Jane's World by Paige Braddock

Jane's World

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  1. wesbucey

    wesbucey said, about 3 years ago

    And Ethan is left … holding the pot! That sound you hear is Ethan’s jaw hitting the floor with a thud as it dawns on him that Skye plays for the other team.

    question: If the derogatory term for a woman who hangs out with gay men is “fag hag,” then what’s the derogatory term for a guy who hangs out with gay women? Wow – talk about self-flagellation – Ethan sure sets himself up for a fall with alarming frequency.

  2. smerk

    smerk said, about 3 years ago

    This is too weird because I was trying to think if there even WAS a word for me not a week ago while on the phone with my mother. She’d tried to set me up with a lady 10 years ago but instead introduced me to my sister for life. I can’t wait to tell my girl group about “self-flagellation.” Too funny.

  3. smerk

    smerk said, about 3 years ago

    According to Wikipedia, here are the terms: “Dutch Boy” “Lesbro” “Dyke Tyke” I think I just ruptured something laughing.

  4. pcolli

    pcolli said, about 3 years ago


    I’ve never understood this fascination some men have with lesbian sex……..it’s not as they’re going to be involved.

  5. MeGoNow

    MeGoNow said, about 3 years ago


    Because of their shared interest. Secretly, most men can’t understand why ALL women aren’t Lesbian. We’re all, ourselves, just Lesbians trapped in male bodies. (But without the compulsive drama.)

  6. wesbucey

    wesbucey said, about 3 years ago


    Even back in college (50 years ago), many of the women who self-identified as Lesbian were, in fact, really bi-curious, and were not committed to any particular spot on the spectrum of sexuality. I always thought they were the wave of the future even though I was firmly nailed at the far end with heterosexual WASPs.

  7. smerk

    smerk said, about 3 years ago

    Interesting points from MeGoNow and wesbucey. I’ve always envied a young lady’s time of experimentation because I would’ve wanted to experience it myself but as a woman, reflecting MeGoNow’s point.

    From a social perspective, I love being surrounded with very open-minded people. Once I adopted my lesbian sister, and she introduced me to her friends, they became mine as well. I’m one of the gang. I guess I just felt the need to emphasize the friendships over any fascination. However, I vainly admit that I love being fussed over by them.

  8. James Lewis

    James Lewis said, about 3 years ago

    @smerk – as an older developing (and still plenty curious in all directions) bi male, I have long wondered how it is that males who strongly identify with their feminine side become so totally identified with one role – and likewise all the other variations that are so locked into one attitude and one personality mode.

    It doesn’t seem to me to make any more sense than the males who are so inflexibly (often homophobic) masculine – or the females who refuse to consider even the remotest possibility of ‘consorting’ or even communicating with anyone else except those with the same attitudes.

    The deep aversion of some of these groups for people with different or more flexible attitudes just indicates major confusion to me.

    I have concluded that being open to any appropriate and genuine communication is the path of “higher consciousness”, and being locked into any one spot on the spectrum of sexuality is just another form of blockage to growth in awareness – like an aversion to math, or compulsive fear of bugs, etc.

    I was a rigid and emotionally “committed” heterosexual for years, and now look back at my former boxed-in self with amazement – and considerable dismay. I was an intolerable prig, and am very glad that I recovered.

    Among other things, I seem to observe a weird (to me) cliquish insularity to the “specialists”. They develop a whole subculture of mannerisms and seem to be rather trapped in it, even though they are open minded in some ways. I even seem to have observed disdain expressed for non “members”.

    Have you ever noticed the sub-culture of cops? They act the same way toward “civilians”. Strange tribal stuff, and not very “brotherly” or “sisterly”.

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