😊 That makes me happy!
yes, as a member of the LGBTQ community, I have studied a lot of the history, and I almost didn't have to research it, given that I know the pain of living a secret life and having to act like everything is just fine when you're actually dying inside. And that has to be even worse in places like Somalia, Russia, Iraq, and so many other countries where it could mean death.
in "a female body", I just had to draw attention to the fact that a lot of women who are regarded as "sex symbols" actually had a very difficult relationship with sex and even were victims of sexual violence; Marilyn Monroe is a good example of this dichotomy.
And that dichotomy is very much entwined in United States history; women of color, and especially American Indigenous and Black women have for so long been depicted as either asexual and unattractive or as hypersexual exotic toys when in reality both groups are disproportionately victims of sexual violence, given the long history of genocide against them. Indigenous women and Black men are disproportionately victims of violence, full stop.