Yes, bisexuality is genuine. Bisexuals are far more visible than ever, yet the harmful stereotypes persist.

Yes, bisexuality is genuine. Bisexuals are far more visible than ever, yet the harmful stereotypes persist.

Heterosexism just informs half the story

By Rachel Kramer Bussel
19, 2015 5:00AM (UTC january)

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This piece initially showed up on DAME.

When you look at the film that is new Behavior, bisexual protagonist Shirin—played by writer/director Desiree Akhavan—has a discussion along with her sibling about her intimate life that goes similar to this:

“Maxine and I also were in a relationship.”

“So you’re a lesbian?”

“I happened to be pretty into all of the dudes I happened to be with and so I think I’m bisexual.”

Yes, it is something; however it’s also numerous things that are different. Into the movie, Shirin’s cousin continues on to ask whether she has to turn out to her moms and dads, given that her lesbian relationship has ended. But their fictional lack of knowledge reflects so real-life ignorance that is much emo local dating. This past year, in Slate’s Dear Prudence line, Emily Yoffe recommended a bisexual girl in a monogamous marriage to a person against disclosing her intimate orientation—apparently bisexuality should simply be made general public when it is being “acted on”—in sleep. Continue reading