Love, rage and pride
My latest meme :)
Reblogged from the-rainbow-flame
It’s been said before, and it will need to be said a million times again, but PLEASE stop comparing heterosexism and cissexism to racism. They are not the same. They are not interchangeable. Gay is NOT the “new black”. Trans rights are not the “civil rights of our time”. Can we please acknowledge the QPOC who have to deal with who deal with both? Take it from them. We need to work on racism AND hetero/cissexism.
Likewise for monosexism. Bi people all-too-often use the comparison between bi people and people of mixed race. That fails.
[Image: A pixelated cat with the body of a Pop-Tart, flying through space, and leaving a bi colored trail behind it (pink, purple and blue)]
Bi nyan cat :D (by me).
[Image: a bisexual flag overlaid with the text: “I AM BISEXUAL. I’m allowed to be confused. I’m allowed to be going through a phase. I’m allowed to be greedy. I’m allowed to want attention. I’m allowed to have sex with as many people as I want, or not at all. Your society builds closets all around me, alienating me, silencing me, trying to push me back into your comfort zone. Do I make you uncomfortable? MY BISEXUALITY WILL NOT BE TONED DOWN. It will slip through the edges, under the cracks, against the current, under the radar, and when you least expect it, it will burst out and shatter your monosexist world.”]
New meme by me :)
[Image: a line drawing of white bunnies on a pink, purple and blue background, holding up a bisexual flag, an anarchist circle A sign, and a “general strike” sign. All are also holding up a banner, reading: “We don’t want a bigger piece of the pie - we want the whole fucking bakery”]
Anarchist bi bunnies :D
Really important discussion going on right now about bisexual POC!
It starts out with this video, and continues with this really important response.
Here are my thoughts about it:
First of all, I am totally excited to find that there’s a bisexual POC dialogue going on. This is the first time I’ve seen anything like that coming from the direction of communities of color, rather than from the direction of mostly-white bisexual communities. I don’t know if this is a new thing, or if I’m just new to it, but it’s really exciting to find out!
Second, I do appreciate the video for raising the topic of bi studs (SRSLY!), but I also have to echo Nikki’s comments about it. The “bros before hos” bothered me too (for the same reasons), as well as the “I’m not going to judge you for it” type of response.
In addition to what Nikki said about it being decontextualizing, I also thought that their comments were very *American* in particular, the kind of dialogue praising individuality, personal choices, an “inner core” of truth (“be who you are”), etc. Now, I don’t know if these things carry different meanings for POC in the US, but for me they just echoed the wrong way. In my communities (bisexuals, and Mizrahi* feminists), we really try to emphasize the importance of community, social environments, the way we’re influenced by each other, personal solidarity and support, etc. All this talk about individuality strikes me as incredibly isolating and politically misguided.
Anyway, I still think that this is a really important discussion going on, and still very excited that it’s happening!
Would love to hear more thoughts! Tumblr, speak up!
* Mizrahi = Arabic Jew