Who’s the Sub?
I’m sure you have all seen this photo by now:
Now, I want you to read the following text that accompanied it in a blog post I just found:
Perhaps the most provocative aspect of the photo, however, is the fact that it’s the guy in uniform who presents as the more submissive [Clarissa’s emphasis], or what many would equate as the more “feminine” role.
As hard as I’ve tried, I’m failing to see what is so submissive about jumping on your lover and enveloping him with your legs. If you look at the body language, the uniformed guy is anything but passive in this situation.
It is really curious how people insist on analyzing gay relationships in terms of active versus submissive and how feminine immediately translated into submissive. Even when people have photographic evidence right in front of them, they still are incapable of analyzing what they are seeing and, instead, reproduce completely idiotic stereotypes that have nothing whatsoever to do with the situation they are observing.
The author of this post doesn’t even begin to realize that there are romantic relationships (whether they involve women or not) where nobody is the sub.