Okay so PLEASE BARE with me, I was totally lost and Confused when reading this :-(
But what I understood was that Rich was pretty much believes that compulsory heterosexuality stands for we are bound to be heterosexual. Society is the main reason why we are they we are. Society influences the way we think, believe, feel, and how we are to love. But for lesbians they are not equal as heterosexual are. Rich states how lesbians frequently have to hide their orientation so they wouldn’t be victimized against in the workplace, or in society.
· A few things that Rich pointed out that left me speechless were
o Lesbians have been fired from institutions that were created by feminists
o Lesbians have been fired from their jobs
o Feminists novels, poems, writings are mainly heterosexual, and they don’t reference lesbians at all
Lastly She talks about lesbian presence by stating how lesbians do not actually exist in civilization. Rich goes on about how lesbians are not talked about society or in writings. And continues to repeated herself as the article goes which I still get more and more confused, but this is what I was able to pull from Ms. Rich.