it’s an immensely complicated issue when ur talking about younger lesbians/bi girls vs older lesbians/bi women because like….for the most part the issues are exactly the same, since we’ve made very little progress, but older generations of women tend to be much more reserved, generally speaking, especially around straight people. like there’s been radicals always and obviously there still is but generally speaking older women were forced into silence out of overwhelming fear and so…the sort of lesbians/bi women that rick has in his life, being that he’s a straight cis man, are undoubtedly the kind of women who have probably learned by necessity that they need to be moderate and polite in their demands, if that makes sense. so it’s not…their fault, necessarily, but their views are also often not progressive in the way that they really need to be.
it’s not so much a generational thing i don’t even think but more just…the women in rick’s demographic are women who socialize with straight cis men, you know? these are often the kind of women who suffer from a lot of internalized issues and fear. these are usually the kind of women who think “love is love and we just blend in.” which is…fine, ultimately it’s coming from a place of scarring and hurt and i feel for them, but the point is…..rick needs to go outside his demographic. rick needs to listen to the radical voices, the younger voices. “love is love” is getting us nowhere at the end of the day, the last thing that most lesbians and bi women want are a representation of lesbian lovers that just mimic straight relationships in fiction. it’s a bigger issue than you may have realized, actually.