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mono lesbians claim non-lesbians shouldn’t have a say when it comes to discussing the validity of bi/pan/mspec lesbian/gay identities. they’re not only wrong b/c it very much affects non-lesbian nonbinary people, but they’re hypocritical.

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let’s talk hypocrisy first.

if mono lesbians actually wanted the conversation to stay strictly among lesbians, they’d tell their non-lesbian allies to be quiet during ~disk horse~. instead, they only tell mspec lesbians’ allies to shut up

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okay moving onto the bigger shit:

this ~disk horse~ affects non-lesbian nonbinary people. disregarding how we feel when we’re lumped into mono labels is incredibly exorsexist. you’re talking over us on something that DOES impact us.

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no one is saying mono labels that encompass nonbinary identities (whether some or all) are inherently bad. however, there is a long track record of monosexuals/monoromantics claiming their attraction is inclusive yet behaving otherwise.

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it’s not always intentional, but that doesn’t negate the fact that it happens. (please dear god read up on microaggressions.)

and I don’t want to hear “not all (mono) lesbians!” you know what that sounds like, right??

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I am absolutely in my lane to say, “I feel more comfortable with lesbians and gays expressing interest in me if they use language that explicitly recognizes they may be (and almost certainly are) attracted to nonbinary people.”

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I’m not demanding this of all lesbians or gays. I’m not saying you’re bad for not identifying as an mspec lesbian/gay when you’re attracted to nonbinary genders. I am not coming for YOUR label(s).

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I am expressing my discomfort—something informed by an extensive history of exorsexist attitudes and behavior pervasive in monosexual/monoromantic communities.

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and y’know what? let’s come back to the hypocrisy.

one of the key points your exclvsionary arguments are predicated on is “the way this person identifies negatively impacts me.”

... which is basically what I’m saying here, EXCEPT—

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—the /existence/ of mspec lesbians/gays is not something directed at you as an individual! that is until /you/ choose to shine the spotlight on yourself. but even then, we’re not telling you YOUR orientation is wrong.

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if you feel uncomfortable with an individual who is an mspec lesbian/gay expressing interest in you, that’s valid! that’s a direct interaction between you and that individual. I fully support your feelings in this scenario.

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again, I am not saying which words someone should or shouldn’t use for their individual orientation. but nonbinary people do have a right to speak up here. BLERF rhetoric can and does harm non-lesbian nonbinary people (among other groups).

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note I never once used “cis”. BLERF rhetoric is pervasive among all mono lesbians. cis more so? sure, but I have crossed paths with /many/ trans and nonbinary BLERFs.

I do not care about your “I’m literally nonbinary” defense.

so am I.

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p.s. I fully expect to see the BLERFs come for me. PLEASE untag me if you engage with them. and don’t hesitate to report and block ✌🏻
gonna drop this reminder for my fellow inclvs

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