Thursday, August 11, 2005

don't be silly...women don't like like other women...

I'd love to have the opportunity to vent and critique and bitch about this article in the NY Times today about the new trend of admitting to your "girl crushes."

But unfortunately, Brutal Women beat me to it. And I really can't embellish much on what was said over there.
So go check out her response to it, since I agree emphatically with everything she said.

A little general info about the story though:
Evidently, a "girl crush"
"refers to that fervent infatuation that one heterosexual woman develops for another woman who may seem impossibly sophisticated, gifted, beautiful or accomplished. And while a girl crush is, by its informal definition, not sexual in nature, the feelings that it triggers - excitement, nervousness, a sense of novelty - are very much like those that accompany a new romance."

I'm not going to deny that non-sexual crushes do occur when one woman adores and looks up to another in an extreme way.
But having to qualify this definition of a "girl crush" immediately by denying its potential sexuality just oozes homophobia.
Because, you know, it's just infatuation. Not (shh) "real" attraction. Because, well, that would just be gay.

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