Woman's Hour is discussing female bisexuality and I am very, very disappointed. Jenni Murray just asked a bi academic (THE ONLY SENSIBLE PERSON IN THAT STUDIO) about the terribly confusing question of how bisexuality "works". "Does it mean you have a long-distance relationship with a man and affairs with women or the other way round?" she asked. Then she just asked whether lesbionic antics between girls who also fancy boys are not purely for male titillation. Of course, the other guests is Lowri Turner, she who infamously announced that she doesn't think gay men could run the country because gay men live in some sort of sparkly bubble where they do nothing but go clubbing and have sex and entertain sad old bitches like Lowri with their witty camp wisecracks, and never do normal things like go to work and pay taxes and go to the supermarket and have families whom they love. She also just declared that lesbianism is "based on excluding men" as opposed to, say, fancying women. The whole tawdry disccusion seems to be based on the following preconceptions:
1. Bisexuals automatically cheat 2. Girls who have relationships with or just fancy girls do so because the intimacy of female friendships can be confused with sexual attraction 3. They also do it to titillate boys 4. Bisexual men are really just gay men in denial 5. You can't trust a bisexual because they can't possibly be satisfied with one gender at a time
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST! These people are all so fucking stupid. The idea that some girls might fancy boys AND girls isn't all that complicated. The concept that this can take the form of long term relationships, random shagging, non-monogamous relationships or merely lust from afar - rather like the way heterosexual sexuality works - isn't hard to grasp. Why is this even a question?