Lesbians of Lesvos Demand their Name Back
Lesbians aren't female homosexuals

Residents of the beautiful Aegean Greek island of Lesbos are suing the Homosexual and Lesbian Community of Greece, a pressure group, in an effort to reclaim their name, long besmirched as a word for female homosexuals. "My sister can't say she is a Lesbian. Our geographical designation has been usurped by certain ladies who have no connection whatsoever with Lesbos," Dimitris Lambrou, one of the plaintiffs, told the Associated Press. The Lesbians are seeking a court order to prevent the homosexuals from usng their name.

Just as some American Indian groups object to sports teams using images and words associated with Indians, so too the Lesbians resent the cultural appropriation of their name, which is used to construct a whole modern sexual self identification, part of the postmodernist "indentity politcs" at the core of political correctness.

The word "lesbian," meaning a female homosexual, comes from the work of Sappho (image, right), a poetess born on the island in the Seventh Century BC. While agenda driven analysis of Sappho's poems has classified her as a homosexual, this is far from clear from the texts, and there is debate about whether Sappho was a "lesbian" in the sexual sense at all. Indeed, one legend has Sappho meeting her end by jumping off a cliff in despair over unrequited love for Phaon, a man!

(Needless to say, the Phaon legend is discounted by "lesbian" scholars and their allies, on ideological grounds. It doesn't fit. Similarly, homosexuality was viewed as a behavior, never as a lifestyle, not only in the Classical world, but universally until only recently. The American Psychological Association declassified it as a mental disorder, only after intense pressure from homosexual activists, in 1973, after a vote.)

Looseness with the facts is a well-known and often hilarious hallmark of both the homosexual agenda and with political correctness in general. Phony words with meaningless etymolgies are presented, like "homophobia," intended to put a pseudo-diagnostic gloss on a point of view which is targeted for suppression.

Perhaps the best known "real Lesbian" is Michael Chiklis, star of The Commish and The Shield, whose father's family hails from the island. Other Lesbians, less famous in this post literate age, are Theophrastus, the successor of Aristotle, Terpander, Christopher of Mytilene and Saint Theoctiste.

(Posting date 7 May 2008)

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