I’ve been meaning to comment on this article about lesbianism becoming “in fashion” from Style.com for a while, but fashion week kept me busy. Although fashion week is now over (and we have yet to fully analyze whether lesbian chic was as big a trend as we thought) I still wanted to write something about this. In fact, I couldn’t believe that Style.com would publish this type of ridiculous rubbish, and suggest that sexuality preferences are trends and that women were turning to same-sex relationships because it is hard to find a guy in fashion. Ugh. Read the article here (you need to click to slide 3) and below is 5 reasons why the “lesbian chic” trend is very, very stupid.
1. Sexual preferences are NOT a trend. This is serious stuff, people. Choosing whether you fancy boys, girls, both or other is a major life decision. Sure, some people change their minds at some point, but only morons change their sexual preferences according to seasons (I did know some girls, when I was in high school, who would swap between gay and straight but they were pretty stupid.)
2. Girls wearing Air Jordans and baseball caps are not necessary gay. For Style.com to even suggest it is absurd. Dressing like a boy is a FASHION trend, not a sexuality trend.
3. Lesbians are not everywhere. The article opens with “Lesbians! They’re everywhere.” I’m here to tell you they aren’t. Not much more so than a few years back. It has simply become easier to be more open about these things (and that IS a great thing.)
4. Women don’t become lesbians because they can’t find a guy. Style.com tell us that it is hard to find a guy, so women are dating other women instead (their exact words “Seriously: Trying to catch a straight man in fashion is like trying to catch a rainbow.”) I live in a city that is notoriously short on eligible men, yet I don’t see any of my girlfriends deciding to become lesbians because they can’t find a man. And here’s a note to all the women who are looking for men in fashion: DON’T. Find a guy who isn’t in fashion, in my experience, they make much better husbands. Do you really want a guy whose work means he is surrounded by models or desperate fashion girls all day?
5. Being surrounded by good-looking women doesn’t mean you will want to start dating them. Another ridiculous suggestion by Style.com, which is, for the most part, total rubbish. Although being surrounded by good-looking women is generally an incentive to keep yourself in good shape. And hey, that might help you meet some guys so you aren’t stuck dating their sisters instead.