Recently, someone I know shared an article with the following title:
The post has gotten a lot of traction — so much so that The Huffington Post even reposted it. Naturally, I was skeptical of it and the related “11 Differences Between Dating a Boy and a Man,” both by Amy Chan. But I generally like and respect the person who posted it, so I took the bait.
Without reading either article, I can tell you there’s only one difference between dating girls/boys and women/men:
One is a felony, the other involves actual capacity to consent. Problem solved!
Real talk, though, I actually read both pieces. By the power vested in me as a special bisexual lady who has dated both men and women, I declare this to be mostly a load of heteronormative, gender essentialist horseshit.
But don’t take my word for it. Let’s break this down, starting with their intro pictures, shall we? Continue reading