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SO SEXY IT HURTS

PORTRAYALS OF BI WOMEN AS HYPERSEXUAL FEED PREJUDICE, SAYS SURYA MUNRO

Ask some lesbians what they think about bisexuals and you might get this kind of answer: “They can’t be trusted, they sleep around, they are just ‘curious’.” These are examples of biphobia, and sadly they mean that some bi women feel they can’t be open about their attraction to people of different genders, in case gay women don’t want to know them.

But, where do these ideas come from? In my recent research, I found some answers in surprising places. I found that a lot of prejudice towards bisexuals is rooted in their “hypersexualisation” – the idea that bisexuals are sexually adventurous and promiscuous and that this is the most important thing about them. In other words, we are not neighbours, mothers, workers, taxpayers, friends. No, we are all rampantly having sex.

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In the new issue Ellen Page talks to us – and you – about coming out and playing gay in her new movie Freeheld, alongside the great talent that is Julianne Moore. We've also spoken to Carrie-Ann Moss (AKA Trinity from The Matrix) about her role as a lesbian lawyer in the new Netflix series Jessica Jones. Our First Ladies feature looks at the world's most influential LGBT political figures in the corridor of power. Charlotte Cooper talks Fat Power and why fat activism is important to anyone who cares about social change. Sarah Outen shares her rowing home to marry story. Also in this issue: Alicya Eyo Bi-commodification Cherry Jones Sober Start Margaret Cho Find Your Balance Big Joanie Stay protected online Plus all the very best in life, scene, books, film, music and TV.
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