Picture credit: Picture by Steve Johnson on Unsplash.You’re most likely merely a lesbian.” I don’t understand of a solitary bi girl who’s gotn’t heard those words, or even a variation of these. Therefore typical is it dismissal of y our identification, it seems as a minumum of one bullet part of every listicle about ‘what to not tell a bi person’. So just why do we nevertheless keep hearing it?
Recently, Twitter has exploded with memes from bi females about being drawn to every girl and, like, possibly 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. In her own wonderful essay “Bisexuality, Feminism, guys, and Me”, bi activist Robyn Ochs covers her journey of unlearning compulsory heterosexuality, and keeping both women and men into the exact exact same standard with regards to relationships and attraction following a lifetime of believing she must accept a guy;