A Conversation for Descriptors for Sexual Minorities

You're missing descriptors for bisexuals

Post 1

meta

e.g. "AC/DC", "switch-hitter", "fence-sitter", "bats for both teams".


You're missing descriptors for bisexuals

Post 2

I'm not really here

Greedy. smiley - winkeye


You're missing descriptors for bisexuals

Post 3

Fragilis - h2g2 Cured My Tabular Obsession

My purpose was to cover the most frequently used words and symbols, especially those which are used by people who don't understand what they mean. Really, you could write an entire book on these words and symbols. There are plenty of them to go around. smiley - winkeye

The ones you're talking about do come up now and again, but I'd say they're less common and better understood than such basic terms as 'gay' or 'poof.' That's why I left them out.


You're missing descriptors for bisexuals

Post 4

Kerr_Avon - hunting stray apostrophes and gutting poorly parsed sentences

Not to mention the frankly disturbing 'Arthur and Martha'- which is how several of my mates insist on refering to me smiley - grr as in "This is Kerr, she's a bit Arthur and a bit Martha'. Honestly, it makes me sound like Ive got multiple personalities smiley - groan


smiley - ale


You're missing descriptors for bisexuals

Post 5

quiet_girl_987

how bout "straight but slightly crooked sometimes"? or "curved"?


You're missing descriptors for bisexuals

Post 6

wendywendywendy

How about AIDS carrier?


You're missing descriptors for bisexuals

Post 7

Fragilis - h2g2 Cured My Tabular Obsession

Most of the descriptors in this thread seem relatively on target, and I admit I may have erred in the direction of including too few descriptors for bisexual people. Perhaps this is because I am one myself and didn't want to feel I was monopolizing the topic.

That said, AIDS carrier is not to my knowledge a common descriptor for bisexual people. Perhaps it is a pecular position, since queer people and more particularly bisexual men were indeed unjustly singled out for blame during the 80s.

Of course, these days folks realize that actual carriers of AIDS come from all orientations and walks of life. In fact, the largest growth in AIDS in most developed nations is currently among young straight women.

I suppose the clumsy awkwardness of the phrase is responsible for its historical unpopularity. In the end, some insults just won't stick.


Key: Complain about this post

You're missing descriptors for bisexuals

Write an Entry

"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a wholly remarkable book. It has been compiled and recompiled many times and under many different editorships. It contains contributions from countless numbers of travellers and researchers."

Write an entry
Read more