Originally Posted by freeantigone
I'd say women have had to be adaptable as in a patriarchal, Western capitalist societies we haven't had a choice! Leaving the family was not often a choice (we were sold off as property in marriage by our fathers) we lost our family names due to this, being housewives/working for the war effort/going back to being housewives was so rarely a choice. We've had to be adaptable because there is often no other option, we simply did not have a say.
As for bisexuality, I feel that it is socially more acceptable for women to be bisexual. A lot of men are terrified (due to social constructs) of being seen as 'gay' or a 'pansy man' - which is why a lot of guys can't even consider anal sex with their female partner for fear of it making them 'gay'
. Women have less far to jump to consider being bisexual, and to an extent less to 'lose' in terms of face. Not to mention the lesbianism=sexy construct (which completely devalues women's sexuality) which means women will kiss friends for the benefit of the men watching
Really? Mind, I can count on one hand the sexual partners I've been with (yeah, I'm as vanilla as they come) but...seems they want to try anal sex at least once. Guess perhaps I wound up with men that were more secure in their sexuality? or more into "experimenting"? DK.