lol “bihet” might be making a return
lets watch as people make assumptions about and, erase bi womens experiences
Sooo if Lesbians can’t be Biphobic why is “Lesbophobia is…” full of submissions about Bi women?
because bi women totally the main perpetrators of lesbophobia and the big mean leaders of modern society- wait…no we’re not. I do believe lesbophobia is a thing but acting like bisexual women take the crown for *most oppressive ppl* isn’t. The focus on bi women and acting like the *main oppressors* when we also have homophobia/sexism aimed at us to deal with frankly makes little sense.
The fact that bisexual people always say how lesbians opress them and treat them like crap when in reality more people except people being bi than just plain gay
i agree that lesbians don’t oppress bi women, but bi women absolutely are not better off than lesbians. we have higher rates of poverty, spousal abuse, mental illness, and sexual violence, for starters. not to mention we get shit on by both straight people AND biphobic gay men and lesbians.
neither one of our groups is better or worse off than the other. please stop perpetuating this myth.
People keep turning this into some sort of competition.And I’m keeping this neutral when I say it.
Society expects women to date men and hates our attraction to women. This has nothing to do with a (non existent) celebration of some sort of non existent bisexual privilege. Its about being straight, using female bisexuality as a step towards being straight, dating men and undermining female same sex relationships.
i specifically said that i wasn’t turning it into a competition because neither one of our groups is better or worse off than the other.
female bisexuality is not “a step towards being straight”. we are not “half straight” like people like to claim. we. are. B I S E X U A L. we are just as affected by heterosexism from straight people as lesbians are.
not all bi women date men. plenty of bi women date other women. and either way, we’re still stigmatized. you know why? because we’re bisexual. not straight. we don’t benefit from some sort of straight privilege because we happen to be attracted to men.
and honestly, this argument backfires when you remember that 46% of bi women are survivors of rape. men feel entitled to our bodies specifically BECAUSE we’re attracted to them. that’s not any sort of privilege, and it definitely doesn’t make us better off.
bi women are not better off than lesbians because we’re “a step closer to being straight”, and that’s biphobic as fuck to say. please stop perpetuating this myth.
I was saying that people see and treat bisexuality like it is a step towards heterosexuality, never said I agreed with it. People don’t take relationships between two women seriously and that’s something lesbians and bi women have in common. The relationships are undermined and people expect us to date men.
I’m not saying that this is the definition of bisexuality, I’m highlighting the crappy perceptions.