Faux + Lesbians = Fauxbians

Faux + Lesbians = Fauxbians

What’s up with this trend of women pretending to be into women—especially online, when they’d never really do anything with them?

Feminista Jones

by Feminista Jones, May 07, 2013

Faux + Lesbians = Fauxbians

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the public instances of women openly engaging with other women in sexual ways and in the acceptance (and even encouragement) of it.

As someone who identifies as pansexual, I admit that I’ve felt my own frustration watching women flirt with other women and then talk about homosexuality being a sin, for example. I do like that people seem to be experiencing less direct backlash and condemnation though. I can’t pretend to understand everyone’s motives for their actions. I can only hope that in everything women and men choose to do sexually, they do so in ways that remain physically and emotionally safe and beneficial.

*All names changed to protect the guilty.

Feminista Jones is a sex-positive Black feminist, social worker and blogger from New York City. She writes about gender, race, politics, mental health and sexuality at FeministaJones.com. Follow her on Twitter at @FeministaJones.


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