It’s weird how right now people in Scotland are just going about their day like normal when in reality we’re all shitting ourselves right now and this normal day is one of the most important days in our history
Ishbel. Cats. Whiskey. Wanderlust. I'm a dead girl walking with no shoes again.
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."
i’m a bisexual who is frequently read as lesbian even when i have a male partner literally on my arm; i’m a bisexual who endured homophobic abuse from a straight man in a romantic relationship; i never want to hear the phrase ‘straight-passing privilege’ again
i can’t even begin to express how sad it is to see teenage girls hating on each other all the time and calling each other sluts and whores and trying to measure their self worth based on what boys think of them. if only there was an easy way for them to get rid of all this internalized misogyny and realize that the amount of power they’d have if they stuck together could be earth shattering