Oh, one other thing. I’m old-ish, but my university work brings me into contact with many younger queer women. “Lesbian-erasure” is not a thing, at least in the sense that it’s a targeted effort by any group. However, language is changing with the current 15–25 generation. What is interesting, is many younger gay women I know eschew the label lesbian beacuse of TERFs. In essence, they’re own dated optics and politics make them seem out of touch. I do know of a few people who would otherwise use the term, but opt for queer because of the negative politics of some rad-fems. I know other awesome rad-fems who understandably lament the eclipsing of the term. IDK. I just wish we didn’t have to cannibalize our own groups. There are real boogymen out there. Sorry, this got ranty.

I’m trans, a grad student in gender studies, and a legal researcher.

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