People who shit on lesbians using black and disabled women as rhetorical tools not only ignore the existence of black and disabled lesbians, but they consider lesbianism a frivolous affectation. They act like only white, able-bodied and middle class lesbians exist because they think people with “real problems” don’t have time for this “lesbianism bullshit”. They do not consider it a real sexual orientation, but a sort of rebellious teenage attitude problem. A tantrum of sorts. Because of course women with “real problems” will partner with men, right?
They see lesbianism as some kind of childish resistance. So they come and chide us saying “tut-tut, you can’t separate from men, you have to include EVERYONE! You’re being selfish, see? You gotta share your space, your body, your life, spoiled child”.
We get no respect around here.