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Mar 17, 2012 Penny_Farthing joined My Stranger Face
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Mar 17, 2012 Penny_Farthing commented on Bisexuals.
To me, this essentially reads as "I'm not biphobic... but I buy into all of the misconceptions of your typical biphobe. Furthermore, I'm going to criticize closeted bisexuals despite the fact that I just projected the very attitudes that make them hesitant to come out of the closet. While I'm at it, I'll paint bisexual activists with the same brush- as whiny, and responsible for the issues the face. And we all know that bisexual kids are usually just testing the water to being gay." (This last bit might have bugged me the most- it's a valid point that sexuality isn't really solidified in most teenagers, but Savage says "a bi-identified 36-year-old is likelier to be bisexual than a bi-identified 16-year-old"- sure, but that goes for a self-proclaimed gay,straight, or asexual 16 year old as well. Why single out bis and perpetuate the idea that we're flaky? And as others have highlighted, using bisexuals who end up in long-term hetero relationships is tired and doesn't hold water. Firstly, we're BIsexual- we're allowed to do that. Secondly, it's statistics, people; I would LOVE to have more and longer term same-sex relationships, believe me, but the fact is the opportunities just don't come up as often. I'm out of the closet- Savage makes a good point in how important it is to just come out- but countering biphobia is going to take more than that, and if it takes being a "scary" bisexual and calling people out on their bullshit, so be it).