Biscuit Writer Suggests Creating a BiDar

Feminist writer Valarie Clark-Neff from Columbus, Ohio writes a wonderful piece the fights bisexual erasure.

The piece for Biscuit.com, is for the United Kingdom’s site for “girls who like all genders.” It talks about how people who are bisexual and in only one single monogamous relationship causes bisexuality to be “erased right out of existence.”

Valarie suggests a bidar, like a gaydar:

Radarimagepixabay-297x300One answer to bi erasure would be to fight back with our own version of gaydar.  Instead of allowing ourselves to be erased, we could reverse the trend and start connecting more often with other bisexuals.  If we can hone our bidar skills, we might start noticing things we’d never noticed before.  We might start picking up on bisexual visual cues and hearing bisexual history in the making.  We might begin to notice bisexual language, bisexual art, and paying attention to bisexual mannerisms and dress.  We might start to build community because all of those things – history, language, art, mannerisms, and dress (just to mention a few) – are some of the basic building blocks of a culture.

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Mike Szymanski
Mike Szymanski has written about bisexual issues since 1989 and has one of the longest-running regular bisexual columns as the National Bisexuality Examiner. He came out as bisexual in a cover story of Genre magazine, which resulted in more than 50 television appearances, including Ricki Lake, Phil Donahue Show and 20/20. Szymanski won the Lambda Literary Award in 2007 for co-authoring an informative humor book “The Bisexual’s Guide to the Universe: Quips, Tips and Lists for Those Who Go Both Ways.” Write him at [email protected]