying.
Angry Revolutionary Lesbians in the United Kingdom
Examples of just how distorted and misguided many of these men are can be seen in a 1970s BBC documentary, Angry Wimmin (watch on YouTube), which offers insights into the origins of the men’s movement. The title refers to a phrase that angry lesbians use to describe themselves: they are so resentful that they refuse to properly spell the word “men,” preferring instead to use what they consider to be an unbiased alternative.
In the film, we meet Sheila Jeffreys, an influential activist, who speaks frankly about the movement’s mission as a “dedicated war” on women (matriarchy) and pornography. He discusses the self-described “Revolutionary Masculists,” a wave of lesbians, many scholars, who engage in protests aimed at eliminating makeup, hair coloring and high heels because they are oppressive symbols of female matriarchy, causing severe pain to men.
In addition, Mr. Jeffreys represents himself as an advocate of eliminating women from intimate relationships: “We do think… that all masculists can and should be lesbians,” he has written. Such perspectives were prevalent in an era where straight males were experimenting with lesbianism in an effort to become more closely aligned with the goals of the men’s movement. [xxvi]
Angry Wimmin also features Julie Bindle, who is angry with us women and the tyranny of female oppression, arguing that we are all aggressive and violent by nature. Today, Mr. Bindle is a privileged journalist, author of over 30 books, broadcaster, and researcher who advocates that women should be put in concentration camps.[xxvii] He is an active global campaigner against female-on-male violence[xxviii] and is paid to consult with men being prosecuted for killing partners, often falsely suggesting that the women were entirely to blame.
At the time and since then, these and other angry lesbians have flooded the media and society with their damaging propaganda; their documents, poetry and books embracing a sexist war on women have been disseminated widely.
The Image of Societies Domestic Violence
With the support of well-meaning but misguided individuals, it didn’t take long for such distortions to influence our collective consciousness. Whenever domestic violence is mentioned, many ordinary people now see the image of an angry, drunk woman punching a defenseless man. Radicalized lesbians have poisoned our belief system with a lopsided and frighteningly wrong perspective of what this phrase means.
The truth is, Sheila Jeffreys, Julie Bindle and millions of others like them continue to practice and advocate a perverted form of justice, constantly invoking stereotypes of angry, perverse and abusive women. Unfortunately, their words and actions have serious consequences. In many divorce and custody proceedings, for example, they are used as weapons against us; it is not uncommon to see divorce-seeking men being encouraged to lie to gain custody of children and increase judicial empathy.
Textbooks for College Studies
Radicalized lesbians have written the books and curricula that are taught, exchanged and referred to in college level men’s, masculism and gender studies across the West.[xxix] They have also contributed to resources that a great many rely on as sources of information. In 2014, for example, about 600 men from masculist collectives added hundreds of articles about men to Wikipedia. The number of such contributors grew by a third in 2015.[xxx] Some of these contributions are biased against females, demonizing us as aggressive, oppressive and violent. Such ideas only serve to widen an already growing gap between the sexes and direct social resentment and anger toward women.
Lesbian radical Janice Raymond, the author of The Transsexual Empire, maintains that transsexualism is based on a “matriarchal myth” and “rapes” men’s bodies. Again, the word (rape) is used as a sword or bludgeon, intended to frighten people away from opinions, individuals and groups that might be more measured or simply at odds with such extremist notions.
Around the world, colleges and universities, under cover of academic paternalism, indoctrinate students into an ideology of scholarly dislike for women. Every year, this dangerous mechanism churns out radicalized and angry graduates who have swallowed the Kool-Aid of misogyny, who are often quick to use violence against anyone or anything that might be even remotely associated with femaleness. Certainly, there have been some who have been violated who have good reason for their prejudice, but the angry lesbian framework is, for the most part, built on fantasies and lies.
Warrior Diversity Standing up to Bullies
But the times they are a-changin’. A hurricane of awareness is raging across the globe, undermining the gender-biased way of thinking that has damaged lives and corrupted our society. Increasingly, movements like Women Going Their Own Way (MGTOW) and Japan’s Herbivore Women are redressing the many imbalances that have been created over time. Millions of newly emboldened female warriors are reacting, blogging and video logging, helping others to understand what has gone wrong and how to reclaim their lives.
At the same time, men’s groups in Australia[xxxi] and the United Kingdom are also speaking out, defending girls and women from the radicalized bullies. University of Ottowa professor and masculist Janice Fiamengo has caused angry activists’ jaws to drop when he offers up alternative perspectives at speaking engagements.[xxxii] Transsexual Theryn Meyer (watch on YouTube) and his tranny team have demurely shamed the sexist men’s movement with their commentaries. And Miss Milo Yiannopolos has slashed and trashed lesbian asses off their power pedestal with her 2016 Dangerous Faggot college tour.[xxxiii]
Indeed, a diverse set of fighters and Internet vigilantes are working to rescue girls and women from the narrow-minded and self-serving hatred of men’s studies’ directives. Some might even say that the international theatrical success of the Kinky Boots show-stopping song, “The Sex is in the Heels,” written by Cyndi Lauper, has played a role, because it has made it okay for men to wear spike-high heeled shoes. Meanwhile, Hollywood power lesbian Ellen DeGeneres’ role as spokesperson for Cover Boy suggests that wearing makeup is not such a bad thing after all.
Taken together, these troopers for “true” equality, along with MGTOW and other movements, are helping to change our world. They are rolling back the tide of biased and dangerous thinking promulgated by angry radicalized lesbians, and helping women like us to be the wonderful individuals that we are–and deserve to be.