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you know what? lesbians have it rough, too, maybe even more so.

while we are women, it doesn't make us necessarily more likely to understand other women. not only that, but we have two (count them, TWO) PMS cycles to contend with. also, when you're a dyke, likely your friends are also dykes, so there is no pool of less-complicated folk in which you submerge yourself when your love life gets confusing.

not only that, but we're socially programmed to desire monagamy from years of hetero-upbringing but our partners are as well, resulting in the all-too-familiar lesbian bed death: things are hot and heavy, social rearing kicks in, you nest, you're happy, then you stop having sex.


Posted by socialarsonist | October 20, 2006 2:25 PM

on the other hand, lesbians do have the advantage of understanding how a woman's body works, which is something that my straight female counterparts have often lamented in their male partners. :)

Posted by dykes rule | October 20, 2006 2:29 PM

"Retox" is from an episode of The Simpsons. I believe it's the one where Bleeding Gums Murphy died. They're in the Hospital and Barney walks out of "Detox" and into "Retox", which is a bar in the hospital. Moe gives Barney a beer for his 1 hour clean AA coin.

Somehow I feel like I'm being a know-it-all today. I'll stop right...NOW!

Posted by gillsans | October 20, 2006 2:51 PM

First class: I had a cousin who was a stewardess way long ago (like when people dressed up to go flying). She had a story about a woman whose diamond wedding ring fell into the toilet. Well, let's just say I remove my ring when entering the airline commode now.

Pity: yep. Not good to live in a closet or bottle the emotions. Those people often end up imploding. Finding a good porn-lovin' wife helps.

Santorum: I'd like a badge too, please.

Retox: *slap* Of course, it's no Upscale Restaurant and Bar with zebra porn.

Posted by him | October 20, 2006 2:51 PM

What a shrill column from Gallagher.

I'm certain that in the "big tent" GOP, you'll find plenty of pro-choice politicians that are not quite willing to state their positions in big letters on their campaign websites. That's proof of *nothing* except political strategy.

It also *pains* me to think about what kind of "fundraising" event could cost $15,752 but only raise $8,312. And for a former editor for the National Review, she sure does a crappy job of editing her own material.

But I'm glad that someone is stepping up to the plate about all of this third-party crap. Until we magically get instant-runoff voting or proportional representation by party, voting for Greens is a dangerous game in competitive races.

Not to mention that Libertarians are a far greater threat to this country than Republicans could ever *hope* to be.

Posted by bma | October 21, 2006 3:16 AM

I'm SO glad to see someone who isn't a straight male acknowledge that it really sucks to crave nothing more than constant fucking with people who aren't even close to as interested in it as you are.

Posted by Noink | October 21, 2006 1:00 PM

"Retox" is also a Fatboy Slim song from a few years back, named by one of the girlfriends of the Chemical Brothers after a Glastonbury comedown.

Posted by Fawkes | October 23, 2006 11:51 PM

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