For this installment of bitalks, we invite you to talk about your experiences of how you, as a bisexual person, are viewed by society. We’ve already talked about such things as bi stereotypes and bi representation in media. Both of these are reflective of how society views bisexuals. This time, we would like to talk about your personal experiences and how do you think society you live in views you as a bi person and bi people in general. This can be about your experiences at school/work, other public spaces, with relatives, friends, and so on. How do you feel all the people you interact with view bisexuality?
Below are some questions you can talk about, but also feel free to share any thoughts on the topic. We want to hear from all of you!
- How, if at all, does people’s behaviour to you change when they find out you’re bi? How do you feel about it?
- How do people at your school/work/other social space view bisexuality? How does it affect they act around you and your behaviour towards them?
- How do you think bisexuality in general is viewed in your country/hometown/place where you currently live?
- How do you wish people viewed bi people? --What do you think could be done achieve it?
- Bonus: do you know anything about how different societies used to view bisexuality in the past? Share it with us!
This topic will be open for 2 weeks, ending on March 1.
How this works:
- Create a new post about this topic, tag it #bitalks as the FIRST tag (after the 5th tag, it won’t show up in the tag)
- We will reblog the posts (except biphobic stuff if that arises), and quality commentary/responses as well (sometimes we miss stuff, so if you want to make sure we reblog your commentary, shoot us a message with the link to it)!
- We will create a masterpost when this topic closes (March 1) and credit to tumblr usernames unless otherwise noted in your post.
- Please tag trigger warnings as necessary.
- You can also submit your #bitalks posts to Bitopia Magazine. You can do so by e-mailing them: firstname.lastname@example.org Note that you have to be at least 18 years old to do this. (More about our collaboration with Bitopia Magazine here)
Masterpost for topic 14, Body Image and Bisexuality