tbh, hearing a privileged person say “we’re not all like that!” is a tip-off that i cannot trust them
if you hear about the suffering of marginalized people and your first instinct is to talk about your hurt feelings, then i know you do not care about anyone besides yourself
Like unicorns, mermaids and fairies, the bisexual is a mysterious and most likely mythical beast. But how can you write one properly?Well, I’m here to help.
- Never make a main character bi, that’s just ridiculous.
- Have your bisexual side characters sexuality defined by the main characters. Even better if the main character is straight! If you must have the bi character talk about their own sexuality, be sure to never use the word ‘bisexual’. Use ‘batting for both teams’ or ‘I don’t like labels’ instead.
- Be sure that your bisexual is just as confused and possibly treacherous as their weird fucking sexual desires are. Here’s a novel and interesting idea that has never been done with any bi character ever – have them be the villain, or the traitor in the midst! Be sure to make very clear that it’s their bisexuality that makes them untrustworthy.
- Remember, Bi means two! They only like men and women. Don’t listen to actual bisexuals about this; what do they know?
- Include a scene where a bisexual woman has a thing with another woman in order to get male attention. It’s the only reason women are bi.
- Remember: A bisexual person can’t have experiences or adventures of their own, and certainly they can’t have stories that are not directly related to their sexuality.
- Be sure to kill them off or stick them in some kind of institution at the end! It’s just not right unless they’re *tragic*.
The importance of consent: a narrative.
I will forever reblog this gifset.
look at how badass she is though i mean some of it gets on her too and doesn’t even give a fuck
She pours hot liquid on her own leg she’s that badass.
fire cannot kill a dragon.
"There there, I’m sorry I scared you. *pats and kisses* you’re a good dog, good dog."
I don’t think the comment “bisexuals have straight privilege unless they’re in lesbian relationships” makes any more sense than saying “lesbians have straight privilege while they’re single”. This makes the assumption that all bisexuals who are single or in opposite-sex relationships actively hide their sexual orientation.
If a gay woman keeps her sexual identity secret while she’s single in order to avoid discrimination, we don’t accuse her of co-opting straight privilege – we sympathize with her for feeling the need to closet herself. So why the double standard for bisexuals?
It might not apply to you, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t straight-looking femme lesbians, or androgynous-looking, rainbow-wearing, alternative-haircut-having bisexuals. My point is that that comment oversimplifies and overgeneralizes things in a way that seems unreasonable to me.
|gay boy:||hey man you look good today|
|straight boy:||oh my god man what the fuck i'm not a faggot, i'm pretty sure this is harassment|
|straight boy:||[slaps girls' asses as they walk by] [asks them if they finger themselves] [pleads every girl to have anal sex]|