Feb 13, 2015
Why Gay Men Read "Dykes to Watch Out For"
If you did become friends, it was hard to find a place to hang out. Lesbian bars charged men exhorbitant covers to keep them out, and the various womyn's spaces in town didn't allow men inside at all.
They gave an interesting glimpse into lesbian experience, so close to our own: growing up amid a "what boy do you like?" brainwashing, being told that same-sex desire does not exist, escaping to a gay haven, looking for love in a paradise of feminine beauty.
But also so different. And, perhaps, with lessons we could learn.
See also: The Princess: Sometimes Boys Are Girls.