If Alice Was a Lesbian


Hello! It has been at least a year that I have written to you and recently something crossed my mind. 
In one of your wonderful Alice books, Alice spends the night with a lesbian before realizing that said girl is indeed a lesbian. When she gets home and shares with her dad about this, she asks him how he would feel if she was a lesbian and though I don't remember the exact scenario, I do remember her father saying something along the lines of "I would be a little sad for you."
I am wondering why her father would say that.

Phyllis replied:

He was thinking about the prejudice she might encounter, and that made him sad.
A parent can love a child enormously, and still worry that something about him
or her might make other people shun or tease or torment, simply because he know
of cases where this has happened.
Posted on: September 18, 2012


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