Who says all the cool girls are lesbians? This cool vintage poster says so for one.
The cool girls are not all lesbians. Some of the coolest women I know are straight. Some of the uncoolest women I know are lesbians.
Of course there are many cool lesbians. We all know them. We all love them. Some of them are famous. Most of them aren’t. Maybe you’re one of the cool lesbians.
But what about the uncool lesbians? Who am I to judge? C’mon, we all know uncool lesbos. Hell, your ex-girlfriend is probably one of them. Or your girlfriend’s ex-girlfriend is one of them. Maybe even you are an uncool lesbian. Care to admit it?
This brings us to another question. What’s the definition of cool? Cool means many different things to many different people. Lesbians are people too, so cool means many different things to many different lesbians. What does cool mean to you? It’s hard to define, but you know it when you see it.
Which brings us back to cool and uncool lesbians. My best friend is a cool lesbian. My worst enemy is an uncool lesbian.
It bothers me when people lump people together in categories. How come all blondes are dumb? How come all real men don’t eat quiche? How come all Irish people are drunks? Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. I could go on and on and on.
Even though all the cool girls are not lesbians and all the lesbians are not cool girls, I’m glad I’m a lesbian. Whether I’m one of the cool ones or not, hell if I know. Lez all be cool.
Jules Joyce is the Fighter Writer, a playwright and blogger who lives in Iowa. You can find her speaking more of her mind on her blog The Fighter Writer.