In total eight women stormed the parade, laid down in front of the parade (stalling the route for about 10 minutes) and held banners which included slogans such as ‘Transactivism erases lesbians’.
One of the activists shouted out: ‘A man who says he’s a lesbian is a rapist’
The same woman also said: ‘Only women can be lesbians. A man who has surgery can never be a lesbian.’
Why Is This Occurring?
Gay Star News spoke with Sarah Mason, founder of Get The L Out, where she told GSN: “It’s a coalition of individual lesbians and feminists. It’s also feminist organizations such as Object, Mayday 4 Women, Critical Sisters and Lesbian Rights Alliance.”
She said her sexuality is seen as transphobic and exclusive “just because we are women attracted to women.”
“We don’t want any kind of penis in our bedroom,” she said, “I’m really sad I have to reassert this again.”
“It’s everywhere online – it’s everywhere in LGBTQ centres,” she said
Why Does This Matter?
With minority groups continuously winning social and legal battles it now seems that the pie may have grown large enough that it is worth competing for.
Over the last few years, this is a trend that I have noticed more and more. It’s no longer about just “minority rights” or “religious freedom”, or rights in general, but rather we have now gone to a point in which every single segment of the population wants to have its way of life codified, represented, and respected.
In general, I do not oppose this.
Every person has the right to practice their life in Canada free of oppression, and with the capacity to speak for themselves. But let’s be honest, there are real consequences to this and to where our society is going.
Big political tents, medium-sized ones, heck tents of even the most moderate of sizes are now heading straight into a future where unity is far harder to achieve, and therefore clear political direction so much harder to actually decide on or maintain.
But perhaps this was the fate of many of these movements from the start, as each “oppressed” slice of society fights for themselves so dogmatically that they become blind to others, marginalized or otherwise.