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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

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The Middle Classization of Lesbian Life

OK. Middle classization is not a real word. But I am stunned, as I sit here this morning drinking my Les Beans Costa Rita coffee, to realize that there is an entire world of lesbians out there who would never find themselves sitting on my tin can ass front porch. They don't even have porches. They have verandahs.

That's not entirely correct because in my younger days I ended up at a few parties where I felt like I had once upon a time missed the boat and swimming to China would not get me on it.

Then I got to thinking. All of this talk about gay marriage and equal rights. There are lesbians out there who want nothing more than to be just like everyone else. Maybe I got into this lesbian thing for all of the wrong reasons. I never wanted to be like everyone else.

I always thought of lesbians as daring and different: She who dared to take the road less traveled.

Nursing is about the only thing I do that could be considered middle of the road. I wanted to grow up to be a cross between Judy Grahn and Mary Travers. I still want that.

I don't mind that people consider me eccentric. In fact, I am entertained by my eccentricities.

This is another hurried post that requires a later addition, complete with links. Because I just cannot wrap my head around this concept. I begin to feel a kinship with some of the feminists made crazy by the return to home and hearth by legions of women.



Blogger Lee said...

Maybe I got into this lesbian thing for all of the wrong reasons. I never wanted to be like everyone else.

amen sistah...:)

10:48 AM PDT  
Blogger KMae said...

Yeah I know. The concept was SO great in my 20's. Now I'm tired & broke. Never-the-less, I couldn't be a man's woman anymore. I would have more "creature comforts" & credit cards all payed for, but a woman's love is so much deeper. Esp the older I get!

1:00 PM PDT  
Blogger ~ nellenelle said...

Pammie, how about writing on those eccentricities? The minions clamour for more!

6:55 PM PDT  
Blogger El G├╝ero said...

I'm horrified, too, that there are gay men who want to "fit in". They're the types that squirm at gay parades and say "why can't we just all look normal so people will accept us?". Pluuueeezzzze.

11:34 PM PDT  
Blogger NursePam said...

LOL Lee! PTTP (power to the people).

KMae, you could be tired and broke with a man too ;^)

Do you mean to tell me Nelle that my eccentricities have not been made clear to you over all these years?

EG ~ reminds me of the bumper sticker: Why be normal?

2:22 AM PDT  
Anonymous Katy said...

I'm liking that you are not fully baked on this topic--I can feel how it weirds you out. I'll be back to see how this one turns out.


6:33 PM PDT  
Blogger NursePam said...

LOL KM! Give me a few days. The night shift has sent my brain drifting into nightmarish areas ;^)

6:36 AM PDT  

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