Skip to comments.What part of 'gay' don't they understand? (lesbian angry that men like watching her kiss girlfriend)
Posted on 10/04/2004 7:31:17 AM PDT by dead
Nadine Davidoff has had enough of men assuming that what gay women really want is a bloke.
When you see two girls walking down the street arm in arm there are a few of safe assumptions you could make about the scene; either the girls are friends or they are gay - they could even be partners. However, a certain subset of heterosexual men inexplicably arrive at a completely different conclusion: that the girls are putting on this display for their benefit and that they secretly want the men to join in the fun.
Who knows where this misconception comes from? Centuries of male privilege perhaps; a notion that everything in this world is created for their enjoyment? But this is the post-feminist age and men have long since ceased to be our supreme rulers. Which poses the question: what part of the word "gay" do these men not understand?
We are not helped, of course, by the likes of Madonna and Britney Spears, who recently engaged in a tongue-twister for precisely the purpose of revving up heterosexual men. I am sure they enjoyed themselves (well, Britney surely did) but did they realise that this wanton publicity stunt trivialises and misrepresents every genuine display of affection between lesbian women?
A case in point; one warm Sunday afternoon, I was walking along Bondi Beach hand-in-hand with my girlfriend. Deep in conversation, we suddenly became aware of a fat, hairy man barrelling towards us with his arms outstretched. "How 'bout a threesome ladies?" he leered as he attempted to enfold us in a group hug. It didn't take us very long to come up with an appropriate response to this invasion, and we promptly told the fool to bugger off. But sometimes, it's a little bit more tricky.
For example, my girlfriend dropped me off at yoga one evening, and as we parted, she gave me a quick kiss goodbye. "Nice kiss, girls," drawled a male member of the class as he stepped into the room. As I followed him into a quiet candlelit studio with members of the class already deep into their postures, it didn't seem quite right to ruin the serenity with a loud four-letter word.
It does help though, to have your mother on hand. Strolling past Ravesi's in Bondi one hot afternoon (yes, hand-in-hand with my girl) the hairy boofheads spilling out of every open window could not contain their excitement, and proceeded to hassle us with catcalls and whistles. By now, quite used to this graceless display, we walked blithely on. Not so my mother, for whom this was a new experience. "What's wrong with you all?" she scolded as she turned to face them. "They're not doing it for your benefit."
I have never seen a bunch of men sink faster into their beers. Clearly, if there's one thing heterosexual men are still afraid of, it's their mothers.
Totally. You know they love the attention.
You DON'T want to see them.
Do you think that if you act like a slut in public you are going to be treated like a slut? What do you expect!
I think we need visual confirmation for the article's claim...in the name of good journalism of course, anything less would be uncivilized.
I'm a lesbian in a man's body....
These ladies need to be more open minded, men have needs, and lesbians and men are just made to be together....
You need some really good pictures!
This is hilarious.
I can picture the barrel shaped guy. Probably a version of everyone's brother-in-law.
It's a rip-off, the article doesn't have any pictures except an unrelated ad.
This funny in the eye-rolling ironic sense. Guys are hardwired to view women sexually. It takes a lot of work to subjugate the sex-obsessed 14 year old mindset. Certain women, however, are still shocked to find that the way they dress, speak and act can release that mindset within some men in heartbeat.
Get a room.
I'm sure the mental images everyone on this thread appears to be having about this girl and her girlfriend are a bit off the mark. But I admit, I like it when lesbians get angry!
I am a woman, and I would like male Freepers to explain to me why they enjoy seeing women having sex. I love the bodies of men but I don't enjoy seeing male gays do it. Is it even possible to explain these pre-verbal reactions using words, or is it like describing color to a blind man?
Which, fortunately, is absolutely all the time.
Women don't understand: There is a whole host of things they can do to make themselves participants in a man's fantasy and their willingness to be in it isn't one of them.
Conventional wisdom is that two REAL lesbians, one is good looking and the other looks like she was hit by a truck.
The writer should pick up a minging girlfriend so she isn't troubled anymore.
actually conventional wisdom says that two REAL lesbians are ugly, fat, flannel wearing man haters.
>However, a certain subset of heterosexual men inexplicably arrive at a completely different conclusion: that the girls are putting on this display for their benefit and that they secretly want the men to join in the fun.<
Uh, are these Aussie women so dense as to think, when they act out a common male sexual fantasy in public that they won't have a bunch of randy males making comments or worse?
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