today is bi visibility day. as such, bisexual people will be completely visible for the next 24 hours. this is a bad day to engage in bank heists, ghost impersonations, covert operations for vague yet menacing government agencies, and other common bisexual hobbies that rely upon our powers of invisibility.
I’m sure you’ve all heard the tired old “bisexual means you only like men and women!” or even worse, “only CIS men and women!” These definitions, as I’m sure we’re aware, are total bullshit. (And super problematic on top)
Since I complied this list for a reblog, I thought it might be nice to make it it’s own post as well, so we can get it in the tags. Ready to learn how actual bisexuals actually define bisexuality?
Here we go:
There you go. This definition has been in use by nearly all major bisexual organizations for decades. :)
A few nice links:
Bi Resource.Net has a whole page on “what is bisexuality”, but the quote I like most from (from Robyn Orch) is “I call myself bisexual because I acknowledge in myself the potential to be attracted, romantically and/or sexually, to people of more than one sex, not necessarily at the same time, not necessarily in the same way, and not necessarily to the same degree.”
The Bisexual Index likewise has a whole page on the topic. They conclude with “Bisexuality isn’t more complicated than that - “attraction to more than one gender”.”
Bialogue is much more to the point, stating: ”Bisexuals = people who can [love] people of same gender as themselves + can [love] people of different genders/gender presentations from themselves”
The Bisexuality Report (Which was a collaboration between BiUK AND the Bisexual index) goes REALLY specific with “Bisexuality generally refers to having attraction to more than one gender. It is a broad term which may include the following groups and more: ●● People who see themselves as attracted to ‘both men and women’. ●● People who are mostly attracted to one gender but recognize this is not exclusive. ●● People who experience their sexual identities as fluid and changeable over time. ●● People who see their attraction as ‘regardless of gender’ (other aspects are more important in determining who they are attracted to). ●● People who dispute the idea that there are only two genders and that people are attracted to one, the other, or both”
International Spectrum has a whole list of definitions and defines bisexual as “A person who is attracted to both people of their own gender and another gender. “
The Bisexual Resource center says “The BRC uses bisexual as an umbrella term for people who recognize and honor their potential for sexual and emotional attraction to more than one gender”
it’s also about the diversity of another sexualitys and nationalitys. Please, do it! In case you don’t know, AAA games are highly marketed games. Sandbox is open world type stuff. It’s hard ot answer some of those because some games are open world but also have a straight narrative, be it Dragon Age or Skyrim. Tekken is a fighter but has a strong storyline.
Some of these questions are complicated though. I do actually try to make characters look like myself, if only to add some level of diversity within the game. Brownest elf possible, go! I do not choose the ones with similar storylines to myself. Do I play as a badass female elven mage because she’s who I want to be? Or because I identify with them, because they’re often marginalized in games?
Maybe. Either way, I’m one of those people that would have loved to be Zelda as a child.