The statement that all people are “a bit bisexual” is harmful. And why? Because fluidity of sexuality and bisexuality are two separate concepts and are not interchangeable. By saying that all people are bisexual to one degree or another only erases the identity of people who do identify as bisexual. This creates the culture in which “We’re all told bisexuality is a phase that everyone goes through and grows out of, and no one’s a ‘proper’ bisexual, even though everyone’s bisexual really,” as Marcus Morgan puts it. —
Sarah O’Rourke, “I think everyone’s a bit bisexual”: identity erasure and biphobia (via owlswearglasses)
The same goes for “everyone’s a bit genderqueer/androgyne” and its various iterations.
It also tends to get deployed to cast doubt on gay or lesbian, but not heterosexual, orientations. As a friend said, “I don’t need more people with a new excuse for telling me I’m not really gay.”
If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think. —T. Harv Eker (via insanity-and-vanity)
Sherlock + Breaking the fourth wall
I am the inspiration. I should be reading it before a reporter does.
Kevin’s strange sleeping habits
The Queen: Heart of a lion, dark as a raven, bite of a snake.