Bisexual erasure


Bisexual erasure

Bisexuality topics sidebar

Bisexual erasure is the tendency to ignore, remove, falsify, or reexplain evidence of bisexuality in the historical record, academic materials, the news media, and other primary sources. When bisexual erasure is found in intellectually dishonest or erroneous works, it is a manifestation of biphobia.Fact|date=February 2008 In its most extreme form, bisexual erasure can include denying that bisexual people actually exist.cite journal |last=Hutchins |first=Loraine |authorlink=Loraine Hutchins |title=Sexual Prejudice: The erasure of bisexuals in academia and the media |journal=American Sexuality magazine |volume=3 |issue=4 |publisher=National Sexuality Resource Center |date=2005 |url=http://nsrc.sfsu.edu/MagArticle.cfm?Article=475&PageID=0 ]

In the gay community

Bisexual erasure may stem from a belief that bisexual people do not deserve equal status or inclusion within gay and lesbian communities.cite journal |last=Weiss |first=Jillian Todd |authorlink=Jillian Todd Weiss |title=GL vs. BT: The Archaeology of Biphobia and Transphobia Within the U.S. Gay and Lesbian Community |journal=Journal of Bisexuality |volume=3 |issue=3/4 |pages=25–55 |publisher=Haworth Press |date=2004 |url=http://phobos.ramapo.edu/~jweiss/glvsbt.htm ]

This can take the form of omitting the word "bisexual" in the name of an organization or event that serves the whole LGBT community. Homosexual people who engage in bisexual erasure may claim that bisexuals are actually closeted gay people who wish to appear heterosexual.cite journal |last=Yoshino |first=Kenji |authorlink=Kenji Yoshino |title=The Epistemic Contract of Bisexual Erasure |journal=Stanford Law Review |volume=52 |issue=2 |pages=353–461 |publisher=Stanford Law School |date=January 2000 |url=http://www.kenjiyoshino.com/articles/epistemiccontract.pdf |doi=10.2307/1229482 ]

See also

* Biphobia
* Heteronormativity
* Monosexism
* Robyn Ochs

References

Further reading

* Fraser, M., "Identity Without Selfhood: Simone de Beauvoir and Bisexuality", Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press 1999. p.124-140.

External links

* [http://gibbin.org/curmudgeon.html Dear Fellow Non-existent Beings: countering current attempts to erase bisexuality]
* [http://bialogue.livejournal.com/ Bialogue]
* [http://www.glbtq.com/literature/bisex_lit.html Bisexual Erasure in literature] at glbtq.com.
* [http://marksimpson.com/pages/journalism/curiouser.html Curiouser and curiouser] by Mark Simpson
* [http://www.bialogue.org/Pages/InfoPackets/MentalHealth.html Bialogue/GLAAD Bisexuality Packet for Mental Health Professionals]
* [http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/05/health/05sex.html Straight, Gay or Lying? Bisexuality Revisited] New York Times, July 5, 2005.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Bisexual chic — is a phrase sometimes used to describe the public acknowledgement of bisexuality among various segments of society. In some cases the phrase can be considered pejorative, when used to trivialize or dismiss genuine feelings of same sex attraction …   Wikipedia

  • Bisexual community — The concept of a bisexual community is complex and slightly controversial. Bisexuals are in the peculiar situation of receiving hatred, distrust, or denial, called biphobia, from elements of both the heterosexual and homosexual populations. There …   Wikipedia

  • New York Area Bisexual Network — NYABN members in parade New York Area Bisexual Network (NYABN) is a central communications network for bisexual bi friendly groups and resources in the five boroughs (Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island) of New York City and… …   Wikipedia

  • Borrado bisexual — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El borrado bisexual es la tendencia a ignorar, eliminar, falsificar o reexplicar las pruebas sobre bisexualidad en los registros históricos, materiales académicos, noticias y otras fuentes primarias.[1] [2] En su… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Biphobia — Part of a series on Discrimination General forms …   Wikipedia

  • Sheela Lambert — Infobox Writer name = Sheela Lambert imagesize = 150 px caption = Ms. Lambert NYC May 2007 pseudonym = birthdate = 1956 birthplace = New York City deathdate = deathplace = occupation = Social worker, therapist, bisexual rights activist and writer …   Wikipedia

  • Bialogue — Bialogue, a portmanteau of the words bisexual and dialogue, is an American activist/political group that started in New York City, working on issues of local, national international interest to the bisexual, fluid, pansexual, queer identified… …   Wikipedia

  • Media portrayals of bisexuality — The portrayal of bisexuality in the media reflects societal attitudes towards bisexuality. Contents 1 Literature 1.1 Comic books 1.1.1 X Men franchise 2 Fi …   Wikipedia

  • Occultation de la bisexualité — L’occultation de la bisexualité est la tendance à ignorer, retirer, falsifier ou réinterpréter toute preuve de la bisexualité apparaissant dans les archives historiques, les travaux universitaires, les médias et toutes les autres sources… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lesbian until graduation — Bisexuality topics Related sexual orientations Bisexuality · Pansexuality Sexual identities Bi curious · Questioning Studies Kinsey scale  …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.