When it comes to gender differences and dating
It was Chaubal’s first time at a salon, when both women were in the early stages of their gender transitions; a lot of traditionally feminine activities still had the sparkling sheen of newness.
“If we’d been the same age, we would have hooked up that first weekend,” says Martela.
Straight men think that’s OK to ask.”Greta Martela, 46, and Nina Chaubal, 24, also say their relationship gets misinterpreted.
The two started hanging out as just friends a few years ago, beginning with a trip to get their nails done.
That these age differences are oftentimes considered gross or salacious is pretty galling, since we’re all quite comfortable seeing older men date much younger women: Take all the James Bond films.
Take Emma Stone, Scarlett Johansson, and Jennifer Lawrence’s entire careers.
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?
None were in wide release, but both Freeheld and Carol had big distribution backing, and Carol, which just got nominated for five Golden Globes, is well en route to mass critical acclaim.