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Each generation of feminism has had its bogey-woman, scape goat, “other” one. The message the movement has been trying to send out, wave after wave, is “We are not as bad as you think.” In the ’70s-early ’80s the delineating line was that Lesbianism was not a feminist issue. We all use examples of what we are not to define and illustrate what we are, and in this case, mainstream feminism wanted to be accepted by the middle class. Lesbianism was too “out there” of an issue to talk about without intimidating those who held dear the status quo. … Lesbian needs are still fighting for a place at the feminist table.

LaSara W FireFox, “Outrageous Roots and a Bright Future; Sex and Feminism

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“That’s right, just get rid of me you weirdoes, so you can talk about your stupid make believe stuff,” he replied. “Don’t be ridiculous Angus we’re only going to talk about you,” Sue laughed at him. “Well off you trot then.”

Parker Gordon, Parallel Lives [Amazon]

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