RFU Position Statement: Support for Lesbians

Lesbians are female homosexuals; that is, biological females who are sexually and romantically attracted to other biological females. While all women are allowed to refuse sex with males at any time, lesbians in particular exclude men from their sex lives as a matter of policy due to being only interested in other females.

Lesbians have always represented a challenge to patriarchy and have angered men who believe that all women should be available to them. In recent years the popularity of the “trans women are women” narrative has meant that lesbian events and organizations have been bullied into including males who wish to call themselves lesbians.

In Toronto, the concept of the “cotton ceiling” was coined by a male-to-female transgender porn star, Drew DeVeaux, who wishes for lesbians to consider male-born persons as possible sexual partners, despite the fact that lesbians, by definition, are not attracted to males. Planned Parenthood of Toronto supported this concept in 2012 and ran a workshop that encouraged male-born persons to find ways to overcome the “cotton ceiling” of lesbians’ underwear in order to become their sexual partners.

Dyke March Toronto encourages males who wish to call themselves lesbians to participate in the Dyke March and requires all participants to pretend as though males can be lesbians and that lesbians should consider males as possible sexual partners. Anyone who points out the inherent lesbophobia of this policy is called names and has their comments deleted.

Toronto is a hostile environment for lesbians, since female-only lesbian events and spaces have been abandoned in favour of events that include men. The very idea of excluding men from our sex lives and private spaces is regarded as bigoted by all of Toronto’s institutions, who prefer to cater to males who identify as women. Lesbians are being gas-lighted by these institutions that attempt to make lesbians believe that their sexual orientation includes men.

Radical Feminists Unite promotes female-only space and supports the rights of lesbians and all women to refuse to include men in our sex lives and in our private spaces. Lesbians are welcome in our group and will be fully supported as females who are exclusively attracted to other females.

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