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do we have any lesbians at tfs?...it would be great to get that kind of perspective on this...

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do we have any lesbians at tfs?...it would be great to get that kind of perspective on this...
haha! I don't know why but I found that to be quite amusing.

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Originally posted by chickonspeed+Mar 22nd, 2004 - 9:28 pm--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(chickonspeed @ Mar 22nd, 2004 - 9:28 pm)</div><div class='quotemain'> <!--QuoteBegin-softgrey@Mar 22nd, 2004 - 4:24 pm
do we have any lesbians at tfs?...it would be great to get that kind of perspective on this...
haha! I don't know why but I found that to be quite amusing.

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well...it wasn't meant to be amusing...we obviously have the boys in the gay community represented, i was just wondering if we had any girls around...it seems they would know something about trends and culture and could share some insights...i'd rather hear from the community than some fashion writer who sounds like she's making it up a she goes along...
what's the big deal?

the come out come out bit that chickonspeed did was funny

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Originally posted by chickonspeed+Mar 22nd, 2004 - 8:28 pm--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(chickonspeed @ Mar 22nd, 2004 - 8:28 pm)</div><div class='quotemain'> <!--QuoteBegin-softgrey@Mar 22nd, 2004 - 4:24 pm
do we have any lesbians at tfs?...it would be great to get that kind of perspective on this...
haha! I don't know why but I found that to be quite amusing.

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Originally posted by softgrey@Mar 22nd, 2004 - 5:06 pm
well...it wasn't meant to be amusing...we obviously have the boys in the gay community represented, i was just wondering if we had any girls around...it seems they would know something about trends and culture and could share some insights...i'd rather hear from the community than some fashion writer who sounds like she's making it up a she goes along...
what's the big deal?
Yes, softgrey, I definitely agree. I was just making fun as it sounded like an open call for any lesbians to make their presence known.

The writer of the article basically flipped to style.com a couple weeks ago and thought "hmm. . . what looks hard-edged and butch?" then decided to write about it. Poorly, no less.

It would definitely be interesting to hear another voice on this topic.

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i don't think we have any takers...looks like lesbians don't like fashion all that much after all...hmmm...i've only ever know one lipstick lesbian in my life...she just oozed sex...all the rest have been rather butch...and i've know quite a few...i wonder where are they now....

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Sally Melanie Lourenço: "...lesbianism..."
Inigo Montoya: "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

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Sally Melanie Lourenço: "...lesbianism..."
Inigo Montoya: "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
brilliant!!!!

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Well I skimmed through the article, and I think the author was all over the place- writing alot, but meaning very little. I guess it had to do with the Male/Female elements our evolving ideas of "feminine"?

I have some lesbian friends- the stand-out being my best friend of 10++ years, who is also a gorgeous model BTW. I think the lesbian scene is NYC is pretty self-contained, and even self-referential- example- we had a party this summer at a loft I used to live with a les. friend and hundreds of lesbians attended and they all knew each other.

I do think that the lesbian scene has a unique vibe to it style-wise. I find it alot more accepting of personal quirkiness than the hetero or gay male world. But I also find, true to cliche, a sub-divison of "tough"-chic lesbian that kind of turn me off(not in the sexual sense) They seem to me very rigid both in fashion and in attitude. My boyfriend has been given the "what are you even doing here" stares countless times by this "type" at clubs and parties . They seem to want ot be the "gatekeepers" of their own world, and I think the world has enough dictators already. I think that the beauty of lesbian fashion and culture is that is does feel it has to answer to anyone- what about this quote- I think its an interesting statement if anyone wishes to dicuss it--

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A woman secure and confident in her sexuality and appearance is neither totally butch, nor totally frilly and femme.
What does confidence in your sexuality have to do with how butch/femme you may or may not dress?

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America is being sexually reeducated, losing it's puritanical embodiment
Has this genius not heard of the FCC and their recent capers?

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....Pop culture's interest in pornography is fizzling out
As long as the average man remains fascinated with Paris Hilton, that's a damn lie. (She was on FHM last month and is on Maxim this month, and all with negligible cleavage!)

This person keeps contradicting itself and needs a beating from a journalism professor and anyone with a lick of sense and perspective.

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well episturnem...while i disagree with your first statment...and *shock* agree with the writer...the rest of your post had me rolling

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A woman secure and confident in her sexuality and appearance is neither totally butch, nor totally frilly and femme.
What does confidence in your sexuality have to do with how butch/femme you may or may not dress?

I actually think that this statement has alot to do with what I was trying to say about what see in lesbian fashion. It's about not dressing for "the man" (or the machine that is the fashion industry ).

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I'm curious about your opinion, 'cause I can be a little thick. How do you see it?

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I agree with episturnem and softgrey,too- whoever wrote this article really didn't know where he/she wanted to go- I'd suggest back to the drawing board on this idea

But I do think its still an interesting topic for discussion--

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