I can’t believe I haven’t posted this yet. Click the link above to read it.
Tumblr, I know you like to raise certain objections when you read this list. I think many of them are unfortunate and miss the point. Of course, my followers are excellent and won’t make any of those mistakes, but just in case, here are some things to think about before responding:
Don’t say that monosexism doesn’t exist. In fact, why not read about a report which points out that, however oppressed a monosexual is, add “bisexuality” and they get to be oppressed more! Yey!
Don’t say that, because you as a monosexual don’t get a particular privilege or set of privileges, that those privileges aren’t linked to monosexuality. This is a list of privileges that, for some person or group of monosexuals, would generally go away if they had otherwise identical characteristics but were bisexual instead. No one monosexual has all of them.
Don’t say that, because some bisexuals may be able to sometimes access some of these privileges, that these privileges aren’t linked to monosexuality. This is a list more about general trends than an analytic proof which inevitably describes the condition of every individual. If you want to think about individuals (which I’d suggest is missing the point), instead consider whether an individual’s access to that privilege exists in any tension to their bisexuality, is based in any way on how others see their bisexuality, or in how they express their bisexuality.
Do remember that, in general, the less other privileges you have, the less likely you are to have a privilege on this list. Likewise, the more other privileges you have, the more likely you are to have access to these.
Don’t say “these are just straight privileges”. It shows that you haven’t read the checklist and the notes.
Do actually read the notes around the checklist and the discussions in the comments. Chances are they have covered any objections you might have.
All that said, I’m broadly monosexual, so while what I’m trying to do here is to stop other monosexual people messing up, I’m not immune to messing up myself. If any bi people working from within a similar framework to bidyke want to correct me on the above points, just say the word and it’s edited.
All that said: here’s the checklist!
<3 This is the one of the best commentaries I received on this post, ever ^_^
for those who have not read it yet (and REMEMBER to Read the Notes & Clarifications so you don’t end up make yourself look foolish in the comments)