Our Lesbian Same-Sex Articles
Lesbianism, as contrary to the popular belief
of sexual attraction, is more about immersing love between women. The social
structure formulated by the society from the dawn of civilization has failed
to give lesbians a sole category of their own for the benefit of their cause.
The expression of love between two women has always invited a heated argument
from the male gender. It needs a dare devil task to explore one's sexual
orientation and expressing the same to the family and friends, who would
never be ready to accept the lesbian identity. Fear, excitement and confusion
can be traced in the behavior patterns of the lesbians who are not able to
relate their lesbian identity to the world.
Lesbian women are sometimes termed as gay. The
attraction between two women is not necessarily sexual in nature; it involves
emotional attachment to a great extent. The common perception that lesbians
are inferior to straight women and immoral to some extent has been the perception
of the masses. In fact, accepting the lesbian identity can turn to be a blessing
for you, rather than a curse. Lesbianism is a natural phenomenon that generates
the idea of wholeness and completeness of womanhood. It is a continuous struggle
to identify with fellow lesbians in the universal dominating world. Lesbians
have been denying their natural instincts due to the fear of contradiction
and retaliation from the straight individuals. Lesbian identity can be treated
as the most joyful or painful experience, as per one's discretion. There
have been times when lesbians have been forced into marriages with the opposite
sex, only to ruin their own life and the life of their partner, whom they
would never be able to accept.
Ignoring this aspect of human culture would not serve
any good to the mankind. The need of the day is to understand the problems
this segment of the society is facing and provide a positive solution to
their problems. The more they are neglected, the more it would hamper their
self-esteem. The external environment can change the negative perceptions
prevailing in certain religious institutions and other orthodox segments
of the society. If the current system of discriminating lesbians continues,
the mainstream lesbian movements would bring these issues in the forefront.
The issue of lesbian rights has been addressed time and again by different
voluntary organizations and the time has come that we accept this aspect
of human nature without any counter approach.