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”Myles, who recounted the incident during a recent phone call, groans.
“You want to put a stake through the guy’s heart.”Myles, 66, has been romantically involved with a number of women a few decades her junior.
“I didn’t want her to feel taken advantage of later on.
I just wanted to hang back and let her be a young woman in the city.” Both women were living in the Bay Area at the time, working as software engineers.
This past March, they got married, and in April they moved to Chicago to build a life together.
But they’re rarely read as the wives that they are. Stop.”“Power exchanges between women are always pathologized,” Myles says.
Everybody’s cool with women dating up, so long as the older person they’re dating is a man.
Take Emma Stone, Scarlett Johansson, and Jennifer Lawrence’s entire careers.Misunderstandings with warped oedipal undertones often plague queer women in intergenerational relationships.Once, the author and poet Eileen Myles was checking out at a store with a younger woman she was dating at the time, when the cashier asked her, “How are you doing today, Mom?In the newly released season two of Transparent, there's another distinctly Myles-like older dyke poet character (Myles and Transparent's creator, Jill Soloway, are currently dating), who, when hanging around with a younger woman, deals with an awkward Is-that-your-girlfriend-or-your-daughter mixup.M, a 30-year-old living in Los Angeles with her partner, T, who’s 19 years older, says they also receive some scrutiny when they’re out in public.