this is probably a stretch but sometimes i think the whole “bisexuals must have a preference” thing came about bc people are so convinced that we are just straight which is especially targeted at bi women. so like they think bi women are designated to end up with men so they don’t like all genders equally (hence a preference)
i dont think thats a stretch at all i think thats definitely part of it. 'bisexuals have a preference' has been a stereotype for a long time and it definitely comes from ppl thinking bisexuals aren't really bi and are actually just straight / gay and in denial. its something bisexuals have had to work hard to make it clear that not all bisexuals have a preference and vice versa that its not true that to be truly bisexual you cant have a preference ( see the bi manifesto ). its interesting that pansexuality came along and made it so its now, bisexuals always have a preference and therefore are actually just straight / gay and in denial or if they don't have a preference they're actually pan. to me that seems a lot like a new fun form of bisexual erasure, seeing that by this logic bisexuals once again dont really exist / are just confused straights/gays/pansexuals.
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