Re: virus: Andro-homo-gynes

Wade T.Smith (
Mon, 3 May 1999 12:03:44 -0400

>If social taboos keep homosexuality thriving

Well, first, this whole discussion is _way_ beyond me. I'm a poor 50's lad with a Marilyn Monroe Complex, and, my level of even _understanding_ gender issues is practically nil. I only offered M. Gatherer's post as evidence that _removing_ the taboo should _lower_ the reproduction rate of homosexuals, which is a point I made, from only my own anecdotal and observational experience, as a brief aside, which is only as far as I wanted it to go.

I remain in complete ignorance of people who are gender wonderers. And I know that in a situation, hot with the moment, where a homosexual event could take place, I would not shy from it, but, in all other scenes, every facet of me that makes sense to myself shows me more 'maleness' in myself. I have never been gender-ignorant, and indeed, self-knowledge has been tied, almost directly, to exploring the issues of maleness.

And I remain, also experiencially and observationally, within the knowledge that I am attracted, in a very deep sense from the pit of my groin, only to a woman who is equally at knowledge, or tracking that way, with her 'femaleness'.

What does all this mean?

I don't know.

To make this even more confusing, the whole feminist/gay/homosexual/gay/queer/androgyne/hermaphrodite/celibate/neutral/ society/biology/environment/therapy/etc... veneers on all this are, yes, maddening.

Where is that knockwurst?