nymag.com, August 5, 2015
When straight women hook up with other straight women, no real explanation is required; when straight men hook up with other straight men, it’s a different story.
This divide stems from a common understanding of human sexuality: The female variety of it is more malleable, more inherently open to experimentation and variety, than the male variety. In Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men, out last month from NYU Press, Jane Ward, an associate professor of women’s studies at the University of California, Riverside, makes the case that this is a flawed understanding.
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