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Elisabeth Hasselbeck: Women Come Out as Lesbians Later in Life Because All of the Men are Taken


Elisabeth Hasselbeck's explanation for why many women come out of the closet later in life:

"Older men are going for younger women leaving the women with no one."

Scoffs Joy Behar: "That's ridiculous. I'm sorry. Being gay is not just, you know, holding hands and walking through the tulips. There are things that people do sexually. I don't think you suddenly wake up one day and say, you know, 'I think I want to do that.' You wanted to do it, but you were just trapped in a system that said, 'get married.'"


(clip via the advocate)

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  1. While not an entirely wrong statement, moronic ex-reality/game show contestants can really muddy the message. Its just not that cut and dried; according to her, its like deciding to buy a certain color car after your spouse dies or leaves you. While it MAY factor in as a part of the decision to come out later in life, it's intellectually phony to say that the reason is that men have run off with the babysitter.

    It works for her silly world view and narrative, but it's not accurate. She has NO talent or reason to be on TV, and that's even given TV's low standards.

    Posted by: princely54 | Jul 28, 2010 12:53:50 AM

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    Posted by: chellelaro | Jul 28, 2010 1:32:17 AM

  3. No, not quite EH, but as PERSON said, women do have a more fluid sexuality, if not under their control. With childbearing years over, more fluidity makes sense.

    Posted by: David R. | Jul 28, 2010 1:50:50 AM

  4. Correction: women **tend** to have a more fluid sexuality.

    Posted by: David R. | Jul 28, 2010 1:52:07 AM

  5. Sure, women have more fluid sexuality, for myriad reasons, including less social disapproval (a combination of "lesbos are hot" and society not having much use for women past childbearing age), bad experiences with men, the comfort that being with someone of the same sex can provide (more so for women than men, I'd say, because women are more nurturing and supportive, especially once they're not competing for men), the desire for basic affection over many men's insistence on sex (and little else), and so on. But this moron covers none of that, and her explanation is simply vapid. Yes her stupidity is for ratings: both so elites can say, Oh jeez, and down-home types can have someone to relate to. It's perfect typecasting.

    @Tank: I thought you hated the use of "fluid" as it relates to sexuality? I'm shocked, I tells ya, shocked!

    Posted by: Paul R | Jul 28, 2010 2:44:28 AM

  6. I do hate the word fluid with regard to sexuality and anything else. I don't think sexualities are fluid, actually. The difference between male and female sexuality isn't "fluidity".

    Posted by: TANK | Jul 28, 2010 3:02:45 AM

  7. What about sexual fluids?

    Posted by: Jerry | Jul 28, 2010 3:20:41 AM

  8. "Older men are going for younger women leaving the women with [(edit) no choice but to become lesbians.]"

    Oh, I've no doubt that there's a few women "on the fence" that have simply given up on male companionship later in life.

    Oh Elizabeth... just because "some do" doesn't mean that most or all are the same.

    Too many people in this nation display a desperate need for a remedial class in critical thinking.

    Posted by: jexer | Jul 28, 2010 3:28:09 AM

  9. View is a tired programme. Whoopi reads everything from cards. None of them is funny.

    The best episode so far is the one the legendary comic genius Dame Edna Everage was a guest. You can watch her brilliant jokes on youtube. Maybe they should ask Dame Edna back when Obama makes a visit. At least Edna takes over where ever she is and dominates the entire session.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Jul 28, 2010 4:47:43 AM

  10. "A woman's sexuality is far more fluid than a man's" -- that may be possible, but Joy meant that u don't all of a sudden develop the desire to have sex w/women -- just cuz ur older & there's no available men -- when u've never had the desire before.

    At least Hasselshit is consistent. She's always an idiot.

    Posted by: swine | Jul 28, 2010 4:50:22 AM

  11. I still fail to believe that they allow this women out in public. I used to think that they used her as comedy relief on "The View" but honestly she's not funny and it's only a relief when she isn't there.

    Posted by: ChrisM | Jul 28, 2010 8:34:45 AM

  12. On a positive note, do you see that her hair appears to be thinning?

    Posted by: Dave | Jul 28, 2010 8:49:00 AM

  13. On a positive note, do you see that her hair appears to be thinning?

    Posted by: Dave | Jul 28, 2010 8:49:00 AM

  14. Just a side note - many of these "older" ladies converting to lesbianism in their senior years are actually converting to companionism (my word). These new relationships are usually very loving but without sex - much like two sisters living together sharing everything equally.

    I've known quite a few older women who would be perfectly happy to share their later years with someone (male or female) with like interests who demanded nothing more from the "relationship" than an occasional hug, a thank you and maybe an "I love you, too" every once in a while - however, this does not determine (or change) their sexual orientation.

    Posted by: ChrisM | Jul 28, 2010 9:00:07 AM

  15. Can't she just dye her hair...hasn't she done enough damage to the reputation of those of us who are blonde?

    Posted by: woodroad34d | Jul 28, 2010 9:43:41 AM

  16. The hausfrau blouse she has on makes her look like she is wearing the hospital gown she was released in.
    She really is an embarrassment to humanity.
    Oh, and poster DAVE: Go fuck yourself.

    Posted by: tweedle | Jul 28, 2010 9:44:34 AM

  17. EH's I.Q. standing in the gutter holding a sign that reads: "Don't spit, cant't swim"

    Posted by: Maverick69 | Jul 28, 2010 10:03:08 AM

  18. ROTFLMAO! I'm sending this to all my middle-aged lesbian friends just to stir them up!

    Posted by: wimsy | Jul 28, 2010 10:07:42 AM

  19. I bet that after the taping of each show... she sits in her dressing room and cries, cries, cries... The producers have to beg her to come out... Elizabeth..... We Love You..... American Loves You.... Come Out Sweety!

    Posted by: Allen from Austin | Jul 28, 2010 10:35:25 AM

  20. She clearly has a very low opinion of herself, and by extension other women, to think that landing a man would be a woman's number 1 goal - and other women being a distant second.

    What about being single?

    Posted by: Andalusian Dog | Jul 28, 2010 10:53:58 AM

  21. Oh, Elizabeth you make it so clear why your husband married you. It obviously wasn't for you brains.

    I hope the Lesbians are taking you to task.

    Posted by: Dawson | Jul 28, 2010 11:53:14 AM

  22. I thought they just filled the void with food and cats.

    Anyway, if a woman comes out at age 15 you'd think she's a solid lesbian. After the second divorce then perhaps bisexual. Women are more likely to be bisexual emotionally. Men have prison sex though, but don't admit anything. Don't watch The View to learn anything, folks. It's likely to kill brain cells actually.

    Posted by: anon | Jul 28, 2010 12:36:21 PM

  23. The best thing that could happen to Elisabeth is she gets reincarnated as a GAY, African American, Muslim man in her next life. Because she's not learning anything as a Dum white christain stupid bitch in this one.

    Posted by: Travis | Jul 28, 2010 2:00:28 PM

  24. i agree with the person's post...i don't think elisabeth was saying that was the only reason anyone is in a same sex relationship...they were talking specifically about women who have been in long standing heterosexual relationships become involved with a woman...quit generalizing what she said...it WAS a discussion of the whys...and there are a lot of whys...and not everyone who does this is a long suffering closet lesbian...

    Posted by: sam | Jul 28, 2010 4:34:58 PM

  25. There's nothing more entertaining than watching a complete idiot go that one step beyond.

    Posted by: DeeVee | Jul 28, 2010 4:48:11 PM

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