Lesbian is a term that some people may hear and automatically assume that all stereotypes of lesbians are true.
Some stereotypes that are associated with Lesbians are as follows:
All lesbians wear plaid
All women who have short hair are lesbians
They sleep with any girl they meet and talk to
They hate men
Now, when I first heard that “All lesbians wear plaid”, I started wearing plaid more because I was coming out and I thought that I had to follow that stereotype. Even gay males have stereotypes that alot of them may.. and I say.. may follow because…
A) They, like myself feel as though they need to follow them, such as talking with a lisp, or being flamboyant
B) Perhaps, they happen to be apart of the stereotypes by nature, not by choice.
I have met some males who are Metro-sexual, but one might think they are “Gay” because they fit in with the stereotypes associated with gay men. That doesn’t mean they like men.
If you do not agree with the statements that I have listed above, I am not trying to offend anyone, it’s just what I know and from my personal experience.
I have short hair, or so I had shorter hair a while ago, but even if I were straight, I wouldn’t want to have the same hairstyle all of the time because that’s just who I am by nature. I tend to get bored easily.
As I start posting more blogs, which i hope to do so whenever I get the chance to, I’d like to leave each blog with a question.
Question number 1.
How do you feel about lesbian stereotypes, and how do they influence your life?