An Impolitic Question You May or May Not Want to Answer

Someone posted a rather impolitic question on Quora, one of those crowdsourced online question-and-answer services:

I’m not going to touch this one — because a) I’m a hetero guy, and b) I spend more time at El Rio than Wild Side West, and c) I wasn’t aware of the stereotype. (“Dang, I thought the lesbians lived on Valencia!“) But hey, if you’re feeling game, feel free to answer either at Quora, or in the comments here.

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9 thoughts on “An Impolitic Question You May or May Not Want to Answer

  1. Oh so true. It’s a well-known fact that Bernal is where lesbians go home to roost. The only other choice is Oakland.

    @Todd, sorry to break it to you, but El Rio is just as much of a lesbian bar as Wild Side West!

  2. Saying that Bernal is populated by lesbians is like observing that the neighborhood is not flat. It should also be noted that like the Wild Side, El Rio is owned and run by lesbians. What is the contrast that you are trying to point out? I guess if you hand’t realized that, perhaps your understanding of the make up of resident’s sexual orientation in our neighborhood could be a little off.

      • Responding to part B

        “a) I’m a hetero guy, and b) I spend more time at El Rio than Wild Side West, and c) I wasn’t aware of the stereotype. (“Dang, I thought the lesbians lived on Valencia!“) “

  3. Many years ago (20?) it was determined, possibly by a survey done by real estate agents, that Bernal Heights was the number one place on earth with the largest number of lesbian couples. This information was dispersed. Then the observation that many dogs on Bernal Hill were owned by lesbians was noted. Then the term “Maternal Heights” somehow got combined with the lesbian couple statistic, and Voila!, you have the stereotype. I have personally fit into that ‘demographic’ at one time or another over the past 20 years, so I have to say that some stereotypes can be true.

  4. I totally moved here for the chicks. You get tired of the scene on Valencia, showing off your ankle tats between your doc martins and your cut-off dickies and you want to get have kids and a house and live with grownups.

    Used to be you traded in your beater toyota pickup and got a Suburu to come here, but now you get a Prius, or if you are still under 40, maybe a Mini Cooper. I don’t have a dog but sometimes I have a tennis ball at sunset, or pick up some treats in your pocket if you want to meet someone, if you know what I mean.

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