Later historians tried to de-gay her. Also keep in mind that you are not obligated to answer to anyone, especially when it concerns your sexuality. Oftentimes when I go about discussing anything outside a binary, I focus on the basics of human needs: It certainly seems like she cared about the people she wrote about, and maybe she did. But Sappho's words themselves are not gender-neutral. Reynolds says that she learned her method from Sappho's own fragments. Bitches can't have it both ways.
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Retrieved on April 23, New York City, New York: Harassment and intimidation have been common even in places where homosexuality is legal, and laws against child corruption, morality, or "the good ways" faltas a la moral o las buenas costumbres , have been used to persecute homosexuals. Women, however, may have intimate relations with other women as long as their wifely duties are met, their private matters are kept quiet, and the woman with whom they are involved is somehow related by family or logical interest to her lover.
When questioned about her sexuality, she responds that she is "into people". Emily falls in love with her and has a romantic relationship with Lillian. Because of the Hays Code, lesbianism after was absent from most films, even those adapted with overt lesbian characters or plot devices. Ancient sources say that she had three brothers; the names of two of them are mentioned in the Brothers Poem discovered in Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema 's Sappho and Alcaeus above portrays her staring rapturously at her contemporary Alcaeus; images of a lesbian Sappho, such as Simeon Solomon 's painting of Sappho with Erinna below , were much less common in the nineteenth century.
Sappho clearly worked within a well-developed tradition of Lesbian poetry, which had evolved its own poetic diction, meters, and conventions. You won't be able to vote or comment. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass. Basically, the above commentary. Housman in the twentieth, have been influenced by her poetry. Choose your username Your username is how other community members will see you. A mostly fandom blog, formerly Iteribidem.