24 Jun 2019

I wish lesbians were running the world

We agree that a lesbian conspiracy sounds exciting but for the sake of clarity, it’s worth noting that it is not the fact of possessing a penis that makes male leadership unjust towards so many marginalized groups.

Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
I wish lesbians were running the world - NewsMavens

Last week #Femfacts published a fact-check into claims made by a French portal that is accusing non hetero-normative people of “pushing forward being victims of attacks to gain power”. [read the fact-check here] In response to our post of this article on facebook, many of you commented empowered support for the alleged “lesbian conspiracy.”

[This text is reprinted from the June 18th edition of the Newsmavens Women's Weekly newsletter]

Here are some of the comments you made:

I wish them luck. Go lesbians!

I wish lesbians were running the world!

Viva la lesbian revolution!

Read all the great reader's comments here.

We agree that a lesbian conspiracy sounds exciting and, why not, if given a choice between the world today and one run by lesbian’s we’d likely take the Ladyverse for a spin as well.

But for the sake of clarity, it’s worth noting that it is not, dear readers, the fact of possessing a penis that makes male leadership unjust towards so many marginalized groups.

It is power that corrupts penises, not the other way around.

And as much as I have faith in and am rooting for women, I do not believe we have a power vaccine that would keep us from going down the route of corruption if given our chance at the wheel.

That’s why Newsmavens is rooting for equal access, not full take over. Any one group ruling over all others is a logically bogus means to a just end. We need to all clamber to the top, lesbians, women of color, Polish editors, trans women, Roma women, jewish, protestant atheist women, mothers and singles and don’t forget women of mature age.

When a group like this joins the leaders of the world (bumping half of them down a notch or six), then we will start to see some real action. For the climate, for education, for wealth distribution and sustainable market practices.

So that’s a big yes to the Lesbian Conspiracy! And all the other conspiracies to put more power and responsibility for the world into the capable hands of women.


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