Great mini biographies of many women "And Experiences I Learned Uite A "their xperiences I learned uite a about what others have been through and what led them to make the decisions they have Super cool to see the same sentiments that bisexual women currently xpress are the same sorts of things bi women struggled with decades ago I hope SOMEONE DOES AN UPDATED BOOK INTERVIEWING BISEXUAL WOMEN NOW does an updated book interviewing bisexual women now some of the interviewees make off hand transphobic comments Overall I think this is a really interesting read I haven t found too many books on Bisexuality and ven fewer specifically speaking about Bisexual women There is a lot of discussion in the book about non monogamy and polyamorous relationships that were very new to me and although these types of relationships are not my cup of tea I didn t find the stories any less relatable Good mixture of alternative and traditional bisexual relationships in the book uite a bit outdated for women that weren t a part of the radical love time frame in which bisexual feminists were seen as stealing the power of women and giving to men as the last interviewee mentionsHetero men are asier to find than ueer women Now it s seen as bisexual women get all the benefits without the repercussions which certainly isn t true One common theme is that women are soft and complicated and are comfortable to be around and asier to talk to Intimacy is Obsession easier to achieve with the sex that isncouraged to be motional Men are not but masculinity is nice because it offers grounding stability and protection There was also a lot of conversation about safer sex I ve been monogamous for so long that I just skimmed ov. A collection of 18 in depth interviews with a wide rang.
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Avoiding static definitions This book celebrates what "Choice Looks Like Free Of The "looks like when of the that majorities place on minoritiesThough not xhausting these interviews are a great reminder of how uniue our sexuality is as humans on the individual level The broad terms we use can help us forget that as we Other those who are unlike ourselves The interviewees often do this othering as well Those bisexuals Those straight people Those lesbian separatists Those those those If anything these accounts remind us to uit stereotyping People are individuals and at the individual level don t belong in stereotypical boxesIt illustrates the pains of rasure for bisexual people As someone whose lived in a mostly straight world I can testify to how that rasure has shaped my thinking and how this book has re set thatI would not complain about the stories having been collected in the nineties This adds value1 we get a historical snapshot and can ask ourselves what has changed and what has not These accounts definitely stimulated my interest in learning about the All Roads Lead Home early days of feminism2 all those details on safe sex are still highly relevant today despite the availability of anti retrovirals despite HIV being a chronic disease rather than a death sentence because there s plenty ofvidence that awareness and caution are no longer heightened as a generation grows up distant from the horrors of the AIDS pidemic many of us were touched by in the 80 s 90 s and arly noughties This book helped me when I was coming out in college in the arly 2000s It helps you feel less invisible pride when you are able to read similar stories to your own. C classes involved in a very wide variety of lifestyles. Er this portion though it offers important information HIV can nter through broken skin so to test for cuts submerged your hand in lemon juice If it stings there s a cut Also the use of plastic wrap and gloves though I can hardly imagine The women in the interviews also included conversation about their sexuality disability or childhood abuse or being nonmonogamous and I appreciate that there s a lot of variety However the book felt a little raw This book is better seen as a kind of starting point rather than a finished product It s interesting but unsatisfactory As another reviewer mentioned it still felt very limited as far as where the women were located and could ve used stories from women across the country or in the country Many of the women were out or involved in group meets but I specifically wanted to read this to find like minded people that are not out and what it s like not to be out in the world It s an interesting uick kind of read but not super helpful Except for the list of resources
the back Bisexuality complex and intriguing than these stories seemingly picked for their adherence to a specific narrative The interview subjects all seemed to come from the same pool of the Bay Area I kept waiting and thinking that I d find something that varied from "bi s are people too and lesbian s can be mean or bi women have it asier "s are people too and lesbian s can be mean or bi women have it asier they can fake social acceptability Men also came across as second class for the most part which was one of the intriguing things about the book I was also struck by the desperate need to define that seemed to permeate the book specially since bi sexuality seemed to be about. E of bisexual women of different races ages and conomi. .In The Back Bisexuality