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In Photos: Dyke March London 2012

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  1. Fantastic! WE really need more visibility – even disappearing in LGBT organisations!

  2. One thing that always dismayed me was the amount of patriarchy and plain old misogyny in the LGBT community from LGBT men.

    I remember being involved in activism years ago to work on normalising the age of consent – a subject that was of zero concern to me as a gay woman – but which was a legitimate protest in terms of fairness, equality and justice.
    And although I kept going, I felt so disillusioned by the behaviour I saw from men towards women.

    If Dyke marches still exist, I wonder if little has changed.

  3. Lumi Bast 4 Apr 2012, 8:31pm

    I think the name itself is pretty offensive. You wouldn’t see black people having a Ni**er March.

    I like the concept of the march though. It’s not in your face like some Pride festivals/marches.

    1. wow. the word “Dyke” was reclaimed years ago, learn your history!

      1. Lumi Bast 6 Apr 2012, 5:56pm

        Dyke is used as a negative term now. It’s a slur that people use to insult you, yell at you out of hate.

  4. Lumi Bast 4 Apr 2012, 9:49pm

    I’m sure many of the women were wearing comfortable shoes as they were walking. Your point is?

    1. Lumi Bast 6 Apr 2012, 5:54pm

      I have a fauxhawk and I don’t wear heels, and I wear masculine/men’s clothes a lot. Your point is?

      That’s like saying ni**ers are the black people that dress in the hip hop/rap style, it’s discriminatory and wrong.

  5. What I’d like to see is these marches spread through out the UK so more of us can show our support. Though I must agree with Lumi Bast, I really hate the term Dyke! I find it offensive. Saying that I don’t much like lesbian either because all I think of is straight mens porn!!!

    1. Lumi Bast 6 Apr 2012, 5:55pm

      I do. Because I don’t want to see any porn with men in it, as I’m not into men sexually at all.

      1. Lumi Bast 6 Apr 2012, 6:01pm

        I also don’t want to see porn geared towards men. I want lesbian porn that’s geared towards lesbians.

  6. Dyke is a bit of an offensive term, I know it’s about reclaiming it, etc, but mmm don’t feel comfortable with that…and the flag with the axe on it? Bit aggressive.

    Totally support the idea though as we still live in a very patriarchal society.

    1. You are all so sheltered. thousands of women have been reclaiming the word dyke for over 30 years for goodness sake.
      not all lesbians are dykes and not all dykes are lesbians.
      please educate yourselves. look at the american marches and the UK marches from the 80s for references.

    2. James, do you identify as a dyke?

      The labrys..the axe has been a lesbian symbol for longer than I’ve been alive. there’s major patriarchy within the LGBT community and the wider world, look at Parliament alone! Eton boys in power, look at the privilege men are still afforded.

      The word dyke for many people isn’t offensive when used to self define and it’s been that way ..since before I was born so, over 20 years.

      please self educate before you post.

      thanks.

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