Rich, “Compulsory Heterosexuality”
When Rich discusses "Compulsory Heterosexuality" he's talking about how it's "mandatory" to be straight. In class we talked about how the school system is set up for two parents and how if there is only one parent, then you run into difficulties. Society today assumes that if you're a women then you must be attracted to men and vice versa. Rich quoted Rossi in her text saying that " the lesbian is simply acting out of her bitterness towards men". That statement implies that there is no such thing as lesbianism and that they're heterosexual women who are just angry at men. So pretty much lesbians don't exist because women are only sexually orientated towards men. Rich also says that advice from male health professionals is invalid because it was made to fit male needs. If that is true, that could be the reason why they are so against lesbians. It's possible that they feel like there would be no one to tend to them and their domestic and sexual needs.
I met this guy at a party one night who said that there is no such thing as bisexual men because if a man likes a man he is gay. He also said that you cant like beef and bacon at the same time (but beef bacon exists.... I think he meant beef and pork but that's still wrong). So I asked about bisexual women and he said women can be bisexual but he doesn't understand why a women would want to be a lesbian (because women HAVE to be attracted to men). I asked more questions which lead to him saying that he likes bisexual women because he thinks it's sexy. OHHHHHHH... so you fantasize about being with two women at once? I asked. Yes, I wouldn't mind having two girlfriends and if my girl ever cheated on me with another girl I wouldn't even be mad.. Hmpf... so bisexuality is only okay if you benefit from it.