Hey, before you bust up you computer in anger at such an un-lesbian statement, I’m not saying that all lesbians secretly crave penis, cos I sure as hell know that I don’t! No, I’m talking about platonic relations with men, see? I mean that the whole stereotype of us hating men really is a load of crap. Maybe it was true once, when men held all the power and got married to our secret sweethearts in a move Anne Lister wisely called ‘legal prostitution’, but things are way better now, at least in the western thinking world (rest of the world, the minute I get to university I’m gonna set about changing all that sexist rubbish).
There are probably many reasons for then recent equality; evolution of common sense, the advancement of feminism (that radical notion that both sexes are equal), the amount of people who aren’t religious to name a few, and if you want to debate them, email me, but I’m just gonna discuss lesbians’ lack of man-hating sentiments here.
Now most of us will have one or more people who just happen to be males in our lives who we hate, but we certainly don’t go about spreading hatred for all men. From wear I’m standing, it’s actually straight girls who are guilty of this! Come on, how many films/TV programs/ books have a women who’s just broken up with her boyfriend/husband telling all her girlfriends how much she hates all men, and how she thinks they’re all dogs? How often would a lesbian find herself in that situation? Never.
We love the guys on our all gay sports teams, the guys we criticize movies with, the guys who have better fashion sense than us, the gay guys we go to bars with and the straight guys we have a mutual ‘what is it with women?’ moment with. In fact, lesbians really are the perfect friends for guys as there’s generally none of that awkward sexual tension crap that they can get with other girls or gay guys. If you find the right men, they can really brighten up your life.
Plus, quite a few of us have brothers, and if he’s of the decent kind, like my bro, you can have a great laugh once you get past the bitterness and jealousy of him being able to marry the girl of his dreams legally. So long as you guys make a pact never to steal each other’s girlfriends, it’ll be cool. He might even be the perfect wingman at family-ish events, such as weddings. Oh, the possibilities!