We discovered that within our culture ladies are grateful whenever a person behaves in a delicate way

January 6, 2021

We discovered that within our culture ladies are grateful whenever a person behaves in a delicate way

Picture credit: Picture by Steve Johnson on Unsplash.You’re most likely only a lesbian.” I’m not sure of a solitary bi girl who may haven’t heard those terms, or a variation of these. Therefore typical is this dismissal of y our identification, it seems as a minumum of one bullet point in every listicle about ‘what to not tell a bi person’. Why do we nevertheless keep hearing it?

Recently, Twitter has exploded with memes from bi females about being interested in all women and, like, perhaps 3 guys.

It seems the meme is just relatable content about sexism and overcoming compulsory heterosexuality (the enforced idea that everyone must be straight) while I worry that this meme may be a manifestation of internalized biphobia and a desire for bi women to prove we’re gay enough, mostly. Inside her wonderful essay “Bisexuality, Feminism, guys, and Me”, bi activist Robyn Ochs covers her journey of unlearning compulsory heterosexuality, and keeping both women and men to your exact exact same standard with regards to relationships and attraction following a lifetime of believing she must be satisfied with a guy;

We discovered that within our culture women can be grateful whenever a person behaves in a delicate way, but expect sensitiveness of a female as a matter of program. I made a decision that I would personally perhaps not be satisfied with less from males, realizing so it implies that i might be categorically eliminating many guys as possible partners. Therefore be it.

But also for each one of these viral tweets that jokingly express the concept of eliminating males, there is another telling the initial poster that this is certainly a lesbian experience and that the poster is actually a lesbian (not bi). Read the rest of this entry »