MA student, Stephen Maguire, is research the topic of LGBT people in the workplace and in university. Have your say!
This and That
From what I’ve observed throughout the years I have realised that the most common lesbian relationships are the ones that involve a femme dating a butch. It’s not a bad combination, of course, but it’s also not the only one. I’m a butch lesbian in a civil partnership with another butch, and guess what? […]
From our Contributor, Carolina: When we think of the strides taken by feminism over the last few decades and the success of businesswomen such as Yahoo!’s CEO Marissa Mayer, it can occasionally be easy to forget that a gender bias still exists in the workplace. Even now, there are pay gaps between men […]
Lesbian visibility may have come a long way since Ellen’s coming out in the 1990s, but butch visibility? Yeah, we’re still not there at all. Even the L Word, featuring a cast of almost entirely lesbian and bisexual characters, barely touched on androgyny, let alone female masculinity.
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After famously tweeting “Proud to be a happily married bisexual mother. Marriage is about love not gender” last month, Anna Paquin echoes the sentiment in a recent interview with HuffPost Live.
I’ve been there. I thought the darkest thoughts and felt the worst pain. I did self harm and I cried a lot. I learnt many things from that whole experience but one thing I can tell you is that self harm did not help. Self harming was like putting a plaster on something. I convinced myself at the time that it was helping but I knew it was a temporary good feeling. Afterwards I felt so much worse because I now had both physical and emotional pain to deal with. In hindsight it was a very bad idea to ever self harm at all and I want you, the reader, to benefit from my hindsight.
Recently, a man actually thought that he could change me and my wife. He believed that he was so great in bed that if we slept with him we would know that we weren’t really into women as much as we thought.
In the four years my girlfriend and I have been together she has lived in three countries, and I in just one. By next autumn she will have upped her tally to four and I will be moving abroad for the first time, though not to the same country she is moving to.
Supercakes is a cute little web comic about two of our favourite things – lesbian superheroes. What’s not to love?
Hallmark are always on the ball when it comes to opening up the market, this time they are producing a mother’s day card for children with two mums but let’s hold off on the cynicism for now, it is so cute.
Casting my mind back to a few years ago I find it difficult to recall a prominent lesbian presence on television however now I’m struggling to find any representatives for us butch lesbians. We are seriously being neglected. Perhaps it’s an attempt to portray lesbians as average looking women that don’t look particularly manly or don’t appear to be rejecting their feminine side.
So further rumours have been sparked surrounding Kstew and the possibility that she may/may not be a lesbian. In an Entertainmentwise report it is alleged that Kristen Stewart is in a relationship with ‘BFF’ Alicia Cargile and yes, they’re both women. Gasp.
I recently heard someone remarking that lesbians are less likely to have a long-term relationship than heterosexuals. It really surprised me that we are still viewed as promiscuous people who are practically allergic to commitment.
The sex education that my generation received in school, while a lot better than my parents’ generation, still left some pretty big gaps. Even now, it’s safe to assume a majority of teenagers aren’t given enough of the facts about sex and relationships in school; and that’s just thinking about Ireland, where fortunately abstinence-only education hasn’t been brought in the way that it has been elsewhere.
After the many fragmentations and horrid situations that happened due to the so-called sex wars of the 1980s, the internet has made it so many of us share spaces again. Nowadays, we are more likely to see it phrased as ‘sex positive’ feminism versus ‘sex negative/critical’ feminism.