Mucho macho. (reader forum).
Hypermasculinity (and hyperfemininity) can be fun when limited to the bedroom and other erotic zones, but when the aestheticization and eroticization of machismo enters the national political sphere proper in the way it has today, we should be perhaps less flip and a bit more reflective and critical.
Chet Meeks, Albany, N.Y.
I can't decide if Vincent is being disingenuous or if she is really that socially retarded that she is only now waking up to the fact that it is possible to have a very strong, very legitimate "aesthetic" appreciation of the special qualities of the opposite sex without there being the slightest hormonal involvement. Gay men have recognized the reverse for decades and realize it almost from the moment they realize they are gay.
Gregg Lauterbach, Jackson Heights, N. Y.
Norah, if you need to get your engine greased by a man, I won't hold it against you. The only two things I hold against any woman are playing the victim and not taking responsibility for her actions. Just do me two favors: Realize that courage comes in all shapes and does not require a penis and that dykes are not necessarily want-to-be castrated men.
Deborah Aloisi, Indianapolis, Ind.
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|Publication:||The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)|
|Article Type:||Letter to the Editor|
|Date:||Jul 9, 2002|
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