*Reminiscing about the good ole days*
Peggy: I was a lesbian back in 1974.
Bette: Just 1974?
Peggy: Yes, that was all I needed.
Bette: That’s what we commonly refer to as a “hasbian”.
Here’s to bringing back another installment of lesbian stereotypes!
Today I was on Facebook, and an ex girlfriend of one of my (lesbian) friends was going on a cruise… with her boyfriend. It’s very common for the college years to be “experimental”, be it sexually or otherwise. This leads to what we often call a “hasbian”, as in used to be a lesbian. This is usually someone that went in for an experiment, and then decided ladybits aren’t really their thing. Which is totally cool- I’m not here to judge. I can understand why a lot of lesbians take offense to this, though. When you’re consistently being told “but you’re really a bisexual though” or “all you need is to find the right man”, a hasbian can really undercut the lesbian visibility cause.
This brings me to The Predator. A few friends of mine have this policy: “I only date straight girls”. One might think “That doesn’t make any sense- that’s impossible! They wouldn’t be dating you if they were straight.”
Wrong you are, my friend.
Though I hate to say it, many girls are both curious and easily manipulated. Pair those two fatal flaws together, and The Predator easily charms the unassuming straight girl. Then BAM- they’re somehow in a lesbian relationship. They may date for awhile, and then the girl realizes “oh shit I have to actually interact with a vagina at some point, don’t I?” And then the spell is broken, and the hasbian is born.