Writing off the word “bisexual” as exclusionary means cutting ties with bisexuals who were romantically and sexually involved with people of more than two genders decades before we were even born, and whom were forced to struggle and fight for recognition, only to now be othered as oppressors who aren’t “queer enough” for young gays, lesbians, and pansexuals.
Part of a Very Long History of hetero (& homo) normative cisgender monosexuals ignoring anything actual bisexual people had to say for and about themselves, inventing amazingly screwy definitions and creating new terms (i.e. ambisexual in 1912, omnisexual in 1959, pansexual in 1917, etc., etc., etc.) that they then imposed on bisexual people no matter what we said.
The question is, do they think that by slicing, dicing and redefining us, bisexuals will actually go away forever?
Or are we just supposed to get confused & discouraged and go away long enough for them to use our statistics and numbers while they scoop up all the grant funding, jobs, tenured teaching positions, groups and programs and other goodies?
So, let’s say you want to ship two dudes together because ‘omg they have so much unresolved sexual tension’ or ‘did you see the way they looked at each other in that scene’ or ‘they are two dudes that i find hot that exist nominally in the same universe.’
But one or both of them has shown some interest in a female character! Canonically!
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I said, "What if they say they’re gay?" He was gay, by the way.
He said, "Oh, in that case, we just talk about whatever they came to me for." Amy Andre in “Nothing About Us Without Us” from her speech on problems of Physical Health in the Bisexual Community, at a bisexual roundtable on 23 September 2013 in Washington DC USA
“Gay” or “Lesbian” labels are definitions that rely on a gender binary, but bi youth are the ones being targeted for being transphobic.
When I ask someone why they don’t call themselves bisexual, it’s rarely because of their own internal preferences. We’re being forced to identify as something else, ostensibly because our orientation is “offensive” to our oldest allies. The trans and bi women who rioted at Stonewall and were the “Mothers” of Pride”, must scream in their graves at the notion we B and T be used against each other.” Faith Cheltenham, President of BiNet USA (After Ellen - Pop Theory: On Bisexuality)
- me: i'm bisexual
- person: omg that's ok! experiment if you want! have fun!
- me: no but i don't need to experiment i already know that i'm bisexual
- person: you're young! you don't have to put a label on anything!
- me: ok but i'm really bisexual
- person: haha just touch who you wanna touch, whatever, it's chill, you don't have to be sure yet!