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[NSFW] Is a woman who is [XXX]ually attracted to the Statue of Liberty a [XXXXXXX]?

Asked by SmashTheState (9636 points ) March 7th, 2012

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[XXX] = sex
[XXXXXXX] = lesbian

This woman is in love with the Statue of Liberty. Does being sexually attracted to a giant woman-shaped statue make her lesbian? Or does the object of her affection being inanimate take precedence?

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Dr_Lawrence's avatar

This is known as a paraphilia just as when she was in love with a drum kit earlier in her life. The statue is not female, it is just a female shaped object. This attachment does not make the woman a lesbian,

SmashTheState's avatar

@Dr_Lawrence I’m familiar with her paraphilia. What I’m asking is if being in love with a female statue makes her a lesbian. Would it be different if she fell in love with the Colossus of Rhodes?

fundevogel's avatar

I’m guessing no since living women don’t seem to hold any interest for her.

SmashTheState's avatar

@fundevogel A woman who was sexually attracted to only female corpses would pretty clearly be considered lesbian – and there are no living women involved there, either.

janedelila's avatar

Oh. My. I have actually never heard of this. However, the woman in question refers to the object of her love as “she” and not “it”. She has given this object a feminine name, and has considered marriage as a viable option, which leads me to believe she has personalized the statue. But she also states that the statue is an object. I say it is a lesbian inclination of an alternative sexuality. I wonder if she called the drum set “he” or “she”.

fundevogel's avatar

@SmashTheState I don’t think it makes sense to wedge attraction to inanimate objects into the spectrum of gender oriented attracton. Rather than debate just how gay or straight it is to pine for a hunk of oxidized copper why not consider the possibility that sexual attraction and orientation isn’t always best defined in terms of gender?

Why not consider it in terms of the similarity of the desired object to a pickle jar? On this scale 10 would be indistinguishable from a pickle jar and 0 would be not at all like a pickle jar. It’s true that this scale doesn’t really tell us anything useful about a given attraction, but is placing it along the spectrum of gender attraction any more useful or informative?

Aethelflaed's avatar

Do we really have to be so invested in the gay/straight identities that we have to force this woman into one? Can’t it just be, lady wants to get it on with the Statue of Liberty?

PS: Fluther will totally let you say lesbian in your title.

ETA: Also would not consider a woman who likes female corpses a lesbian.

Imadethisupwithnoforethought's avatar

@SmashTheState going to disagree with you here, respectfully. A woman mentions she is attracted to corpses, exclusively the female kind, I would not consider her a lesbian.

To your question, I am voting inanimate objects take precedence. I would not assume a guy who said he loved his car, gave it a female name, and proceeded to have sex with men was straight.

wundayatta's avatar

The statue is not female. It is an object and does not have a gender. It doesn’t even depict a woman. It depicts a concept, which is mythologized as feminine, but is still merely a concept. It is not a person. At best, it is feminine in the same way that it is liberty: in a metaphorical sense.

So the woman is not a lesbian.

ucme's avatar

She must have been so upset when David “don’t touch the hair” Copperfield made her “dissappear”
Does this mean she carries a torch for Miss Liberty?

augustlan's avatar

Object over gender, I think.

Edit: Now, if she was exclusively attracted to ‘female shaped objects’, that might make her a lesbian with an additional requirement of her love objects… that they be actual objects.

LuckyGuy's avatar

This article is from The Sun so you know it must be totally true. They even have “unretouched” photos of a 6 cm arm and torch sticking out of her vagina. Sheesh.

Aethelflaed's avatar

@LuckyGuy Hey, don’t knock The Sun. They’re who we turn to when the Daily Fail isn’t giving us our quality trash.

OpryLeigh's avatar

I am fascinated by this condition. I saw a programme on TV sometime ago where a man was having a sexual “relationship” with his car and claimed to be in love with it. I know plenty of people who claim to love their car but I am pretty sure they are n’t shagging them! It was weird but fascinating at the same time.

elbanditoroso's avatar

@Leanne1986 – was he making love to the tailpipe?

Keep_on_running's avatar

@Leanne1986 I’m pretty sure I’ve seen that show before, yeah, I think it was the tailpipe.

wundayatta's avatar

Oh dear. I hope he hadn’t just turned the engine off! :O

ucme's avatar

@Leanne1986 As Eddie Murphy said in Beverly Hills Cop, “He stuck a banana in the tailpipe”
Poor bugger must have been exhaust-ed ;¬}

Keep_on_running's avatar

Hmm, I wonder if he custom built the tailpipe…

Sunnybunny's avatar

Since the Statue of Liberty is maintained by taxpayer dollars*, that woman who is in love with her/it is obligated to make a video of herself having sex with her/it and post it online for the viewing pleasure of those of us who pay for said sex.**

*At least, I think it is.
**But I personally wouldn’t want to watch it.

OpryLeigh's avatar

@elbanditoroso That’s the chap!

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