Category: monosexism

Image: A four cell cartoon, there are three “Characters” consisting of vaguely Human-shaped Blob Creatures with eyes.  To the left there is a slightly larger Blue Creature and a slightly smaller Pink Creature.  Facing them to the right is an in-between size Violet Creature.  The dialogue is in Italian. And the creator is identified as @Enbee.Arlo

Cell 1: [Blue & Pink Creatures looking at the Violet Creature. The Blue Creature asks] “Are you Blue or Pink?”
Cell 2 [The Violet Creature answers] “I am Violet"
Cell 3: [The Pink Creature asks skeptically] “No, but what are you really?”
Cell 4: [The Violet Creature stares silently at them with a bemused & aggravated expression]

Marriage could be good for your health – unless you’re bisexual:

tk-n-la:

“However, unlike heterosexual and gay or lesbian adults, our study shows that married bisexuals are not healthier than unmarried bisexuals.Interestingly, among bisexuals who are married or cohabiting, those with a same-sex partner are healthier than those with a different-sex partner. Their odds of reporting good health are 2.3 times higher and the rates of functional limitation are 61% lower.

Our findings suggest that bisexuals face unique challenges in their relationships that may reduce the health advantage linked to marriage. A growing number of studies have found that bisexual individuals experience poorer health than heterosexual, gay or lesbian individuals. This includes higher rates of mental disorders, cardiovascular conditions and disability. 

Bisexual people are often perceived by both heterosexual and gay and lesbian people as indecisive about their sexual orientation, sexually permissive, and unfaithful or untrustworthy as romantic partners. For example, an experimental study showed that people more often project such negative stereotypes onto a bisexual man dating a woman than they do onto a heterosexual man dating a woman or a gay man dating a man.

Researchers like ourselves still don’t fully understand the ways in which stigma influences bisexuals’ relationships and health.”

nooffswitch:

“No labels” rhetoric isolates people from their community, history and culture. It keeps people from being able to articulate themselves and ask for what they need.It promotes a false sense of unity that only serves to further the dominant classes in society. It is a lazy way of getting out of understanding and digesting complex issues.I dislike this rhetoric and approach.

bilations:
“Why do you need to use terms like monosexism? Stop being so divisive!”

Translation: Bi…

bilations:

“Why do you need to use terms like monosexism? Stop being so divisive!”

Translation: Bi people using their own terms to describe their own experiences is divisive and bad. Anything that suggests that bi people’s experiences are different from gay people’s are terrible. Don’t you know that unity involves completely ignoring your own issues if they don’t include us?

pro-aspec-lesbian:

One thing I never understood in the discourse, no matter if ace exclusionists,…

pro-aspec-lesbian:

One thing I never understood in the discourse, no matter if ace exclusionists, terfs or biphobes; the argument is always “cis straight people are using this identity to sneak into the LGBT community and steal our resources” and that leads me to one question: Why? Why would they? What use would a “straight man” have from saying they’re a trans lesbian? Why should somebody say they’re ace, why would people want to be a part of a MARGIALIZED GROUP, aka the LGBT community? Why would somebody want to get rid of their priviledge, just to be shunned by society, to recieve threats and hate? Just because they want PRIDE? Or what is your argument here, dear exclusionist?!

I just don’t get the logic behind this.

cishetapologist:

Biphobes: biphobia is just homophobia, isn’t a separate thing, and only affects bi…

pro-aspec-lesbian:
ace-angel:

‘bi people can pass as straight!’
anyone can pass as straight, if…

youareagoodperson:
If you say things like “bi people are LGBT+ because they’re half gay/SGA,” I…