Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Reader's Diary #2027 - Julia Shaw: Bi / The Hidden Culture, History, and Science of Bisexuality

I cannot praise Julia Shaw's Bi: The Hidden Culture, History, and Science of Bisexuality enough. It's well-researched, comprehensive, and yet told in a friendly, accessible way. I learned a great deal.

Covering a swath of bi topics from history, being closeted, bi erasure, political considerations, various forms of bisexual love, and more, it's a proud, inspiring, and thorough read. 

Her writing takes the stance that bi, is attraction (which has forms in and of itself) to the same and other genders (sort of how I view pansexuality and would probably use interchangeably, unless corrected otherwise). 

Perhaps more importantly, she dispels various myths about bisexuality by acknowledging there are many differences even within that community, but accepts and welcomes them all in a spirit of strength in numbers and ally-ship. 

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