Lesbian on Lesbian Action

This is great:

Residents on the Greek island of Lesbos have declared that they alone have the right to call themselves lesbians, and yesterday launched a legal action against the Greek Gay and Lesbian Union (Olke) designed to wrest back control of the word from aficionados of Sapphic luuurv.

I think Lesbians have every right to their own name.  But they’ve had it for quite some time, thousands of years even!  So why are they waiting until now?  According to the complaint:
…the “seizure” of the island’s name is responsible for the “psychological and moral rape” of true lesbians…
That is some rhetoric!  Personally, I’m of the opinion the statute of limitations is out on this case.  If they can mount a better argument I’ll take it into consideration.  I sure would hate for American to become some title for some other sexual orientation, even if it was my own!  It would just be wrong I say, wrong!
But I don’t think they have much of a case.  I do like the article’s suggestion though:
Greek lesbians in future call themselves Sapphists; True lesbians call themselves Mytilenians, after the capital Mytilene…
Sapphists>Lesbians.  
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