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Bisexuality seems like a cissexist false ideal, like it seems inconsiderate of all other genders , to me, implies just cis male and cis female, and I might say inconsiderate of intersex people, but that would also seem very imposing-labels-upon-o
Bisexuality seems like a cissexist false ideal, like it seems inconsiderate of all other genders , to me, implies just cis male and cis female, and I might say inconsiderate of intersex people, but that would also seem very imposing-labels-upon-o thers'-bodies/ deterministic; that's how "bisexuality" in general seems to operate, anyway
Idk... I think I am skeptical of all who call themselves bisexual
I can't see how identifying as bi automatically implies only attraction to cis males and cis females. That's like saying "I'm straight so I'm only attracted to cis-women" Trans men and women are men and women, there's no alternative label for being attracted to someone who happens to be (binary identified) trans.
I've seen people stating that they're bisexual when they are open to romantic and sexual relationships with more than just men and women but because that's still a new concept to people, it can be exhausting explaining every time someone asks your sexual preference. (I often tell people I'm bisexual to avoid a lengthy discussion but I don't feel like bisexual fits me so if I think I can get away with it, I usually go with pansexual or "half-gay")
Also, some people are attracted to very masculine people and very feminine people but not really androgynous and they find "bi" a better label to fit them.
That's not to say that every person who identifies as bisexual isn't being cissexist but it's a widely known term and for many people it feels like a fit to how they perceive their attraction to others and if that's what works for them, then it's not up to us to impose labels on their identity.