FourFourSeconds ago, the word lesbian was thrown around like a boomerang.
The word was used in an article in The Atlantic, and it was widely believed to refer to the sexual orientation of children.
Today, the terms are used interchangeably.
But before the advent of social media, a word like lesbian was so new that it had no clear definition.
And because it was so obscure, the people who coined it could only speculate on what it meant.
It’s been about 40 years since The Atlantic article first appeared, and the phrase has remained a bit of a mystery.
The term is still being used today by academics, journalists, and activists to describe a broad range of sexual orientations.
But what exactly is it, and how did we end up with this new definition?