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Gender Blender: Adolescent Girls and 'Heteroflexibility'
BreakPoint ^ | Feb. 9, 2004 | Charles Colson

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. It’s 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 child’s play.

It’s 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 I’ll 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 aren’t gay,” said another. “They’re just doing it because their friends are doing it.”

“These girls say they don’t know what they are and don’t 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 don’t know, and in schools and in popular culture—Britney Spears kissing Madonna—they’re encouraged to try it all.

Today’s 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 she’s 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 goes—everything’s 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 don’t have to try out everything, only to be left in the end with nothing.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: achoicenotgenetic; adolescent; charlescolson; culturewar; declineandfalliv; gays; gender; girls; hedonists; homosexual; homosexualagenda; homosexualchoice; indoctrination; lesbian; libertines; mtv; permissivesociety; prisoners; promiscuity; sexualdeviants; sexualizingchildren; teensex
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1 posted on 02/09/2004 12:27:39 PM PST by DemWatch
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To: DemWatch
We've known this all for years. What's new?
2 posted on 02/09/2004 12:30:06 PM PST by GigaDittos (Bumper sticker: "Vote Democrat, it's easier than getting a job.")
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To: DemWatch
As one Brown University female said, “I like women only right now, but who knows where I’ll be in 25 years?”

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.

3 posted on 02/09/2004 12:33:41 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (You can see it coming like a train on a track)
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To: DemWatch
The homosexuals haved used the fact that your private parts don't care who is touching them to recruit young people for a long time.

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."

4 posted on 02/09/2004 12:36:02 PM PST by hopespringseternal
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To: DemWatch
What proportion of these girls are from lefty families in blue states? Interesting how left wing ideology contains itself by decreasing the fertility of its adherents.
5 posted on 02/09/2004 12:36:33 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: DemWatch
we used to call them LUGs (Lesbian Until Graduation) Combine lack of parental guidance with the hypersexuality thrown at children by the media, and is this really any suprise?
6 posted on 02/09/2004 12:40:46 PM PST by plastic_positive
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To: little jeremiah; scripter; ArGee; lentulusgracchus; Bryan; MeekOneGOP
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7 posted on 02/09/2004 12:41:04 PM PST by EdReform (Free Republic - Now more than ever! Thank you for your support!)
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To: DemWatch
aka...LUG's

Lesbians Until Graduation.

8 posted on 02/09/2004 12:42:02 PM PST by Khurkris (Ranger On...)
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To: DemWatch
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.

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?

9 posted on 02/09/2004 12:42:12 PM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: Brad's Gramma
Do you have any kitchen utensils you wish to share?! ;o)
10 posted on 02/09/2004 12:42:56 PM PST by EdReform (Free Republic - Now more than ever! Thank you for your support!)
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To: DemWatch
In many cases it's because they think it will make guys like them better.
11 posted on 02/09/2004 12:43:03 PM PST by Dr. Frank fan
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To: EdReform
Certainly! We have knives, we have ELECTRIC knives, we have all SORTS of wonderful implements.

Gramps even has some serious tools in the garage, if need be.

I think we should invite him AND his perverted friends over. While we're at it, heck...two for the price of one.
12 posted on 02/09/2004 12:45:55 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Pray for America and Israel)
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To: DemWatch
When the Edmund Burke School in Washington, D.C., held a “diversity day,”

In related news, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 was observed, centered in a churchyard in Beaconsfield.

13 posted on 02/09/2004 12:48:28 PM PST by MediaMole (There's no problem that can't be solved with a bottle of Jack Daniels and a pistol.)
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To: DemWatch
Four out of seven judges can't be wrong.
14 posted on 02/09/2004 12:49:25 PM PST by pabianice
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To: DemWatch; billbears; 4ConservativeJustices; stainlessbanner
See, history is repeating itself from the '60s and '70s with the feminist movement.

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...

15 posted on 02/09/2004 12:49:59 PM PST by Ff--150 (OutYourBellyLivingWaters)
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To: Dr. Frank fan
In many cases it's because they think it will make guys like them better.

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 ...

16 posted on 02/09/2004 12:51:01 PM PST by Hodar (With Rights, comes Responsibilities. Don't assume one, without assuming the other.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Very well put. This isn't good news for the Gay lobby. They've maintained for years that homosexuality is genetic; but how can it be genetic of so many women are making statements like “I like women only right now, but who knows where I’ll be in 25 years?”? Bisexuals in general pose a problem for the Gay lobby. In a lot of gay groups they're merely tolerated; in others, they're unwanted.
17 posted on 02/09/2004 12:58:09 PM PST by Redcloak (Mirab, his sails unfurled.)
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To: Unam Sanctam
Especially surprising considering it was the "Edmund Burke School".
18 posted on 02/09/2004 12:58:36 PM PST by Paul_B
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To: Unam Sanctam; rmlew
"When the Edmund Burke School in Washington, D.C.,"

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.

19 posted on 02/09/2004 1:00:31 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: DemWatch

20 posted on 02/09/2004 1:02:11 PM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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