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The difference between bisexuality and pansexuality: a powerpoint guide.
… but….why put the my little ponies in there…….
1. Because they match the color scheme of the pride flags
2. I like ponies.
3. It reenforces the light and cheerful tone of the overall powerpoint.
This is probably one of the best and least offensive/erasing guides out there and people are complaining about the ponies.
This is important
Oh my God, no.
Bi does not mean two or more. If you had to pay something Biannually, it means you would have to pay twice a year, or every two years. A bicycle has two wheels, while a tricycle has three, and why ATVs are sometimes called quads. Bicentennial, like the one America celebrated 38 years ago.
Why the fuck would we even have a word to mean more than two if bi already means two or more? Pansexual would be an unnecessary term if this were true, because being bisexual would already cover it.
And so what if bisexual means you’re only attracted to two genders? If you’re attracted to three, there’s no shame in saying your trisexual, even if no one else typically says that. I don’t care if bi meant something different in Latin, in English, this is how we use it. And the only reason anything means anything is how we use it. The words gato and gateau are pronounced exactly the same, but one means cat, and the other means cake. (Don’t get on me about the Spanish and French bit, it’s an example.)
"Why anyone identifies as one or the other is mostly about that person’s personal relationship with those communities and labels"
Which is a big long fancy way of saying, they’re the same, and what you want to call it, is what you want to call it. And that is a fallacy based on the argument presented if I’ve ever seen one. It’s the pOtato, potAto argument. You can’t have it both ways, like a BISEXUAL would.
No. Let’s take a moment to look at how ACTUAL bisexual organizations and ACTUAL bisexuals ACTUALLY define bisexuality.
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 nice that you know “Bi” means two. It’d be nice if you also realized that the “False etymology fallacy” is really shitty, and using it here to invalidate our agreed upon definition makes you an asshole.
Are any of you bisexual?
If no, then you have absolutely no say in their definitions.
even if you are then you still don’t have any say in how a bisexual defines their own sexuality
Literally if the argument is that your label is up to you then it matters 0% if other people define a word a certain way even if other people who choose the same label define it differently.
like the ‘definition’ of bisexuality lies in the hands of those who choose to identify that way and is different with each bisexual
like honestly every argument here is invalid
you say bi means 2
you say it doesnt
i mean literally who cares
one bisexuals definition of bisexuality has no affect on another bisexual’s definition of bisexuality
this whole post is ridiculous honestly
i understand the intention was to educate but it ended up crossing a line
we need to promote “bisexuality can mean this” not “bisexuality does mean this”
WHAT THE FUCK THIS IS THE SADDEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY FUCKING LIFE NO GET OUT OMG I’M CRYING
They knew people would listen if there was a dog involved god fucking dammit
oh my gosh what the heck
this gifset is so misleading
the ending is actually happy and super amazing