So I was talking to someone today (who shall remain nameless to protect her own identity), and I mentioned my French pen pal. No big deal. I've had this pen pal for 3 years or so, and she's a really lovely person. (I call her a pen pal because we do emails from time to time and the occasional thoughtful gift.)
Other person asks me if she's a lesbian.
There is so much wrong with that line of thinking.
She actually wanted to know if she was like another person who "likes women," and she wasn't meaning this as a compliment in either case.
So what is it? Is it that all women I meet online have to be in to other women? Who are you commenting about? Me or my mystery female friends?
I think she's seriously mixing up her fears. You all know the old predatory lesbian cliche. Plus, add the internet is full of perverts, and she gets... Every woman online must be a lesbian.
I've been fuming about this all evening. I just can't with the stupid.