Maybe you say it to try to be helpful: “Everyone’s a little bi!” But this idea can actually cause some harm.
To find out why it’s hurtful, and what you can say instead to actually be supportive, check out this comic. This breaks down the ways that “everyone’s a little bisexual” has been used to invalidate people’s identities.
And you’ll get a much better idea of how to discuss people’s identities without being hurtful in the process.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- Too Queer for Your Binary: Everything You Need to Know and More About Non-Binary Identities
- 5 Questions Cis People Are Still Asking About Why Trans-Inclusive Language Matters, Answered
- What Trans-Exclusionary Feminism Really Looks Like
- What is Gender? This Guide is Sure to Deepen Your Analysis
M. Slade is a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism. They are a cartoonist and illustrator based in Westchester County, NY. Currently, they are the main illustrator for Doodlebook.org, a site that explores science concepts through comics. M. Slade also does zines and diary comics. In their spare time, they can be found going to protests or overanalyzing video games and cartoons. You can check out their website here or their Tumblr here.