On the set of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, photographed by Niko Tavernise.
"when the are not enough crew members, even a plastic chef can become a boom man”
Submitted by shai kedar
In 2009, while watching TV in the bed I shared with my second husband, I saw an interview with Lisa Diamond about her book Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women’s Love and Desire. In it Diamond, an associate professor of psychology and gender studies at the University of Utah, shares a study that shows that many women experience a fluid sexual desire, responsive to a person rather than a specific gender. When I heard Diamond’s findings, I wanted to jump on the bed and shout, “That’s me! That’s me!”
But I have found that people — gay and straight, men and women — want me to choose an identity. “You owe it to your ex-husbands. You owe it to your girlfriend,” one friend angrily replied when I said a label didn’t matter. Labels, she contends, are useful in a society that needs to have laws and make accommodations for marriage, employment rights, etc. My friend wondered why I’m resistant to a label around my sexuality, but I have no problem accepting labels like “woman,” “native Iowan,” “mother” and “grandmother.”
"Why are labels like ‘bisexual’ and ‘queer’ not useful?" she pushed. "They seem to describe the gray area in between. They’re non-binary. They both admit to a larger complexity. So what’s wrong with them?"
Good questions to which I have yet to arrive at any clear answers.” —I’m a Woman Who Loves a Woman, But Don’t Call Me a Lesbian | Annie L. Scholl via the Huffington Post Gay Voices (via gaywrites)
THANK YOU FOR POINTING THIS OUT. NOW I CAN CRY FOREVER