Julie Bindel: Where is the Politics in Sex?

“What makes some of us uncomfortable with bisexual women? It is because either we think it is a lesbian having straight sex, or a straight girl testing out her fantasies on us before returning to men?

In today’s post-modern, queer-focused world, bisexuality is being promoted both to lesbians and to heterosexual women as the latest fashion trend. This has resulted in lesbian politics, namely feminism, being passed over for a sexual hedonism, where the only thing that matters is sexual pleasure and desire.

Similarly, bisexuality is sold to heterosexual women as some type of recreation away from her ‘natural home’ of straight sex. It is seen as “temporary lesbianism.

It is more à la mode to have sex with a man if you are a lesbian than if you’re a straight woman, who is merely going back to what she is expected to do “naturally.” Lesbians having hetero sex are seen as transgressive, when in fact they are simply reverting to a traditional way of being a woman.

For the straight woman, having a girlfriend on the side is almost like having the latest Prada handbag.

Camille Paglia, the most famous anti-lesbian lesbian has written reams about how she worships the penis and cannot understand those of us who do not.”

Read more here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/julie-bindel/where-is-the-politics-in-_b_1589435.html