How does the media portray dating
Finding a man who isn’t affected by the media, now that is the hard part.Heidi: Children’s stories and movies like Disney films introduced me to a heteronormative ideal at a very young age.I felt normal when I was kissing a boy, even when I was feeling abnormal for not enjoying myself like they do in the movies. I actually went as far as to get married to a man I knew I didn’t love (or even enjoy being with sexually) because I wanted the typical middle-class white-picket-fence life for myself and my children.I thought that I was supposed to get married, that it would make other people happy and provide a “normal” life for my children.Lydia: I just have to say, love that someone mentioned “Firefly.” And I absolutely adore Zoe and Wash.
I cannot think of a single television character who is asexual and not considered to be extremely odd in some way.
The main contributors at Pandagon and Shakesville, for example.
They talk about their relationships in the blogs, and it’s nice to see a functional open marriage, or just an egalitarian partnership.
I find odds and ends in books that often aren’t about the relationships but that include them incidentally.
Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next books, with their strong heroine, or just about everything Tamora Pierce has ever written.