This is a reminder that the Montgomery Bus Boycott lasted 13 months and the Civil Rights Movement took over 10 years, so next time you want to tell us to “get over Ferguson”, “its been long enough” “You’re not making any difference” remember that.
I personally don’t really trust any feminist who has “bisexual” all over her URL and/or blog title, there’s a different motive behind stating you’re a lesbian (wanting people to know you’re not interested in men in any way and that this reflects in your activism) and stating you’re bisexual (wanting people to know you like women but are also available and/or attracted to men) and -as I assume we all know- that feels a whole lot of heteronormative reassurance.
To put it from a different perspective, as a feminist there’s no point in involving your sexuality in your activism so blatantly when this sexuality includes men as well. This is not to say bisexuals can’t be feminists or can’t address the problems they face [at the hands of men] due to their sexuality, just that making it the main focus of your politics feels a lot like the sneaky cousin of Het Feminism.
"I’m fine with you being bisexual, just don’t, like, talk about it around me or acknowledge it as an open part of who you are. Just keep that stuff to yourself. Also, men and women are the only genders, right?"
…What the fuck? I…I can’t even begin to understand this. Identity shapes how we perceive the world. Of course being bi is an important part of how a woman (or anyone, really) interprets and fights for feminism. Lesbians don’t have the market on the intersection of misogyny and homophobia. If anything bi women have a unique perspective on how the two forms of bigotry interact because their treatment is different based on who they’re dating (or thought to be dating).
"I’m 86. And that’s about enough. I’m ready to go." “Aren’t you afraid of death?” “Why would I be?” “Isn’t that sort of a natural condition of living?” “Not when you miss your husband as much as I do.”