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Partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms possible. High 92F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Updated: August 6, pm. Same-sex female couples are often fetishized and harassed, which is an issue that is not given much ificance. I have lost count of the numerous times I have gone out with my girlfriend in public and we have experienced harassment.
As a couple, it has been completely normalized to hold hands in public or exhibit…. As a couple, it has been completely normalized to hold hands in public or exhibit some form of PDA. We have grown up and live in a heteronormative world , so the second two girls kiss or show affection towards one another it is instantly fetishized and everyone wants to either stare or . As a bisexual woman, I have been with both male and female. Since the start of dating my girlfriend, I immediately picked up on how people treated us different from when I was with a man.
I used to feel so excited to go out to The Square, but it has become such an uncomfortable place for me now that I am in a same-sex female relationship. This is an incredibly uneasy situation, especially with how prevalent the problem is in San Marcos and the fact it feels inescapable. However, after months of experiencing constant harassment from men, I realized relationships similar to my own encounter the same ordeals; the fact of the matter is more often than not, men believe women exist for them and their pleasure, particularly same-sex female relationships.
Now, I am speaking very generally, as I know this is not all men. This is just my experience. Living in a millennial world where acceptance has become a focal point , I never thought what my girlfriend and I currently go through on a daily basis is something that actually happens—until I lived it.
I find it so disappointing that statistics regarding sexual harassment and abuse are skewed on campus in order to present the school as safer. What is more disheartening is how female couples are consistently harassed and the issue is not talked about nearly as often as it should be. First, there are limited gay clubs in the area. Second, I have yet to understand the continual victim-blaming; there is no reason I should have to watch my actions with my partner any more than a straight couple would.
I truly believe the root of the problem is how people, i. This may come as a surprise to the men who grew up being told the world belonged to them, but women are allowed to form relationships with each other without male involvement. It is time for men to acknowledge the inherent privileges they were gifted and hold one another able for these forms of harassment against women.
Stop sexualizing and objectifying same-sex female relationships. In fact, walking to class past the construction in LBJ, my girlfriend and I have this unspoken rule to keep to ourselves because the harassment from male workers has become so prevalent; we feel the need to disconnect out of fear of being approached. Female relationships are not for the benefit of male consumption. We are over it and tired of it. All I ask is for the same treatment any straight couple receives, as it should be a right rather than a privilege.
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