Women across Cultures
The invisibility of lesbianism is due to the minimal information divulged by lesbians to other members of the public. In fact, the traditional heterosexual family structure contributes to this phenomenon as people are expected to raise children under a normal family setting. It is common for others to ridicule any alteration to this approach hence the fear of vilification ensures that fewer lesbians are outed. Girls are thus meant to be submissive and loving towards men in order to maintain a semblance of normalcy. The masking of such a trend is also attributable to the conventional expectations placed on females as a means of promoting their femininity. The pressure to conform to such habits is therefore great and is adopted to avoid prying into one’s personal life. In young girls, lesbianism is not a common practice since the subjects just develop nonsexual crushes on each other. As it often happens to the older ones, lesbianism evolves only as the girls become mature women and begin to experiment with their sexuality thereby developing varying sexual preferences. The criticism labeled on such homosexual behavior hinges on the threat posed by its victims to the traditional family setting. The society views them as dangerous since they are alleged to cause moral decadence among the population while promoting promiscuity. They are a danger to the survival of human beings because their minimal birth rates would reduce the world population. It is also evident that they may cause marriage breakdowns when in search of surrogates or even sperm donors thus resulting in various conflicts among different communities. Lesbians also seem to disobey religious teachings hence sowing discord and doubt among the faithful. Such an outcome is detrimental to the continuity of religious movements as well.