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Twitter has some ideas about what ‘heterosexual culture’ means

'Hetero people be like...'


Stacey Ritzen

Internet Culture

Posted on Sep 10, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 6:52 am CDT

When presented with the phrase “heterosexual culture,” what comes to mind? For most people, probably not all that much, since for most of modern society—at least until fairly recently—sexual attraction to the opposite sex or gender has largely been the cultural norm. In fact, “heterosexual culture” sounds more of an oxymoron than anything else.

Yet somehow, trans writer Katelyn Burns seemingly nailed it over the weekend in one perfect tweet.

“Heterosexual culture is a woman, well-dressed, hair done, and makeup perfect at 5 am traveling with a man wearing flip flops and a tank top that says “cornhole champ,” she wrote, adding that she says it as a “hopeless heterosexual” herself.

The tweet is essentially yet another variation of the “men are like this and women are like that” joke which has been around since probably the beginning of time. However, as the tweet went viral others began adding their own jokey contributions.




Although one person made the fair point that why would anyone even want to have their hair and makeup done for five a.m. flight?

And then there’s this example, which is oddly specific and seems to reference a 1997 Canadian sci-fi horror film called Cube?

Based on this little experiment, it seems safe to say we won’t be seeing any heterosexual pride parades happening any time soon. In the meantime, you can always find Friends reruns on Netflix.


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*First Published: Sep 10, 2018, 1:00 pm CDT