Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Another ex-lesbian sighting

Through a campaign spokesperson Ms. McCray told Capital New York’s Azi Paybarah: “In the 1970′s, I identified as a lesbian and wrote about it. In 1991, I met the love of my life, married him.”It is unclear how she transitioned from a self-described lesbian who was confident that she “had always been more attracted to women, both emotionally and physically, than to men” to a political wife in a heterosexual marriage.
That's a very good question. So, is she an ex-lesbian? If so, apparently sexuality is - at least for some people, even people who were outwardly quite convinced of their sexuality - a bit more fluid than we've been led to believe. If she was straight or bisexual all along, well, then people can apparently delude themselves even when they think they're being sincere (or she was lying for some reason, how weird would that be.)

5 comments:

ingx24 said...

My understanding is that sexuality is much more flexible for women than it is for men.

Crude said...

Yeah, it's my understanding too, generally.

But it's not an understanding that the popular media or LGBT groups are all that giddy about copping to - hence the very hesitant, roundabout raised eyebrows in this example.

Crude said...

Another way to think about it is this.

I like some popular media, even niche media. Comics like Prequel Adventure, Gunnerkrigg Court, etc. A lot of people get absolutely giddy when a female character becomes a lesbian in their comics or cartoons. Another group - some of them overlapping - demands greater and greater presence of gays, lesbians, etc in their comics. So you have, say... Batwoman now as a lesbian, etc. You see it in video games, in movies.

The last popular movie I heard about that involved a woman identifying as a lesbian and then becoming an 'ex-lesbian', infuriated people. No one wants to talk about that. It is, at absolute best, quietly acknowledged in more private conversation.

Billy Squibs said...

Is female sexuality (assuming that even makes sense) more malleable than male?

For example, I believe that it is not unheard of for seemingly straight male inmates to engage in sexual acts with other male inmates during their time in prison.

Crude said...

Billy,

Yeah, somehow I totally forgot about that. Seems rather relevant.