Theme & Character Lists: Situational Lesbianism
Women engaging in lesbian activities only because there are no
men around, or not fuckable men, anyway. NOTE: Not all women-only
worlds are situationally lesbian; some are created to show how really cool
it is to be queer. Here's a clue: If the men show up and the women want
to fuck them, then they're situational lesbians. If the men show up and
the women say buzz off, then they're real dykes.
- Kettle, Pamela. The Day of the Women (1969) (lesbian
attractions are hinted at, and disparaged, in Britain after the women take
- Maine, Charles Eric. Alph (also published as: World
Without Men). A loathsome sexist nasty book.
- Mushroom, Merril. Daughters of Khaton (1987). Men
show up on an all-woman planet. One woman was interested in a casual way
in one of the guys before he turned out to be an asshole. Really, this is
lesbian-feminist with openness to bisexuality; but it's relevant.
- Plowright, Teresa. Dreams of an Unseen Planet (1986)
(situational lesbianism b/w 2 women?)
- Weston, Susan. The Children of the Light (1987) (In a
post-apocalyptic alternative world, a young man becomes involved with a
young woman ... who later gets involved with another young woman, much to
the young man's surprise, disgust, and anger.)
- Zanger, Molleen. The Year Seven. Includes situational
lesbianism and real dykes; sexist men & nice guys (although not many of
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