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21st Century Lesbian Trailer Trash

These are the mad musings of a middle aged woman, dyke, nurse, poet. I have a dog, a cat, a mobile home, and delusions of grandeur.

Location: California, United States

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Glad to be a Lesbo

Reaching far into the dim recesses of time, I remember reading once that one needs to enumerate the negative in any argument before illuminating the positive. So let me start there:

Reasons to not be a dyke:
1. Double the possibility of strangling on pantyhose drying on the shower rod.
2. You can't say "You have to take out the trash and mow the lawn. That's the man's job.
3. Fights over who gets to be Butch for a Day.
4. You're always on time for everything because there is never a driver who will not stop to ask for directions.
5. You're always late for everything because, in your household, you cannot even make a shopping list without processing.

Reasons I'm glad I'm a dyke anyway:
1. I was born the quintessential ball buster. I couldn't tolerate the need to check myself on a daily basis for fear of shattering his fragile male ego.
2. Women are prettier than men. Usually.
3. I can have a wife instead of trying to be a wife and a career woman.
4. If your partner is hogging the covers, it's easier to get your fair share back in the middle of the night.
5. I don't have to think about stuff like this:

Manly man? Girly man? Oh, man!

By Daniel B. Wood Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

...Yet another redefinition of masculinity seems to be in order - and it seems to involve a return to a fork in the road, say several new books.

"We are seeing a lot of books and articles by men [saying] they feel confident with a return to older, more traditional roles," says Elayne Rapping, a cultural sociologist at the State University of New York at Buffalo. "Reactionary" and "backlash" are terms that figure into her description of the new quest for gender clarity.

...the new clarion call is for a more measured, less macho masculinity than Mr. Bly's wild swampster, and less girly man than ABC's string of overweening "Bachelor" options. The shelves seem to say, "take back some of the male assertiveness you lost, and drop the 'wipe-your-feet-here' end off the emotional sensitivity meter."

Yuk! Who cares?

Kinja, the weblog guide


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