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Sapphism (adj. sapphic) is a {{retool}} term that refers to women who have romantic and/or sexual attraction to other women. What separates sapphism from [[UsefulNotes/{{Homosexual}} lesbianism]] is inclusivity. Specifically, sapphic is an adjective that includes not only lesbians, but [[UsefulNotes/{{Bisexual}} bisexual]], pansexual, and [[UsefulNotes/RomanticOrientation homo/bi/pan-romantic]] [[Main/{{Asexuality}} asexual]] women as well. Some definitions include non-binary transgender individuals.

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Sapphism (adj. sapphic) is a {{retool}} term that refers to women who have romantic and/or sexual attraction to other women. What separates sapphism from [[UsefulNotes/{{Homosexual}} lesbianism]] is inclusivity. Specifically, sapphic is an adjective that includes not only lesbians, but [[UsefulNotes/{{Bisexual}} bisexual]], pansexual, and [[UsefulNotes/RomanticOrientation homo/bi/pan-romantic]] [[Main/{{Asexuality}} asexual]] women women, as well. Some definitions include well some non-binary transgender individuals.


Sapphism (adj. sapphic) is a {{retool}} term that refers to women (cis or trans) and femme non-binaries who have romantic and/or sexual attraction to other women and femme non-binaries. What separates sapphism from [[UsefulNotes/{{Homosexual}} lesbianism]] is inclusivity. Specifically, sapphic is an adjective that includes not only lesbians, but [[UsefulNotes/{{Bisexual}} bisexual]], pansexual, and [[UsefulNotes/RomanticOrientation homo/bi/pan-romantic]] [[Main/{{Asexuality}} asexual]] women as well.

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Sapphism (adj. sapphic) is a {{retool}} term that refers to women (cis or trans) and femme non-binaries who have romantic and/or sexual attraction to other women and femme non-binaries.women. What separates sapphism from [[UsefulNotes/{{Homosexual}} lesbianism]] is inclusivity. Specifically, sapphic is an adjective that includes not only lesbians, but [[UsefulNotes/{{Bisexual}} bisexual]], pansexual, and [[UsefulNotes/RomanticOrientation homo/bi/pan-romantic]] [[Main/{{Asexuality}} asexual]] women as well.
well. Some definitions include non-binary transgender individuals.



Usage of the term has gained popularity in progressive and LGBTQ spaces, especially as a less gender-restricted term. Many [[UsefulNotes/{{Transgender}} transgender]] people prefer to use the terminology to describe themselves if they identify as wholly or partially female. In this way, they can escape a lot of the excessively-gendered tropes attached to the term, such as ButchLesbian and LipstickLesbian.

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Usage of the term has gained popularity in progressive and LGBTQ spaces, especially as a less gender-restricted term. Many [[UsefulNotes/{{Transgender}} transgender]] UsefulNotes/{{transgender}} people prefer to use the terminology to describe themselves if they identify as wholly or partially female.female and/or non-binary. In this way, they can escape a lot of the excessively-gendered tropes attached to the term, such as ButchLesbian and LipstickLesbian.


Sapphism (adj. sapphic) is a {{retool}} term that refers to women who have romantic and/or sexual attraction to other women. What separates sapphism from [[UsefulNotes/{{Homosexual}} lesbianism]] is inclusivity. Specifically, sapphic is an adjective that includes not only lesbians, but [[UsefulNotes/{{Bisexual}} bisexual]], pansexual, and [[UsefulNotes/RomanticOrientation homo/bi/pan-romantic]] [[Main/{{Asexuality}} asexual]] women as well.

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Sapphism (adj. sapphic) is a {{retool}} term that refers to women (cis or trans) and femme non-binaries who have romantic and/or sexual attraction to other women.women and femme non-binaries. What separates sapphism from [[UsefulNotes/{{Homosexual}} lesbianism]] is inclusivity. Specifically, sapphic is an adjective that includes not only lesbians, but [[UsefulNotes/{{Bisexual}} bisexual]], pansexual, and [[UsefulNotes/RomanticOrientation homo/bi/pan-romantic]] [[Main/{{Asexuality}} asexual]] women as well.


In general, the term is also used to avoid attachment to scores of previous organizations and movements that have flavored and defined what it [[Main/NoTrueScotsman truly means]] to be "lesbian" or woman who likes women.

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In general, the term is also used to avoid attachment to scores of previous organizations and movements that have flavored and defined what it [[Main/NoTrueScotsman truly means]] to be "lesbian" or a woman who likes women.


Sapphism (adj. sapphic) is a {{retool}} term that refers to women who have romantic and/or sexual attraction to other women. What separates sapphism from [[UsefulNotes/{{Homosexual}} lesbianism]] is inclusivity. Specifically, sapphic is an adjective that includes not only lesbians, but [[UsefulNotes/{{Bisexual}} bisexual]], pansexual, and [[UsefulNotes/RomanticOrientation homo/bi/pan-romantic]] [[Main/Asexuality asexual]] women as well.

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Sapphism (adj. sapphic) is a {{retool}} term that refers to women who have romantic and/or sexual attraction to other women. What separates sapphism from [[UsefulNotes/{{Homosexual}} lesbianism]] is inclusivity. Specifically, sapphic is an adjective that includes not only lesbians, but [[UsefulNotes/{{Bisexual}} bisexual]], pansexual, and [[UsefulNotes/RomanticOrientation homo/bi/pan-romantic]] [[Main/Asexuality [[Main/{{Asexuality}} asexual]] women as well.


Sapphism (adj. sapphic) is a {{retool}} term that refers to women who have romantic and/or sexual attraction to other women. What separates sapphism from [[UsefulNotes/{{Homosexual}} lesbianism]] is inclusivity. Specifically, sapphic is an adjective that includes not only lesbians, but [[UsefulNotes/{{Bisexual}} bisexual]], pansexual, and [[UsefulNotes/RomanticOrientation homo/bi/pan-romantic]] asexual women as well.

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Sapphism (adj. sapphic) is a {{retool}} term that refers to women who have romantic and/or sexual attraction to other women. What separates sapphism from [[UsefulNotes/{{Homosexual}} lesbianism]] is inclusivity. Specifically, sapphic is an adjective that includes not only lesbians, but [[UsefulNotes/{{Bisexual}} bisexual]], pansexual, and [[UsefulNotes/RomanticOrientation homo/bi/pan-romantic]] asexual [[Main/Asexuality asexual]] women as well.


Usage of the term has gained popularity in progressive or LGBTQ spaces, especially as a less gender-restricted term. Many [[UsefulNotes/{{Transgender}} transgender]] people prefer to use the terminology to describe themselves if they identify as wholly or partially female. In this way, they can escape a lot of the excessively-gendered tropes attached to the term, such as ButchLesbian and LipstickLesbian.

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Usage of the term has gained popularity in progressive or and LGBTQ spaces, especially as a less gender-restricted term. Many [[UsefulNotes/{{Transgender}} transgender]] people prefer to use the terminology to describe themselves if they identify as wholly or partially female. In this way, they can escape a lot of the excessively-gendered tropes attached to the term, such as ButchLesbian and LipstickLesbian.


Usage of the term has gained popularity on progressive or LGBTQ spaces, especially as a less gender-restricted term. Many [[UsefulNotes/{{Transgender}} transgender]] people prefer to use the terminology to describe themselves if they identify as wholly or partially female. In this way, they can escape a lot of the excessively-gendered tropes attached to the term, such as ButchLesbian and LipstickLesbian.

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Usage of the term has gained popularity on in progressive or LGBTQ spaces, especially as a less gender-restricted term. Many [[UsefulNotes/{{Transgender}} transgender]] people prefer to use the terminology to describe themselves if they identify as wholly or partially female. In this way, they can escape a lot of the excessively-gendered tropes attached to the term, such as ButchLesbian and LipstickLesbian.


In general, the term is also used to avoid attachment to scores of previous organizations and movements that have flavored and defined what it [[Main/NoTrueScotsman truly means]] a "lesbian" or woman who likes women.

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In general, the term is also used to avoid attachment to scores of previous organizations and movements that have flavored and defined what it [[Main/NoTrueScotsman truly means]] a to be "lesbian" or woman who likes women.


Sapphism (adj. sapphic) is a {{retool}} term that refers to women who have romantic and/or sexual attraction to other women. What separates sapphism from [[UsefulNotes/{{Homosexual}} lesbianism]] is inclusivity. Specifically, sapphic is an adjective that includes not only lesbians, but [[UsefulNotes/{{Bisexual}} bisexual]], pansexual, and [[UsefulNotes/RomanticOrientation homo/bi/pan-romantic]] asexual women as well

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Sapphism (adj. sapphic) is a {{retool}} term that refers to women who have romantic and/or sexual attraction to other women. What separates sapphism from [[UsefulNotes/{{Homosexual}} lesbianism]] is inclusivity. Specifically, sapphic is an adjective that includes not only lesbians, but [[UsefulNotes/{{Bisexual}} bisexual]], pansexual, and [[UsefulNotes/RomanticOrientation homo/bi/pan-romantic]] asexual women as well
well.


Sapphism (adj. sapphic) is a {{retool}} term that refers to women who have romantic and/or sexual attraction to other women. What separates sapphism from [[{{UsefulNotes/Homosexual}} lesbian]] is inclusivity. Specifically, sapphic is an adjective that includes not only lesbians, but [[{{UsefulNotes/Bisexual}} bisexual]], pansexual, and [[{{UsefulNotes/RomanticOrientation}} homo/bi/pan-romantic]] asexual women as well

The term comes from famous Greek poet {{Creator/Sappho}} who kept a cadre of women she admired and loved with her on the island of Lesbos. Using the term sapphic in communication is useful to reduce presumptive errors about another person, both in sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Sapphism (adj. sapphic) is a {{retool}} term that refers to women who have romantic and/or sexual attraction to other women. What separates sapphism from [[{{UsefulNotes/Homosexual}} lesbian]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Homosexual}} lesbianism]] is inclusivity. Specifically, sapphic is an adjective that includes not only lesbians, but [[{{UsefulNotes/Bisexual}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Bisexual}} bisexual]], pansexual, and [[{{UsefulNotes/RomanticOrientation}} [[UsefulNotes/RomanticOrientation homo/bi/pan-romantic]] asexual women as well

The term comes from famous Greek poet {{Creator/Sappho}} Creator/{{Sappho}} who kept a cadre of women she admired and loved with her on the island of Lesbos. Using the term sapphic in communication is useful to reduce presumptive errors about another person, both in sexual orientation and gender identity.



In general, the term is also used to avoid attachment to scores of previous organizations and movements that have flavored and defined what it [[Main/NoTrueScotsman truly means]] a "lesbian" or woman who likes women.

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In general, the term is also used to avoid attachment to scores of previous organizations and movements that have flavored and defined what it [[Main/NoTrueScotsman truly means]] a "lesbian" or woman who likes women.women.
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Sapphism (adj. sapphic) is a {{retool} term that refers to women who have romantic and/or sexual attraction to other women. What separates sapphism from [[{{UsefulNotes/Homosexual}} lesbian]] is inclusivity. Specifically, sapphic is an adjective that includes not only lesbians, but [[{{UsefulNotes/Bisexual}} bisexual]], pansexual, and [[{{UsefulNotes/RomanticOrientation}} homo/bi/pan-romantic]] asexual women as well

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Sapphism (adj. sapphic) is a {{retool} {{retool}} term that refers to women who have romantic and/or sexual attraction to other women. What separates sapphism from [[{{UsefulNotes/Homosexual}} lesbian]] is inclusivity. Specifically, sapphic is an adjective that includes not only lesbians, but [[{{UsefulNotes/Bisexual}} bisexual]], pansexual, and [[{{UsefulNotes/RomanticOrientation}} homo/bi/pan-romantic]] asexual women as well


Sapphism (adj. sapphic) refers to a broad category of women who have romantic and/or sexual attraction to other women. What separates sapphism from [[{{UsefulNotes/Homosexual}} lesbian]] is inclusivity. Specifically, sapphic is an adjective that includes not only lesbians, but [[{{UsefulNotes/Bisexual}} bisexual]], pansexual, and [[{{UsefulNotes/RomanticOrientation}} homo/bi/pan-romantic]] asexual women as well. It is essentially a {{retool}} of terminology for women who like women.

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Sapphism (adj. sapphic) is a {{retool} term that refers to a broad category of women who have romantic and/or sexual attraction to other women. What separates sapphism from [[{{UsefulNotes/Homosexual}} lesbian]] is inclusivity. Specifically, sapphic is an adjective that includes not only lesbians, but [[{{UsefulNotes/Bisexual}} bisexual]], pansexual, and [[{{UsefulNotes/RomanticOrientation}} homo/bi/pan-romantic]] asexual women as well. It is essentially a {{retool}} of terminology for women who like women.
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