Why Are More and More Girls Becoming Lesbians?


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Jul24-11, 04:34 PM
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Quote Quote by DaveC426913 View Post
Causes for an increase can be divided into two categories:
1] accuracy and interpretations of data (that may include gathering data but it may also include subtleties such as self-identification)
2] bona fide changes in frequency

Discussions of 1] will take care of themselves.

This one is the only hypothesis so far that assumes the data is accurate, and that there is a real change:

So, assuming there's some truth to this, what is the proposed cause of this change? How are men failing women worse than they were previously?
Here's the thing. On this issue, for scientific purposes, the collection of data is fraught with problems. However, some advertising company might have no problem sending a spider in to FaceBook or some dating site to slurp up all the self reporting on sexual orientation and identify a useful demographic from it. How does anyone know when the times are right to put out a TV show that has three lesbian characters in it? Or two Asians? Etc? Babbling off the top of my head here, it seems there is some kind of informal pulse taking that people who stand to make or lose money are better at than sociologists.
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Quote Quote by zoobyshoe View Post
Here's the thing. On this issue, for scientific purposes, the collection of data is fraught with problems. However, some advertising company might have no problem sending a spider in to FaceBook or some dating site to slurp up all the self reporting on sexual orientation and identify a useful demographic from it. How does anyone know when the times are right to put out a TV show that has three lesbian characters in it? Or two Asians? Etc? Babbling off the top of my head here, it seems there is some kind of informal pulse taking that people who stand to make or lose money are better at than sociologists.
Well, the key is "make or lose money". It's a gamble.

And they don't have to be right; they just have to be at the right time.

And that's got nothing to do with the reality of the data.
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Mar26-12, 07:15 PM
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Years back, a guitarist friend of mine was recommending some music by Melissa Etheridge. Then he topped it off by saying "She's a lesbian." I told him that ME was a kindred spirit because I loved playing guitar and singing and I loved women, too. It kind of set him on his heels.
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It seems more and more men are becoming gays, as well!
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Some are truly lesbians, some are bisexual and just lean more towards homosexuality. I think a lot of young girls know that boys drool over that stuff, so they say or act like they're a lesbian or bisexual when they're not.
It's so stupid for a few reasons. The boys are too dumb to realize that lesbians don't like them. I guess they think lesbians have occasional threesomes with guys. Idiots.
And it's stupid from the girl's side because it's so pathetic to lie about something like that for the purpose of trying to attract guys. Even the girls who really are bisexual seem to go out of their way to mention it so everyone knows they're trendy, or whatever.

A guy at work was telling me about how his girlfriend told him about how she was at a party and kissed a girl. He didn't seem like he cared, he just said that was hot. He's a young kid, but apparently not too bright. She told him she cheated on him and he didn't care because he doesn't consider that cheating.
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Mar30-12, 08:15 AM
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I have a net acquaintance on another forum who is bi and involved in gender studies and feminism. He is fairly adamant that people are "naturally" bisexual and that there is some sort of formative triggers that make us lean one way or the other. From various conversations with him I would hazard he might suggest: Our modern patriarchal society has given women some degree of allowance to be bisexual because it satisfies a male sexual fantasy and this has perhaps resulted in more women not being conditioned to fit into heteronormative "either-or" sexual roles.

Mainly I mention it because I find it interesting that he is a bisexual gender studies student and does not believe that people are "born gay" which seems to have become the standard opinion outside of those who don't like homosexuals. It could also broaden the possible answers to the OP to not assume that people are born with their sexual preferences.
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It seems more and more men are becoming gays, as well!
It seems more and more men are becoming Lesbians, as well!
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Quote Quote by TheStatutoryApe View Post
I have a net acquaintance on another forum who is bi and involved in gender studies and feminism. He is fairly adamant that people are "naturally" bisexual and that there is some sort of formative triggers that make us lean one way or the other. From various conversations with him I would hazard he might suggest: Our modern patriarchal society has given women some degree of allowance to be bisexual because it satisfies a male sexual fantasy and this has perhaps resulted in more women not being conditioned to fit into heteronormative "either-or" sexual roles.

Mainly I mention it because I find it interesting that he is a bisexual gender studies student and does not believe that people are "born gay" which seems to have become the standard opinion outside of those who don't like homosexuals. It could also broaden the possible answers to the OP to not assume that people are born with their sexual preferences.
I saw an episode of Oprah, I think it was, where they were talking about sexuality and mentioned the Kinsey scale, which shows range from 0 to 6 on sexuality. 0 being completely heterosexual and 6 being completely homosexual. They said that women are more likely than men to be in the middle. And men are more likely to be at the extremes, 0 or 6, than women are.

I think that's pretty accurate.
I would have to rank myself as a 0. I can admit when a man is good looking, but will only look at them in an envious way, not a sexual way. I can't even fathom myself being sexually attracted to a man. That has nothing to do with societal pressures, that's really how I feel. Even at home by myself, I can't even watch porn that has a man in it. It ruins it for me.
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Mar30-12, 12:45 PM
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I would have to rank myself as a 0. I can admit when a man is good looking, but will only look at them in an envious way, not a sexual way.
That's at least a 1.

I haven't the faintest idea when a man is good-looking, to the point of obtuseness. And I have zero-gaydar, also to the point of obtuseness.
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I have a relative (daughter of a cousin) who is so curvy and cute that she is irresistible to men. She went through a phase in college when she would plant passionate kisses on female classmates. Why? She was already a guy-magnet. A couple of times, she gave me full-on lip-locks when I was just trying to hug her to say "hi". These things come and go.
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That's at least a 1.

I haven't the faintest idea when a man is good-looking, to the point of obtuseness. And I have zero-gaydar, also to the point of obtuseness.
If a man had no idea when a man is good-looking, how could you know when you're good looking or not? If you go out, I'm sure you fix your hair, put on some nice clothes, and admire yourself in the mirror a little bit. If someone was truly a zero, then they would have no idea when they themselves looked good or not.

If you saw a picture of George Clooney next to Rodney Dangerfield, you couldn't tell me which one of those men was better looking?
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Quote Quote by leroyjenkens View Post
If a man had no idea when a man is good-looking, how could you know when you're good looking or not? If you go out, I'm sure you fix your hair, put on some nice clothes, and admire yourself in the mirror a little bit. If someone was truly a zero, then they would have no idea when they themselves looked good or not.
Yeah. A lot of men have no idea whether they're goo looking or not.[QUOTE=leroyjenkens;3846347]If a man had no idea when a man is good-looking, how could you know when you're good looking or not? If you go out, I'm sure you fix your hair, put on some nice clothes, and admire yourself in the mirror a little bit. If someone was truly a zero, then they would have no idea when they themselves looked good or not.

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If you saw a picture of George Clooney next to Rodney Dangerfield, you couldn't tell me which one of those men was better looking?
Oh certainly. My wife and I have a standing agreement, if I come face-to-face with George, I will offer to bear his children. And she has the same freedom.

But seriously, those are extremes. And they're taught by society and celebrity.
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because more and more boys are becoming gays
hahahaha seriously, we do not know their reason. Let's just respect their personality and the way they wanted to be.
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Because the pool of males worth dating is becoming sh*ttier and sh*ttier, they have to resort to dating each other.

All in jest, of course.
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Because the pool of males worth dating is becoming sh*ttier and sh*ttier
Yo! You talkin' ta me?

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I imagine so...


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