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You Didn't Hear it from Us 13/6/15

Laverne_Cox_at_Paley_Fest_Orange_Is_The_New_BlackHere’s a round-up of some of the news, blogs posts and comment we missed this week.

 

Did we miss any other must-see stories? Let us know in comments…

Image:  “Actress Laverne Cox at The Paley Center For Media’s PaleyFest 2014 Honoring “Orange Is The New Black”” by Dominic D. Shared under CC BY 2.0. Via Wikimedia Commons.

You Didn't Hear it from Us 09/05/15

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"I kissed a girl": The myth of performative lesbianism

Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus enjoy a peck

Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus enjoy a peck

Fake lesbian, two-beer queer, gay until graduation – these derisive terms for female sexual experimentation are common parlance, and reflect similarly dismissive attitudes held by straight and queer people alike. The idea of the “fake lesbian” is widespread – the girl who dirty dances with and kisses her friend, surrounded by a gaggle of ogling lads, one of whom she goes home with that night. Straight women hate it because she’s a whore. Gay women hate it because she is putting on a marginalised identity for her own benefit without suffering any of the hardships that come with being a real member of that group. And I hate it, because she doesn’t exists.

Yes, there are (usually young) women who kiss or engage in sexual contact with other women in public. This sort of behaviour is so often dismissed as “just putting… Continue reading