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13. I live in a small rural county in Ohio, mostly Republican, and this
has never happened to me and we're known huggers with our female friends and relatives. I live next door to a lesbian couple and used to work 15 years ago with a lesbian couple and nothing was mentioned or seen like that with them. I've never seen anyone harassed for anything supposedly gay or lesbian.
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  -A question for heterosexual DU women Neecy  Jul-19-09 06:54 PM   #0 
  - Yes, quite common.  HeresyLives   Jul-19-09 06:56 PM   #1 
  - LOL  havocmom   Jul-19-09 07:00 PM   #4 
  - Take a number -  Tangerine LaBamba   Jul-19-09 07:18 PM   #22 
     - remind me to tell you about wayward's days of going to gay clubs to dance un-harassed  havocmom   Jul-19-09 07:23 PM   #29 
     - That's what I used to do!  Tangerine LaBamba   Jul-19-09 07:27 PM   #34 
        - LOL You and Wayward should get together and tell tales  havocmom   Jul-19-09 07:35 PM   #43 
        - The Pier 9?  Virginian   Jul-19-09 10:08 PM   #114 
           - Tracks?  WorseBeforeBetter   Jul-19-09 11:33 PM   #129 
           - Remember Annie's Paramount Steak House?  Tangerine LaBamba   Jul-20-09 12:17 AM   #134 
              - Oh, yeah. Just read some reviews on WaPo....  WorseBeforeBetter   Jul-20-09 08:44 AM   #153 
                 - Bob and Edith's is EXACTLY the same!  Tangerine LaBamba   Jul-20-09 11:36 AM   #161 
                    - Kewl!  WorseBeforeBetter   Jul-20-09 12:37 PM   #164 
                       - WHITEY'S!!!  Tangerine LaBamba   Jul-20-09 02:38 PM   #168 
           - I remember Pier 9!  Tangerine LaBamba   Jul-20-09 12:14 AM   #132 
              - You used to go to Tracks DC?!  Behind the Aegis   Jul-20-09 01:02 AM   #137 
                 - It was a wonderful place -  Tangerine LaBamba   Jul-20-09 11:37 AM   #162 
     - It's always the one we wouldn't touch  Missy Vixen   Jul-19-09 07:26 PM   #31 
        - Isn't it ironic, oh, she of the trampy name,  Tangerine LaBamba   Jul-19-09 07:29 PM   #38 
  - I sometimes wonder why some guys' heads don't explode from the contradictions within  Hello_Kitty   Jul-19-09 07:02 PM   #11 
  - Oh god yes, been there many times  varelse   Jul-19-09 07:52 PM   #55 
  - same here....took interest in science, politics, technology, aviation....  Triana   Jul-19-09 10:43 PM   #123 
  - My daughter does not look much like me. Yeah, there have been times....  havocmom   Jul-19-09 06:58 PM   #2 
  - OMG. I thought I was the only one!  stanwyck   Jul-20-09 09:43 AM   #157 
  - i was in high school  fizzgig   Jul-19-09 06:59 PM   #3 
  - Not to me, but I am a good deal older. I am married, but my husband does not  CTyankee   Jul-19-09 07:00 PM   #5 
  - I used to drive a Subaru...I must have been gay.  Tuesday Afternoon   Jul-19-09 07:00 PM   #6 
  - LOL - me too (miss that car!)  JerseygirlCT   Jul-19-09 07:11 PM   #16 
  - Deja vu JG!  Jazzgirl   Jul-19-09 07:42 PM   #48 
  - Still have my Subaru.  boobooday   Jul-19-09 07:20 PM   #26 
  - my at the time teenaged son called ours a hippy lesbian car. his gay aunt,  ourbluenation   Jul-19-09 09:33 PM   #90 
  - I drive a Subaru! And I'm not especially girly.  grace0418   Jul-19-09 10:22 PM   #121 
  - I've never had that happen...  CaliforniaPeggy   Jul-19-09 07:00 PM   #7 
  - No ...  Esurientes   Jul-19-09 07:01 PM   #8 
  - Never experience that. Been called an  amyrose2712   Jul-19-09 07:01 PM   #9 
  - On looks alone, yes.  Lars39   Jul-19-09 07:01 PM   #10 
  - I have been shaving my head for the last 14 years.  Jazzgirl   Jul-19-09 07:44 PM   #50 
     - Right on!  bliss_eternal   Jul-19-09 09:50 PM   #105 
     - It was the best haircut I ever had!  Lars39   Jul-19-09 10:12 PM   #115 
     - Cool.I love a chick with a shaved head.  amyrose2712   Jul-20-09 12:27 PM   #163 
  - Back in the early days of the internet..posting liberal views were met w/ "you must be a fat lesbian  Liberal_in_LA   Jul-19-09 07:03 PM   #12 
  - With lots of cats. Don't forget the cats!  QC   Jul-19-09 07:36 PM   #46 
     - HAHAHA  noamnety   Jul-19-09 10:00 PM   #109 
     - It is best not to delve too deeply into the right wing mind,. n/t  QC   Jul-19-09 10:18 PM   #118 
        - "It is best not to delve too deeply into the right wing mind"  KansDem   Jul-20-09 10:36 AM   #160 
     - Female + Liberal + cats = Lesbian  Liberal_in_LA   Jul-20-09 01:59 AM   #140 
  - I live in a small rural county in Ohio, mostly Republican, and this  A Brand New World   Jul-19-09 07:04 PM   #13 
  - Nope. Never happened to me. nt  JerseygirlCT   Jul-19-09 07:10 PM   #14 
  - Occasionally. If you turn certain guys down, they believe you MUST be gay.  Gwendolyn   Jul-19-09 07:11 PM   #15 
  - retorts for "uppity" women on message boards...  bliss_eternal   Jul-19-09 07:27 PM   #32 
     - Haha... yes, that's a pretty good list!  Gwendolyn   Jul-19-09 07:50 PM   #53 
        - I hear you....lol!  bliss_eternal   Jul-19-09 09:03 PM   #70 
        - Mmmmm. Communist lesbians.  Chulanowa   Jul-19-09 09:47 PM   #103 
  - I've never been called an anti-gay slur, but  ezgoingrl   Jul-19-09 07:12 PM   #17 
  - Yes.  bliss_eternal   Jul-19-09 07:13 PM   #18 
  - Most definitely.  cbayer   Jul-19-09 07:16 PM   #19 
  - You tell them, "I'm bisexual and I'm not attracted to you."  Ian David   Jul-19-09 07:17 PM   #20 
  - These days....  bliss_eternal   Jul-19-09 07:28 PM   #37 
  - Which makes the revenge all the sweeter for you when you tell them, "No." n/t  Ian David   Jul-19-09 07:49 PM   #52 
  - And they do... often  TorchTheWitch   Jul-20-09 06:49 AM   #145 
     - You got that right! nt  raccoon   Jul-20-09 08:05 AM   #151 
  - Even better...just say you don't do pity sex and wiggle your pinkie at him.  Behind the Aegis   Jul-20-09 01:04 AM   #138 
  - From just today:  noamnety   Jul-19-09 07:18 PM   #21 
  - Yes. When I was in college I went to Mardi Gras with a female  alsame   Jul-19-09 07:18 PM   #23 
  - Oh, yeah.  madamesilverspurs   Jul-19-09 07:18 PM   #24 
  - "...hasn't shaved his teeth for at least a week."  SeattleGirl   Jul-19-09 08:13 PM   #58 
  - "shaved his teeth"!  TorchTheWitch   Jul-20-09 02:32 AM   #141 
  - No, it hasn't happened to me  Mz Pip   Jul-19-09 07:19 PM   #25 
  - The only time this happened to me was when I was in a gay bar....  Hepburn   Jul-19-09 07:20 PM   #27 
  - Same here. My best friend from college is a lesbian and whenever we go out  Mrs. Overall   Jul-20-09 10:12 AM   #159 
  - No. I've never had this happen.  Starry Messenger   Jul-19-09 07:21 PM   #28 
  - no  Skittles   Jul-19-09 07:24 PM   #30 
  - About ten years ago I lived in a small town where I and a lesbian lady  jwirr   Jul-19-09 07:27 PM   #33 
  - Its happened  etherealtruth   Jul-19-09 07:27 PM   #35 
  - Grrrrr...  joey5150   Jul-19-09 07:28 PM   #36 
  - Never over sex but over spending time with other women.  EFerrari   Jul-19-09 07:31 PM   #39 
  - if you turn a guy down, ..... handful of times. seems to be the knee jerk comment  seabeyond   Jul-19-09 07:32 PM   #40 
  - I don't know how common it is.......  gleaner   Jul-19-09 07:33 PM   #41 
  - My father always made those kind of remarks about single women from their mid-twenties on up.  Kceres   Jul-19-09 07:34 PM   #42 
  - I'm a man, but I sadly have seen more than one woman 'insulted' this way  unpossibles   Jul-19-09 07:35 PM   #44 
  - Yes.  Jazzgirl   Jul-19-09 07:36 PM   #45 
  - I dare say most single professional women over a certain age  hlthe2b   Jul-19-09 07:39 PM   #47 
  - I haven't had it happen, but I've wondered whenever  CakeGrrl   Jul-19-09 07:42 PM   #49 
  - No, but I have had some men react badly because I have gay male friends  csziggy   Jul-19-09 07:47 PM   #51 
  - Yes, many times  varelse   Jul-19-09 07:50 PM   #54 
  - Often, guys will call you a "lesbo"  AnnieBW   Jul-19-09 07:58 PM   #56 
  - how can you not want to get with this, babeeee?!  bliss_eternal   Jul-19-09 09:20 PM   #79 
  - Or they call women "sluts", which is ironic as they just chose NOT to sleep with the guy.  Forkboy   Jul-19-09 09:30 PM   #86 
     - haha...true....  bliss_eternal   Jul-19-09 09:34 PM   #91 
  - Many of the people I graduated with in 1973 think I'm a lesbian.  SeattleGirl   Jul-19-09 08:06 PM   #57 
  - yes when i was young....  Mari333   Jul-19-09 08:18 PM   #59 
  - Barney Frank thought my friend and I were a gay couple -  phillysuse   Jul-19-09 08:39 PM   #60 
  - I have, my kid thought it hilarious (was in 3rd grade) when another kid called me a slur  uppityperson   Jul-19-09 08:41 PM   #61 
  - a child...?  bliss_eternal   Jul-19-09 09:39 PM   #95 
  - No, but I've been off the market for 17 years. nt  Ilsa   Jul-19-09 08:42 PM   #62 
  - Ha!  bliss_eternal   Jul-19-09 09:10 PM   #73 
  - Yes, yes and no.  MuseRider   Jul-19-09 08:49 PM   #63 
  - Yeah, I've been accused of being a lesbian  pipi_k   Jul-19-09 08:52 PM   #64 
  - I got called a "fucking dyke" and going to hell by a ten year old counterprotester at a prop 8 demo.  LeftyMom   Jul-19-09 08:53 PM   #65 
  - wow.  Neecy   Jul-19-09 09:01 PM   #69 
  - I ignored it. That family's well known locally for what they do, and the cops were asking us all to  LeftyMom   Jul-19-09 09:13 PM   #75 
  - that's beyond messed up.  bliss_eternal   Jul-19-09 09:13 PM   #74 
  - The family's basically the Phelpses without the law degrees or travel budget.  LeftyMom   Jul-19-09 09:15 PM   #76 
     - omg.  bliss_eternal   Jul-19-09 09:22 PM   #80 
     - That is a funny description "without the law degrees or travel budget"  uppityperson   Jul-19-09 09:58 PM   #108 
  - Yikes.  noamnety   Jul-19-09 10:08 PM   #113 
  - that question is really  Gabi Hayes   Jul-19-09 08:57 PM   #66 
  - btw, I've been asked if I was gay by several different kids at schools in  Gabi Hayes   Jul-19-09 09:01 PM   #68 
     - wow!  bliss_eternal   Jul-19-09 09:30 PM   #87 
  - I had a roommate in college spread a rumor I was a lesbian.  jmm   Jul-19-09 09:00 PM   #67 
  - Holy crap!  bliss_eternal   Jul-19-09 09:06 PM   #72 
     - I never had much luck with roommates.  jmm   Jul-19-09 11:58 PM   #131 
  - By other straight women . . . !  tilsammans   Jul-19-09 09:06 PM   #71 
  - i hear that a lot.  bliss_eternal   Jul-19-09 09:27 PM   #83 
  - Not particularly  MissB   Jul-19-09 09:16 PM   #77 
  - No.  woo me with science   Jul-19-09 09:19 PM   #78 
  - Back in the days when I was a medic, that happened ONCE  nadinbrzezinski   Jul-19-09 09:23 PM   #81 
  - Yes. but have no problem with it, cause I don't consider it an insult.  unapatriciated   Jul-19-09 09:23 PM   #82 
  - I'm a man, and this happens a LOT to men as well --  smalll   Jul-19-09 09:28 PM   #84 
  - you know, I'm sorry I didn't ask this  Neecy   Jul-19-09 09:34 PM   #92 
  - not too late to create a separate poll...  bliss_eternal   Jul-19-09 09:45 PM   #101 
     - okey dokey  Neecy   Jul-19-09 09:49 PM   #104 
        - We probably do...  bliss_eternal   Jul-19-09 09:51 PM   #106 
           - wow  Neecy   Jul-19-09 11:03 PM   #126 
              - Patriarchy constrains everyone...  bliss_eternal   Jul-19-09 11:34 PM   #130 
  - i'm really pissed at south park for bringing that back.  bliss_eternal   Jul-19-09 09:41 PM   #97 
  - (self-delete -- duplicate post.) /nt  smalll   Jul-19-09 09:28 PM   #85 
  - Many times  DKRC   Jul-19-09 09:31 PM   #88 
  - Yup. Heck, my own dad thought I was a lesbian for years.  knitter4democracy   Jul-19-09 09:31 PM   #89 
  - True...  bliss_eternal   Jul-19-09 09:38 PM   #93 
     - Well, a new hairdresser cut my hair short in middle school.  knitter4democracy   Jul-19-09 09:44 PM   #100 
        - Ah...ok.  bliss_eternal   Jul-19-09 09:47 PM   #102 
  - I've only had it happen when I turned down a guy.  distantearlywarning   Jul-19-09 09:38 PM   #94 
  - don't know how common it is but it semi frequently happened to me in olden times  pitohui   Jul-19-09 09:40 PM   #96 
  - No, I haven't, but I've heard gossip that other women are, from men...  Rhiannon12866   Jul-19-09 09:43 PM   #98 
  - jokingly perhaps  shanti   Jul-19-09 09:44 PM   #99 
  - Yep, my Mom and I still laugh about the time we were walking together...  TygrBright   Jul-19-09 09:54 PM   #107 
  - no, not at all.  inna   Jul-19-09 10:00 PM   #110 
  - Yes. I don't wear make up and wear sensible shoes. Yep. nt  Captain Hilts   Jul-19-09 10:01 PM   #111 
  - I have felt threatened for being a female, period. ...  Hekate   Jul-19-09 10:06 PM   #112 
  - No, no one has ever suggested that I am/ was a lesbian  Lorien   Jul-19-09 10:14 PM   #116 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-19-09 10:17 PM   #117 
  - I haven't, but I know female athletes who get that all the time. nt  tblue37   Jul-19-09 10:19 PM   #119 
  - you all are terrific  Neecy   Jul-19-09 10:21 PM   #120 
  - Not experienced it but being somewhat of a tomboy, older, unpartnered...  Triana   Jul-19-09 10:41 PM   #122 
  - Yes, a number of times.  Dappleganger   Jul-19-09 10:46 PM   #124 
  - it is common  dogsmycopilot   Jul-19-09 10:49 PM   #125 
  - I love the WNBA and my Phoenix Mercury. Clubbing afterwards is sometimes a pain, though.  blondeatlast   Jul-19-09 11:24 PM   #127 
  - When my daughter was in her teens  rhiannon55   Jul-19-09 11:33 PM   #128 
  - Haven't read all the replies but will pitch in my story  Shanti Mama   Jul-20-09 12:16 AM   #133 
  - No, and  shimmergal   Jul-20-09 12:51 AM   #135 
  - or you could present it actually the way it was presented in the thread you're referring to.  omega minimo   Jul-20-09 01:02 AM   #136 
  - I did  Neecy   Jul-20-09 09:30 AM   #154 
     - no you didn't  omega minimo   Jul-20-09 09:35 AM   #155 
        - Uh-huh  Neecy   Jul-20-09 09:57 AM   #158 
  - Old school goth and male here, so I used to frequently wear make-up  Norrin Radd   Jul-20-09 01:24 AM   #139 
  - the opposite really  TorchTheWitch   Jul-20-09 02:46 AM   #142 
  - Doe bisexual count?  eridani   Jul-20-09 02:51 AM   #143 
  - Funny thing is that  Politicalboi   Jul-20-09 03:47 AM   #144 
  - No. I live in Vermont.  cali   Jul-20-09 06:53 AM   #146 
  - No - I used to live in Vermont and now I live in NH.  Vinca   Jul-20-09 07:05 AM   #147 
  - Yes I was harassed by a guy once called me names like that  alarimer   Jul-20-09 07:12 AM   #148 
  - I haven't been called any slurs  Berry Cool   Jul-20-09 07:45 AM   #149 
  - Yes. I have been called a lesbian and  Phentex   Jul-20-09 07:46 AM   #150 
  - Never had that experience.  salin   Jul-20-09 08:35 AM   #152 
  - I've had guy "friends" poke fun at me when I hang out with another chick.  backtoblue   Jul-20-09 09:39 AM   #156 
  - No but the other day someone used an anti-gay slur to describe Michael Jackson  applegrove   Jul-20-09 12:42 PM   #165 
  - Oh yes.  redqueen   Jul-20-09 12:45 PM   #166 
  - Not yet  AspenRose   Jul-20-09 12:56 PM   #167 
 

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