With all the predictable stereotypes foisted on unsuspecting readers of stories about Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson split, we asked you what the go-to lesbian stereotypes are these days, and, boy, did you guys deliver.
As many of us know, all lesbians conform to a specific set of rules and regulations on everything from dress to sexual activity to emotions, rules that were not taught in secondary school. In the interest of helping America's youth - and the editors of aforementioned tabloid gossip magazines - we've decided to make those rules public. Take them out of the closet, if you will.
Dress Code (Unless The Lesbian Is The Femme)
- Appropriate footwear: Birkenstocks, Airwalks, chucks, Doc Martens or sports sandals. Socks are never optional.
- Make-up: not allowed.
- Undergarments: Bras are frowned upon.
- Appropriate tops: flannel, more flannel, folksy prints and Polar fleece.
- Appropriate bottoms: jeans, cords, jean shorts or walking shorts.
- "Hygiene": Shaving of armpits or legs is frowned upon.
- Accessories may include: Nalgene bottles; carabiners; keys at your belt; fanny packs; femme lesbians who only dress girly for the attention or to get a real man.
- Appropriate automobiles: Saabs, pickup trucks, Subaru Outbacks, Jeep Wranglers, Xterras, Mini Coopers and Volvos.
- Pop cultural influences: Melissa Etheridge; Ani DiFranco; Indigo Girls; and The L Word. No exceptions.
- Pets: At least one cat, and preferably more.
- Food: Vegetarians preferred
- Colleges/alma maters: Smith; Bryn Mawr; Mount Holyoke; and Wellesley.
- Partner choices: Recruiting straight women preferred.
- Career choices: P.E. teacher; basketball player; softball player; and professional golfer.
- History: Must have been abused.
- Oedipal Complex: Hatred of fathers, except when they over-identify with them.
- Childhood Obsessions: Monkeys as pets.
- Adult Obsessions: Hating men.
- Penis Envy: Yes.
- Child lust: No.
Sex & Relationships
- Onset of lesbianism: College — until graduation, in some cases.
- Conversion: Lesbians can be converted with one internal application of human penis.
- Madonna/Whore Complex: Many are technically virgins, because they've never gotten down with a dude.
- Roles: Every lesbian relationship has a butch and a femme.
- Timing: Lesbians move in together on the second date.
- Sex: Once two lesbians move in together, they will never have sex again.
- Break Ups: Bunny boiling provides the maximum drama all lesbians require.