I don’t know if this is relevant context, but I do know that many gay men and lesbians thinkbisexuals have privilege over them*. So that may play a role in the dynamic as well.
(*I also think this is bunk, for a number of reasons, not least of which being I’ve seen the data.)
Bisexual people in opposite gender relationships have the legal privilege to fucking marry their partner, what the fuck are you on you think this shit is bunk and bisexual people have absolutely no privileges over homosexual people????? Don’t get me wrong it’s a conditional privilege, but it’s still fucking there, and none of this second wave ~everything is biphobia shit is going to change the reality that bisexual people have the freedom to enjoy many of the caveats of straight privilege without sacrificing their overall happiness to do so the way that homosexual people would have to.
I just don’t even fucking care anymore that you don’t want me to respond or reblog anything you write, this is just such a factually wrong statement that I can’t believe it was even something you seriously wrote out. No. You are wrong. Wrong as can be. No, I don’t care about what data you’ve seen, you’re wrong. You are real wrong. If opened up the dictionary to look up the definition of wrong it would have your URL included. You are more wrong than SEX BROOD.
ah, yes, “I don’t care what the data says, you are wrong, because I say so” is such a valid argument.
For those who actually do care about data, here’s a couple of good reads that are relevent to the bisexual erasure/oppression aspect debate:
This is a very good general introduction to the problem of bisexual erasure and the problems this causes for the bisexual community.
This one’s rather long and a bit more technical, but it interesting in that it has some speculation about asexuality in relation to the heterosexual/homosexual treatments of bisexuals. It also has a lot of interesting details about some of the theory behind homosexual and heterosexual resistance to the acceptance of bisexuality.
Having demonstrated erasure in Part I, I seek to explain it in Part II. I suggest that erasure occurs because the two dominant sexual orientation groups—self-identified straights and self-identified gays—have shared investments in that erasure. It is as if these two groups, despite their other virulent disagreements, have agreed that bisexuals will be made invisible. I call this the epistemic contract of bisexual erasure. To support the existence of such a contract, I adduce evidence that self-identified straights and self-identified gays both deploy the same three strategies of bisexual erasure: class erasure, individual erasure, and delegitimation.
These are my two particular favorites, but if anyone has any additional suggestions for good material please let me know!