When I started up my blog, I thought I would be keeping it solely for reviews of the lesbian fiction books I read and want to review. Today, I’m making an exception to this self imposed rule.
In the last week or so, there has been a lot of dissension amongst the lesbian community. This is mainly due to a male author posing as a female. Not only posing as a female for anonymity and writing purposes, but by publicly stating he is a woman interested in women on Facebook. Thereby duping lesbians into interacting personally with him.
Some of these women are vulnerable. Some have a fear of men. Some have been abused, or raped by men. I have one such vulnerable friend I met online several years ago. I won’t go into the story, it is not mine to tell. But suffice it to say, I feel guilty on her behalf. I introduced her to RR’s books and in a knock on effect him. She is in a dark place now and back seeing a counsellor.
I will only, where possible, read and review books written by lesbians for lesbians. So, I’ve been duped too. But, this isn’t the issue here. The issue that some people just can’t seem to get is, that this man has deceived the lesbian community. That I can’t forgive. But, it appears that some are ready to forgive and forget, their prerogative, but don’t expect me to.
This person has caused a division in the lesbian community. What he has done is truly despicable. But, all the time people stand up for him and others like him, this will keep happening.
The ultimate betrayal was in my inbox the other day. A lesbian hating man, J. Darroll Hall, was allowed by a fellow lesbian, Henriette, to join a mainly female online chat group. There are vulnerable women on this chat group. Women who trust that the group owners and moderators will look after their best interests. This was not done in this instance. I took the bull by the horns and contacted one of the other group owners. This person has now been removed. But, the question I’m now asking myself is, ‘are any of us safe on these groups’? We trust that our best interests are being looked after. But, how safe are we?
The person I have to personally thank for bringing all this to the attention of everyone is the very brave author and my friend, Trin Denise. She’s been publicly vilified on more than one occasion, but still she battles on sticking her neck out time and again. She deserves a medal and we should all be backing her up, not these creatures who prey on women for monetary gain.
I have been unfriended by some so called friends on Facebook for my part in these sorry states of affairs. I don’t care. In fact good. I don’t need people in my life who haven’t got my back and the backs of my fellow lesbians. There will be more unfriending being done, by me, before I’ve finished.
So, for anyone looking for my reviews of Robin Roseau’s books, you won’t find them. I’ve deleted them, hopefully from everywhere I posted them. If you think I’ve done the wrong thing, then please feel free to unfriend me. I don’t need or want people who condone deception in my life.
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