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I awoke late afternoon one Sunday to the sound of my television As I slowly came to consciousness the voices grew louder and more distinct The first I recognized was that of Barbara Walters the second was the unmistakable sound of Star Jones Opening my eyes my suspicions were confirmed it is The View that popular all-female cast talk show One of the hostesses announced that todays guests were the outspoken feminist Gayle Rubin and the star of one of Aristophones famous Greek plays Lysistrata A series of topics were brought up for discussion and the following dialogue ensued The dialogue is prompted with questions about sexuality feminism and politics Dialogue Rubin I believe that there is no hierarchy of sexuality If men love boys men or whatever else the case may be that is just as valid and acceptable as any other relationship Lysistrata What then is the purpose of marriage Men are supposed to love their wives and find them desirous Without this convention society will not function properly Imagine a society in which men only desire one-another what would that leave for us women Rubin Just because they are not in heterosexual relationships does not mean that they cannot experience love and sexual fulfillment Just as it is possible for men to desire men it is possible that women may desire women Moreover it is not likely that every male in one society will have the exact same preference and sexual orientation Homosexuality is not a disease it does not spread rampantly It is just as Ive said in my essay Thinking Sex such a claim is merely a figment of erotic hysteria Lysistrata I am not denying that there can be sexual desire towards members of the same sex It is a naturally occurring part of life and occurs in my community Lysistrata Good day Lampito dear friend from Lacedaemon How well and handsome you look What a
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