Womyn's land is an intentional community organised by lesbian separatists to establish counter-cultural , women-centred space, without the presence of men. Womyn's lands practice various forms of lesbian separatism , an idea which emerged as a result of the Radical Feminist movement in the late s. Womyn's lands have generated a wide range of criticisms, most of which centre around the lack of acceptance by many residents of bisexual and heterosexual women; the exclusion of transgender women; ideological conflicts with local communities that include violence and threats of violence targeting residents of womyn's lands;   and local community concerns about expanded lesbian visibility. Feminists have used a variety of alternative spellings for women , most notable womyn. Separatist intentional communities have been referred to using these alternative spellings, and other terms, like womyn's land , lesbian land , wimmin's land , landdyke communities , or women's land. The associated social movement has similarly been called the womyn's land movement , lesbian land movement , landdyke or landyke movement , and women's land movement.
Lezathlon: The Lesbian Summer Camp of Your Dreams!
Notes on Camp - and Anti-Camp - The Gay & Lesbian Review
Notes on dyke camp. The year-old Kiyoko rolls her eyes; she vamps and goofs. But look how good I am at it. When I try to explain dyke camp, people often think I mean the opposite of camp as defined by Sontag, rather than something related to it. Academic accounts lean towards the idea that lesbian camp is exactly or at least nearly the same as traditional or gay male camp, just inverted: a man in a dress becomes a woman in a suit, and so on. D student at the University of Saskatchewan, declared that lesbian camp more commonly followed three themes: erotic, classic, and radical. Dyke camp overlaps with camp in some areas, certainly.
The presentation of the paper was itself intended to be somewhat camp, both in the outdated academic style of the writing and in its mode of performance: The speaker wore black tails and glasses while writing lists of camp categories in chalk on a large blackboard. Whether or not the actual content of the paper was or is designed to be camp is entirely up to the reader to decide. First and foremost, Sontag points out that camp is a sensibility and, more significantly, a variant of sophistication. The essence of camp, according to Sontag, is its love of the unnatural, of artifice and exaggeration.
More than lesbians have already signed up to participate in the first ever Lezathlon summer camp in Lake Hughes, California from September It all started five years ago when Morgan Faye, founder of Lezathlon, was looking for a unique way to celebrate her birthday. She created what the local community calls the Lezlympics, an annual one-day sporting event full of oil wrestling, sack races, obstacle courses, and other competitive events. Participants can sign up and form teams to compete or sign up for spectator passes to watch the events, cheer on their favorite team and still participate in all the classic summer camp activities. I feel both humbled and blessed that this event gives people in our community the opportunity to be joyful and carefree.