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It bugs me when an absence of a specific masculine attribute is taken as an indication of femininity, or vice versa. I think the former is more troubling than the latter, though, because it's so often used as an insult (which, by extension, insults the entire female population). I suppose it's a natural result of thinking of gender as a single binary condition, as opposed to a spectrum or a series of sliding scales.

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(Sunday morning, INT: EB and JH's apartment)

JH: You know, an outside observer, seeing your preference for porn featuring such girly characters, might call your supposedly rigid heterosexuality into question.
EB: Well, first of all, they're not really "girly". I don't like these characters because they look like girls.
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EB: They may be androgynous in that they lack certain masculine characteristics such as chest hair, but they don't have any feminine characteristics, either. Femininity is more than a lack of masculinity. And overly-muscled comic supermen have always been more of a male power fantasy than a female sexual fantasy anyway.
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EB: And secondly, it's not porn. Ladies don't look at porn. It is, at most, erotica. It's a complex, multi-layered story that involves fantasy, human psychology, conflict, sensuality, drama, and, above all, romance.
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JH: Aaaand that would be a two-page spread of a penis with a stripe on it going into a butthole.
EB: Yes, but they talked about their feelings for three issues beforehand, so it's not porn.