Bisexuality Essays

  • Bisexuality And Bisexuality

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    Bisexuality Bisexuality is a psychological phenomenon that is still relatively inconclusive. Many people in society today are convinced that bisexuality is not even real, that bisexuality is simply a phase, and that it should not even be counted as a sexual orientation. The studies, tests, and data collected by researchers of the bisexual community have had difficulty being generalized based upon the variety and diversity of those who identify as bisexual. In early psychology, methods such

  • Importance Of Bisexuality

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    states that “bisexuality is often perceived as an illegitimate and unstable sexual orientation, such that bisexuals are perceived to be confused, experimenting, in transition from a heterosexual to a gay/lesbian identity, or in denial about their true sexual orientation.” This attitude towards bisexuality definitely creates tensions in societies. Furthermore, Feinstein et al. also states “While people have the

  • Essay On Bisexuality

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    One of the most enabling definitions of bisexuality comes from a bisexual activist named Robyn Ochs. According her her, “bisexuality is the potential to be attracted – romantically and/or sexually – to people of more than one sex and/or gender, not necessarily at the same time, not necessarily in the same way, and not necessarily to the same degree” (Ochs). However, bisexuality did not always refer to sexual orientation. One of the first uses of the word ‘bisexual’ can be found in Psychopathia Sexualis

  • Essay On Bisexuality

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    My Community of Practice is Bisexuals. To be Bisexual is to have a sexual attraction to both of the traditional genders, it can also be thought of as an attraction to all genders or regardless of gender. With an average of 2% of the United States being reportedly Bisexual, it is more common than people with red hair (McDonald). A person can be bisexual regardless of their sex, gender, or their dating history. A person who identifies as Bisexual does not necessarily need to be sexually attracted to

  • Bisexuality In A Heterosexual Society

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    is seen as someone who cannot make a choice, but society should not pressure people to choose. People should not have to label themselves heterosexual or homosexual. The media has become more accepting of same sex couples, however, it exploits bisexuality. If a girl has an experiment with her roommate in college, some people who say that that automatically makes her a lesbian, but that may not be what she identifies as. The same concept applies for males. For instance, many members of male sports

  • Bisexuality In Brokeback Mountain

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    have the same amount of respect and safety to live out their life as any other person in the modern world. “… Bisexuality is a phase… and they can’t make up their minds…”(Eady 378). Unfortunately it is common to simply brush off the identity as nothing more than a phase, or that the person is on their way to becoming attracted to only one sex not both the opposite and the same.“Bisexuality: 2.sexual attraction to persons of both sexes; exhibition of both homosexual and heterosexual behavior”(Dorland)

  • Examples Of Bisexuality In The Great Gatsby

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    During the 1920’s, homosexuality and bisexuality were considered taboo. It was considered a shame, an evil, and in some cases, a mental illness. Due to society’s view towards these sexual orientations, many men and women sheltered and harbored their sexualities to blend in with the norms of society. A victim of these societal rules is Nick Carraway. Nick Carraway, leaves hints of bisexuality in his thoughts and his words. Nick has an apparent attraction to Tom Buchanan, which is seen in the

  • The Difference Between Homosexuality And Bisexuality

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    6% identified as homosexual, and 0.7% identified as bisexual. Heterosexuality which is widely is accepted, is when someone is attracted to the opposite sex. Homosexuality is defined as when a person prefers someone of the same sex as, and lastly bisexuality is

  • Bisexual Erasure

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    media. Different sexualities are not always prevalent, especially bisexuality, and even when they are shown there are constant misrepresentations or erased in most media portrayals due to toxic biphobic societal conceptions of their sexuality. One of the most wounding trends in the portrayal of bisexuality is bisexual erasure, which is not so much a portrayal but the passive or active ignorance or denial of the existence of bisexuality or other non-monosexual sexual orientations. Bisexual erasure denies

  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: Elton John and the Loss of Sexual Autonomy

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    lives to conservative ideas of clear defining lines between sexual categories and more conservative styles of dress; boys dressing like boys and girls dressing appropriately as girls. People of the nineties were not able to accept the fluidity of bisexuality because it does not fit in a clear-cut category; it entails all of them instead. Perhaps as we venture into a new century and millennium our society should start learning from the past so we can continue making steps forward instead of backtracking

  • Biphobia In The LGBT Community

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    with a man before, because in their minds, women who have been with men are dirty and are tainted. It is also a belief among some lesbians that bisexual women are only saying they are bisexual in order to please heterosexual males. The belief that bisexuality isn’t a real and valid sexuality is most prevalent in the lesbian community. They often believe that these women are being “greedy” and “need to pick a

  • Argumentative Essay On Social Work

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    Getting an education is essential to becoming a good social worker. Social workers need cultural competency in working with every type of population including people of different ethnicities, race, gender, sexually identity, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status. We also need enough education in order to advocate and be comfortable advocating for our clients. Our LGBT clients go through obstacles that straight people will never have to go to such as fighting for the right to marry, getting

  • It Ain T Easy Being Bisexual On Tv Summary

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    on television. This article targets TV watchers in order to inform them that what they watching is false. The author wants readers to stop believing everything they see on TV. Zimmerman is effective at persuading her readers that bisexuals and bisexuality is portrayed incorrectly in the media through her use of examples from TV shows. Zimmerman affectively uses pathos in order to get her point across. She provokes emotion by analyzing shows that people love. Zimmerman encourages her readers to

  • I Am Bisexual

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    now?  Bisexuality holds an interesting position when it comes to sexual minorities.  On one hand, it's seen as the ultimate liberation: "They'll do it with hot!".  But when it comes to seeking mainstream social acceptance, we can be seen as the worst in sexual perversion: "They'll do it with shameful!".  There are many theories and opinions on bisexuals, some I agree with, others do not fit my definition of being bisexual.  The important thing is that bisexuality is real

  • Why Do Bisexuals Need To Eradicate Homophobia?

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    who just choose to stay on the sideline and watch drama unfold. But it can’t just always stay that way forever. The world needs to realize that bisexuality is genuine and not something people code themselves with when they’re still confused with their identity. It is real and not something people just made up to have a label once and for all. Bisexuality is when one is attracted to both genders; male and female. It doesn’t exactly mean they are half gay and half straight. A woman can literally be

  • Pornography Essay

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    “While bisexual women are presented as sexually uninhibited, experienced and open, bisexual men are presented as married and closeted gays who need a gay man to give them some cock” (p. 147). Even in this small quote, we see how not only does male bisexuality have a specific place, but a specific place in the heterosexual world; a man must first be married, legitimized in a heterosexual relationship, before he can be considered truly bisexual. Otherwise, men are at risk of being labeled as gay. Kangasvuo

  • Analysis of George Haggerty´s Anne Rice and the Queering of Culture

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    fact of his being a vampire automatically asserts him a ‘predator’, but his relationships are not exclusively homosexual. He is a vampire that merely does not differentiate between male and female prey, making his sexual orientation identify with bisexuality rather than only homosexual as Haggerty seems to suggest. In fact, in reference to the sexuality of her Vampires Rice defined them as bisexual herself by saying that ‘the imagination is bisexual’. Haggerty fails to mention any of the heterosexual

  • Bisexuality Feminism, Men And Me Essay

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    with a man, don’t be too loud, etc. The list of “norms” that a woman is anticipated to uphold to goes on for days. And often times, women that decide to branch out from those “norms” are viewed as less valuable or obscene. In Robyn Ochs essay, “Bisexuality, Feminism, Men and Me”, she discusses the revolutionary moment when she realizes that living up to the assumptions of what it means to be a woman systemically limits us from our true potential. As presented in the movie “Frida”, a brilliant artist

  • Influence Of Gender Perception

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    women, heterosexuality is viewed as the norm, and white people have more privilege than any other race. The previous groups and the people who are in them are regarded as the default. This means that anything different is viewed as other, such as bisexuality or homosexuality. Furthermore,

  • Homosexuality In 'Seigfried' By Frank Ocean

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    In his song “Seigfried,” Frank Ocean, sings about the hardships of being bisexual in today’s society. Clearly, people who are anything other than heterosexual receive endless criticism and hatred. Ocean portrays his feeling about this in this song. Through his strategically powerful lyrics, Frank Ocean depicts the difficulty of being a bisexual male celebrity and the pressure to conform to societal expectations. In the opening verse of the song, Ocean sings, “I can’t relate to my peers. I’d rather