Friday, March 16, 2012 8:56:51 PM
Why do lesbians insist on conforming to the stereotypical "dyke?" Is it so they can easily be identified by other lesbians, or is there some innate propensity to wear horn-rimmed glasses, short (or mannish) hair, just a dab of makeup and to be as left of center as Karl Marx?
I think it's mostly a case of people noticing those lesbians who do so and not those who don`t.
If you see an average-looking woman walking down the street doing nothing unusual and dressed in an unremarkable way, you`re unlikely to assume she`s a lesbian. That doesn`t mean she isn`t.
I think there`s also a bit of a "wear the right uniform" thing going on, too. If "lesbian" is a big part of how someone identifies themself, they might chose to make that identity obvious to other people as well.