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Older women urged to become lesbians
The Mercury.au ^ | 10aug03 | Nikki Voss and Nicole Cox

Posted on 08/09/2003 11:54:35 PM PDT by scripter

AUSTRALIA'S leading relationship counselling body is urging lonely older single women to become lesbians.

Relationships Australia spokesman Jack Carney said men's shorter life spans, and their pursuit of much younger women, meant women in their twilight years were often forced to turn to other women for love and companionship.

Mr Carney said the government-funded support group encouraged older women to explore lesbian relationships, which were seen as more nurturing and emotionally supportive.

Older women were even pooling their resources to buy property and making pacts to form couples if they did not find a male partner by a certain age, he said.

"As they get over 60, opportunities to get a man diminish substantially. Men marry younger women and they die about eight years younger, so there is a real male shortage," Mr Carney said.


"And as women get even older it gets much worse, so we ask them to entertain the idea of lesbian relationships."

Australian Pensioner and Superannuants League secretary Yvonne Zardini said she was aware of more women moving in together in old age.

"You notice it more where women are sharing houses, but I never ask exactly what the nature of their arrangements are, but it wouldn't surprise me (if they were in same-sex relationships). Loneliness can be a terrible thing when you are older," she said.

Myra Flynn, from support group Older Dykes, said some older women "defaulted" to lesbian relationships because of a lack of men.

Others had struck up relationships with men in the 1950s and 60s only because they could not be open about their sexuality, or they wanted a child.

"It's becoming more common and I've noticed a growing trend in bisexuality," she said.

The Matrix Guild, a Victorian support group for lesbian women aged over 40, refused to comment on the Relationships Australia advice.

Census 2001 statistics show older members of society are adopting the divorce trend and are leaving life-long partners, some even in their 80s.

Mr Carney said that despite the encouragement for women to "explore other options", married and miserable was still better than alone and free, unless there was abuse.

"The best thing you can do is stay married if you want to live longer," Mr Carney said.

"When I talk to other counsellors, they are seeing many more older people coming in, but we try to tell them to stick with it. Divorce is like amputation."

Founded in 1948 as the Marriage Guidance Council, Relationships Australia is a non-profit counselling organisation funded by both the Federal and State Governments.

In response to the pensioner stampede to the divorce courts, Relationships Australia has launched two courses on how to start again in relationships in old age.


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AUSTRALIA'S leading relationship counselling body is urging lonely older single women to become lesbians.

That would make it a choice.

1 posted on 08/09/2003 11:54:35 PM PDT by scripter
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2 posted on 08/09/2003 11:55:27 PM PDT by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle.)
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To: scripter
Why not become wallaby's?
3 posted on 08/10/2003 12:00:43 AM PDT by rockfish59
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To: rockfish59
Hey, if they can become lesbians they can become straight. Whoops.
4 posted on 08/10/2003 12:03:25 AM PDT by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle.)
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To: scripter
That would make it a choice.....cold day in HELL!
5 posted on 08/10/2003 12:05:21 AM PDT by GrandMoM ("Vengeance is Mine , I will repay," says the Lord.)
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To: scripter
"That would make it a choice."

That's right! Let's give 'em a slogan for their "voluntary lesbianism" campaign. How about...

A Choice Not A Chromo!

6 posted on 08/10/2003 12:17:31 AM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: GrandMoM
I'm very glad to hear it, GrandMom! :-) I'm outta here for the night.
7 posted on 08/10/2003 12:18:30 AM PDT by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle.)
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To: scripter
Just when I thought the world could not possibly get anymore shameful...my oh my....sickening.

Australian government funded anarchy....absolutely amazing.

8 posted on 08/10/2003 12:35:55 AM PDT by I got the rope
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To: scripter
Just when I thought the world could not possibly get anymore shameful...my oh my....sickening.

Australian government funded anarchy....absolutely amazing.

9 posted on 08/10/2003 12:37:10 AM PDT by I got the rope
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To: scripter
Better start building more Episcopalian churches down under.
10 posted on 08/10/2003 1:00:23 AM PDT by auntdot
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To: scripter
Born again lesbianism
11 posted on 08/10/2003 1:09:30 AM PDT by beaversmom (Celebrating May 5th and all days with an American Flag)
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To: scripter
That would make it a choice.

Gay men are the ones who usually say it's biological/not a choice.

Lesbians are actually much more likely to support of the idea of "choice."

12 posted on 08/10/2003 1:19:29 AM PDT by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: Bonaparte
Hmmm, Phyllis would not be pleased, and well, uhm, I hear an echo... wait that's AuH2O stirring...
13 posted on 08/10/2003 1:28:05 AM PDT by bd476
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To: I got the rope
Just when I thought the world could not possibly get anymore shameful...my oh my....sickening.

Well, I've got news for you. Most heterosexual men find nothing wrong with lesbianism as long as the females are reasonably attractive. Unfotunately, most dykes look like old dykes.

14 posted on 08/10/2003 1:29:25 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (Plus de fromage, s'il vous plait...)
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To: auntdot
Yep. And give them a 'roo' pouch in which to place their fancy.
15 posted on 08/10/2003 1:40:47 AM PDT by joanil
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To: scripter
Can't keep sex out of it can they.

The idea isn't ever going to go over with us Conservative Catholics.
(I think I can speak for others)
Nothing wrong having companions but not going to cozy up with any of them.
One thing I enjoy about getting older is the freedom of being single and personally sex isn't a priority.

I do however enjoy men as eye candy. And not wrinkled over the hill ones.

Lonely get a pet.
16 posted on 08/10/2003 2:10:56 AM PDT by oceanperch (optional,printed after your name on post)
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To: scripter
This woman has a lot of nerve to imply that older women who are roommates are likely having a same-sex relationship. There are many good reasons for an older woman to have a roommate, such as greater financial and personal security.
17 posted on 08/10/2003 2:14:53 AM PDT by LPStar
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To: scripter
Myra Flynn, from support group Older Dykes, said some older women "defaulted" to lesbian relationships because of a lack of men.

Yep. The lesbian herself says it is a choice. Apparently the government is recruiting for them down under too.

18 posted on 08/10/2003 2:17:54 AM PDT by TigersEye (If you haven't read Coulter you don't know Joe!)
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To: scripter

19 posted on 08/10/2003 2:20:56 AM PDT by Aeronaut (In my humble opinion, the new expression for backing down from a fight should be called 'frenching')
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To: LPStar
It's not just nerve it is a deliberate attempt to blur the truth. The more this is publicized the more young people with skulls full of mush will believe that every pair or group of older women living together are lesbeans. It helps their agenda by making it seem like there are more of them and it fractionalizes society more.
20 posted on 08/10/2003 2:24:43 AM PDT by TigersEye (If you haven't read Coulter you don't know Joe!)
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To: LPStar
Just one more type of friendship to pervert.

Plain stupid.
21 posted on 08/10/2003 2:34:18 AM PDT by oceanperch (optional,printed after your name on post)
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To: Aeronaut
Seeing her pic would make any lesbian want to go straight. UGLY MUGSHOT!!
22 posted on 08/10/2003 4:49:36 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Clone Ann Coulter, the woman sent by God)
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To: Aeronaut

23 posted on 08/10/2003 4:54:02 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: scripter
...support group Older Dykes

And the athletic support group Older Dykes on Bikes. :~)

24 posted on 08/10/2003 5:04:17 AM PDT by verity
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To: verity
Ah, the secret is out. GAYS SOLICIT!!!!!!!

Why does a female/female relationship have to TURN sexual "TO BE"???

These folks are screwed up in their heads and this is a good showing of it.

25 posted on 08/10/2003 5:36:51 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: verity
ODOT

Not the Oregon Department of Transportation, but Older Dykes on Trykes!
26 posted on 08/10/2003 6:29:11 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (I think the Americans are serious. Bush is not like Clinton. I think this is the end," said Uday)
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To: scripter
Around the world and down under, the predator homosexuals never miss an opportunity to recruit from the crib to the nursing home.
27 posted on 08/10/2003 6:30:31 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (I think the Americans are serious. Bush is not like Clinton. I think this is the end," said Uday)
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To: scripter
Believe it or not, I actually had someone say something to me like this recently. She accused me of having a "victim mentality" and asked me if it wouldn't be better to be involved with another woman than to remain single. I was absolutely floored.
28 posted on 08/10/2003 6:33:34 AM PDT by independentmind
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To: Grampa Dave
And the Aged Dyke Ballroom Dancing Club the Waltzing Matildas.
29 posted on 08/10/2003 6:34:47 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Official New Mexican Disruptor of the Lone Star Chat Thread)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
This would be hard to put on a bumper sticker or on the back of a wheel chair.

Aged Dyke Ballroom Dancing Club the Waltzing Matildas!

30 posted on 08/10/2003 6:36:51 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (I think the Americans are serious. Bush is not like Clinton. I think this is the end," said Uday)
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To: scripter
That would make it a choice.

It's not just a choice, it's a religion.

It's a war for the hearts and minds. Kids use it like they used to use drugs.

31 posted on 08/10/2003 6:37:32 AM PDT by af_vet_1981
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To: Grampa Dave
Its still better than All Your Old Dykes Are Belong to Us.
32 posted on 08/10/2003 6:40:24 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Official New Mexican Disruptor of the Lone Star Chat Thread)
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To: oceanperch
The idea isn't ever going to go over with us Conservative Catholics.
(I think I can speak for others)

You can indeed, sir!

I second your suggestion on pets. You can't find a more loyal companion than a dog.

33 posted on 08/10/2003 6:40:54 AM PDT by The Iguana
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To: scripter
This is just incredible. I know of several women over 60 who end up sharing a home or apartment because, A: their husbands have passed away, B: it saves them money, C: provides them companionship. Surely this idiot isn't suggestion that women who live together for these reasons *must* be lesbians? What about younger women who share an apartment, etc. Talk about an article that is riddled with gay agenda inconsistency... Believe it or not, women *can* live together and NOT be lesbians. Sheesh. Seems to me the lesbian definition is becoming more and more broad.
34 posted on 08/10/2003 6:41:48 AM PDT by rintense
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To: Tijeras_Slim
A fellow that I know had an uncle who moved to one of the Sun City, Arizona Retirement Homes after his wife died a few years ago.

This uncle was a very handsome WWII pilot, whose wife became sexless the last years of her life.

The old guy went on Viagra to satisfy all of the horney women at the home. He died a few months ago with a big smile on his face.
35 posted on 08/10/2003 6:46:17 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (I think the Americans are serious. Bush is not like Clinton. I think this is the end," said Uday)
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To: scripter
Now I'm confused...I thought the government was supposed to be OUT of the bedroom. Let me get this straight-it's okay so long as it's promoting perverted conduct, but not okay if it's trying to prohibit it?
36 posted on 08/10/2003 6:50:24 AM PDT by Spok
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" Older women urged to become lesbians "

I wish I didn't have such a vivid image of this.

Oh isch!

37 posted on 08/10/2003 6:54:08 AM PDT by ImpBill ("You are either with US or against US!")
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To: Grampa Dave
The old guy went on Viagra to satisfy all of the horney women at the home. He died a few months ago with a big smile on his face.

My mother was recently widowed and I can tell you that she is absolutely revolted by the kind of man you have described. And it also seems that kind of man often favors women who have plenty of assets left to them by their deceased husbands. Disgusting, all around, and unbefitting to be discussed on a conservative website.

38 posted on 08/10/2003 6:56:43 AM PDT by independentmind
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"That would make it a choice."

Agreed. The many ex-homosexuals are proof that it's a choice. (See madg, it IS a choice).

National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH)



Choice4Truth

39 posted on 08/10/2003 6:58:28 AM PDT by EdReform (Support Free Republic - Become a Monthly Donor)
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To: Grampa Dave
"Around the world and down under, the predator homosexuals never miss an opportunity to recruit from the crib to the nursing home."

So true!

40 posted on 08/10/2003 7:07:45 AM PDT by EdReform (Support Free Republic - Become a Monthly Donor)
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To: independentmind
My Mother who died this past April and my Mother In Law who is 88 would have agreed with your Mother.

I posted this as a reality of what is happening in many of our retirement homes. This man never chased after nor persuaded any of the women who wanted sex with him. They came to him.

There have countless such stories posted on Free Republic. These agressive older women have apparently not decided to live as lesbians or nuns. Does ignoring that reality make it go away?
41 posted on 08/10/2003 7:13:04 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (I think the Americans are serious. Bush is not like Clinton. I think this is the end," said Uday)
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To: scripter
How can you urge anyone to change their sexual orientation? I thought you were born gay or straight. Which of course begs the proverbial question yet unaswered by the gay community, What about bi's?
42 posted on 08/10/2003 7:13:49 AM PDT by FrdmLvr ("No more is the image of America one of strong, yet benevolent peacekeeper.)
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To: scripter

If a geezerette saw this pic while having hot flashes, could they be mistaken for the "hots"? Inquiring minds want to know.

43 posted on 08/10/2003 7:17:05 AM PDT by putupon (Send your Credit Card # w/ exp. date to PO Box BR-549 Trailer, AR & good fortune will follow you)
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... the predator homosexuals never miss an opportunity to recruit from the crib to the nursing home.

They must recruit - they cannot breed.

44 posted on 08/10/2003 7:30:55 AM PDT by bimbo
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To: FrdmLvr
How can you urge anyone to change their sexual orientation?

Unfortunately it happens all the time. The gay agenda documents their tactics well.

I thought you were born gay or straight.

That's because the gay agenda is pushing lies. Studies indicate the major factor in determining homosexuality is environment:

There's also been thousands of gays who have left the lifestyle (or deathstyle, depending on your perspective).

Which of course begs the proverbial question yet unaswered by the gay community, What about bi's?

That is indeed a qood question. I think we've had it answered by gays on FreeRepublic but I can't remember their answer. Then again, I could be wrong and they've never answered the question.

45 posted on 08/10/2003 7:31:47 AM PDT by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle.)
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There'll be two more available lesbos for granny when Janet Reno and Donna Shalalala break up.
46 posted on 08/10/2003 7:51:15 AM PDT by AF68
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To: rintense
That's exactly what she is suggesting in the article. SICK!
47 posted on 08/10/2003 7:58:30 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: bimbo
They can't breed, and the gay men die young. The older dykes we know are often in terrible health.
48 posted on 08/10/2003 8:07:10 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (I think the Americans are serious. Bush is not like Clinton. I think this is the end," said Uday)
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Not the Oregon Department of Transportation, but Older Dykes on Trykes!

Hah!

49 posted on 08/10/2003 8:22:08 AM PDT by verity
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To: verity
Or MDOT. Mature Dykes on Trykes!
50 posted on 08/10/2003 8:28:22 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (I think the Americans are serious. Bush is not like Clinton. I think this is the end," said Uday)
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