Thanks for drawing my attention such an important issue. My the examples I used in class about males and females did not have sexual orientation in mnd. I brought the female and female example up to show the bias in society. What I suggested was that when men get their way that is seen as normal but if a female tries to do the same thing society tends to see that as unacceptable. I totally agree with you about double standards we have in society about gender, sexual orientation, race and class. The question about ladies who are strong will applies to all women.
Please come and see me on monday before class so we can talk about this issue. I brought the sexual orientation up as example to show how some people have been marginalized and treated as second class citizens in society for long time and continues to suffer prejudice. I think that we share the same feeling.
I am sure you also remember I quoted research to show that there is nothing normal about heterosexuality and that society defines what it considers "normal". I strongly believe that terms used for heterosexual relationshipe should also be used for homosexual relationships.