Wednesday, 22 June 2011

A reply to Bindel

What lesbians don't understand about straight men: http://blog.talkingphilosophy.com/?p=2962 
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Blogger Jodie said...

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23 June 2011 at 11:24  
Blogger Jodie said...

I've often had the discussion with both male and female friends as to what straight men's apparent fascination with lesbians is, and have, the majority of the time, received one of the two answers that you and Bindel have discussed. However, what I find interesting is that some men can't explain the attraction. I think that the porn industry has increased this fascination, especially as when talking to a lot of men, the fantasy is just that, a fantasy. Most men that I know at least, find a certain appeal in lesbianism when it has been dressed up to fit what the male viewer wants, and possibly even expects, from a lesbian encounter; as opposed to a more realistic portrayal of a lesbian relationship.

I also find your reference explaining why some hetero men are disgusted by homosexuality in other males very interesting. I wonder if this can be transferred to a hetero woman's view towards lesbians. Again this is only from my experience, but I have found that women are more judgemental towards lesbians than they are gay men. Could this be because, as hetero women, to find another female attractive is unacceptable?

23 June 2011 at 11:27  
Blogger Rupert said...

Thanks Jodie!
On my hypothesis, yes, thoroughly-straight women would be more likely to be turned on by - or at least to find acceptable - male gay sex than lesbian sex. Because they dont/cant find themselves anywhere in lesbian sex. They would be less likely than straight men however to be deeply repelled by lesbian sex than such men are by male gay sex: because they wont be being penetrated. They would be more likely to be somewhat indifferent to it.
I think that these predictions of my model fit what you say, and the facts as I understand them, fairly well. :-)

13 August 2011 at 19:17  

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