We’ve often heard about a woman (is it multiple women) who are enthusiastically getting married to a man while identifying as lesbian. We’ve also seen a lot about the problems with the term monosexual. It leads us to think about the word lesbian, and why it is so important to us, and we keep coming back to one thought:
Lesbian is the only term for a woman’s sexuality that explicitly excludes men while including women.
All of the others that include women (bi, pan, queer, etc), while not affirmatively including men, do leave open that possibility. Lesbian alone excludes men. This is something to notice.
Interested in some of the subjects mentioned in this post? So are we. So we looked thing up. Here are some references we found: