Lesbian stereotypes: The worst (and most hilarious) ideas many have about the community

Lesbians stereotypes: you use them, lesbians use them, we all use them. Stereotypes simplify our thinking about lots of things, including lesbianism, but sometimes create huge misunderstandings about our little lesbian world. I’d like to help you get smart about lesbians because we are currently very cool, and we are also here to stay. It’s my goal to blow up some lesbian stereotypes while at the same time affirming others.

Let’s start by talking about what lesbian stereotypes actually are. A lesbian stereotype is an pre-formed idea about lesbians and how we live our lives that is generally accepted as truth… but isn’t always true.

As lesbians, we use stereotypes all the time to figure out how to fit in with our little lesbian nation. For example, the “late-to-life” lesbian is moving from the culture of the straight world into lesbian life and culture. We can use stereotypes initially to learn how to fit in, but then we need to move past that and evolve into being our authentic and individual lesbian selves. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/24/lesbian-stereotypes-_n_3808202.html

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