Skip to comments.Gender Blender: Adolescent Girls and 'Heteroflexibility'
Posted on 02/09/2004 12:27:36 PM PST by DemWatch
Back rubs, slumber parties, holding hands, and playing with each others hair: This is all typical teenage girl behavior. While boys tend to rough-house, girls tend to be more affectionate. Its always been innocent.
Until now, that is, writes Washington Post writer Laura Sessions Stepp. Nowadays, sexual preference is a shifting concept among adolescent girls, and in our sex-charged culture affectionate behavior between girls has gone well beyond childs play.
Its hard to tell whether these girls are acting on attraction or are simply vying for attention. For example, in one Washington, D.C., private school, a group of girls charged boys $10 to watch girls make out. In the protean world of young female sexuality, where all forms of expression are modeled, Stepp writes, nothing is certain. As one Brown University female said, I like women only right now, but who knows where Ill be in 25 years?
Researchers say this malleability of female sexuality is to be expected. Lisa Diamond of the University of Utah conducted a longitudinal study of women ages 16 to 23 who were attracted to other women and found that over eight years, two-thirds of them changed labels from unlabeled to bisexual, lesbian to bisexual. One professor concluded, there are multiple pathways to homosexuality.
On one level, this phenomenon among young women is about the growing acceptance of homosexuality and how that affects them. When the Edmund Burke School in Washington, D.C., held a diversity day, students gathered in a circle and were asked to step into the middle if they described themselves as homosexual. No students stepped forward. Then they were asked to step forward if they thought of themselves as bisexual, and of the sixty students present, fifteen stepped forward, including eleven girls.
In the world of adolescence, young people are pursuing acceptance. Whoever likes me, I like them, said one high-school girl. Most of these girls arent gay, said another. Theyre just doing it because their friends are doing it.
These girls say they dont know what they are and dont need to know, writes Stepp. Adolescence and young adulthood is a time for exploration . . . That statement gets closer to the heart of the matter: They dont know, and in schools and in popular cultureBritney Spears kissing Madonnatheyre encouraged to try it all.
Todays sexually charged culture treats the options of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered as all equal, all accepted choices. So when a girl hugs another girl, she may wonder if shes lesbian or shy away from once-innocent behavior for fear of being thought lesbian. Add to that the possibility that girls may be reacting to bad experiences with boys, and we have complete confusion.
Adolescents are being bombarded by messages from media, peers, and schools. The most detrimental message is anything goeseverythings legitimate. We need to encourage kids like never before that God designed them in His image, and He has a specific design for our relationships. They dont have to try out everything, only to be left in the end with nothing.
I find the whole trend unfortunate, but look on the bright side:
Homosexuality is a lifestyle choice.
They aren't born that way.
It's curable, through time, growth, or therapy.
It's an expression of un-formed, immature or damaged sexuality.
Homosexuality should not be codified by law. It's an aberration. It's a bad choice.
It used to be that parents recognized the threat deviancy posed to their children, but the high priests of the nightly news have dictated that is "intolerant."
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Lesbians Until Graduation.
Is it just me or is the thought of a school making someone declare sexual-related aspects about themselves incredibly fascistic, even setting aside that youngsters may not be fully certain?
In related news, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 was observed, centered in a churchyard in Beaconsfield.
As the left has fallen so far out-of-favor with the sheeple they have to start all over again with "well, Homer, if it's okay for two girls to get it on, what's the difference when two boys want to get it on??"
Hoping to find dimwitted hormone ravished boys to sell the homosexuality myth to...
Speaking as a now happily married man; I can state unequivately that their thoughts are very well founded. Name the #1 male fantasy..... uh-huh ...
Is it just me or is the thought of a school making someone declare sexual-related aspects about themselves incredibly fascistic,
I bet Edmund Burke is rolling over in his grave.
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