Fesbian = Fake Lesbian; A female (often in the public eye) pretending to be of homosexual orientation for personal gain.
As we continue on our path through the twenty-first century the members of the LGBT community are slowly but surely gaining the civil rights that straight couples have enjoyed throughout history. However, total equality does not seem to be in the near future. The passing of Proposition 8 in the state of California has set a standard for other states to withhold or relinquish their own legislation for marriage equality (Hello, Maine). Aside from the religious aspect of the argument against gay marriage, various social issues seem to be preventing progress in the struggle for fair legislation. In our society members of the LGBT community are often not taken seriously. They are depicted in the media as flamboyant or butch caricatures and are often seen as the butt of jokes rather than contributing members of society.
It is a strong belief of mine that the actions of people in the public eye are a huge part of the American lack of respect for gay minorities. Young actresses especially seem to be the under the impression that coming out as lesbian or bisexual is an instant fix for a lack of publicity. Lindsay Lohan for example, has been in very public and very rocky relationships with both men and woman. Her recent antics involving drug use, DUI charges, and a stint in rehab have been followed by the ceaseless public stalking of her ex-girlfriend Samantha Ronson. By coupling her sexual preference with her promiscuous and irresponsible behavior, Lindsay Lohan is giving lesbians and bisexual women a bad name. She is promoting the idea that homosexuality is a lifestyle embraced by those who are both unstable and desperate for attention. Lohan continues to use her now dissolved relationship with Ronson to promote her fame on an almost daily basis, turning to Twitter to reveal details of their never ending breakup as well as to refute tabloid claims regarding their relationship. Lindsay Lohan is the worst Fesbian of them all.
Although we can all agree that Lindsay is a hot mess, the title of most ridiculous Fesbian goes to the likes of the hottest trailer trash to hit Hollywood this decade, Megan Fox. Miss Fox claims bisexuality; however, her particular branch of bisexuality comes with a catch. According to The Sun, Fox explicitly states that she would never have sex with another bisexual woman, explaining that she thinks men are dirty. SERIOUSLY? These outlandish remarks don’t make sense. She won’t sleep with a woman who has slept with a man but she WILL allow a “dirty” MAN to physically enter her body? Foxy here is marketing bisexual women as fickle children who simply can’t make up their minds. Am I really the only person who is calling BULL on this?
In my opinion, members of the LGBT community need to unite against these elaborate naysayers in order to gain the civil rights that they crave and deserve. Coming out should be a significant steppingstone in a person’s life, NOT a ruse for media attention. By making spectacles of their alleged sexuality these actresses are going beyond the realm of spreading awareness and are subsequently denying the LBGT community the respect that it deserves. They are also leading young and impressionable American women to believe that experimenting with their sexuality for attention (the WRONG reason) goes without repercussions. Pretending to be bisexual or lesbian only for attention is a serious offense that can easily hurt the feelings of a person that is actually gay or bi. Coming out in this manner is selfish and harmful both to the individuals involved in the charade as well as to society as a whole. Women as a population should have more RESPECT for themselves as individuals and for the LGBT community. Exploitation of something as serious as sexual preference for personal gain should not be taken lightly.