By Marjorie Garber
"Bisexuality is ready 3 centuries past due . . . however, the following it really is: a realized, witty examine of ways our curious tradition has controlled to get every little thing mistaken approximately sex."
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His deprecation of the new word "homosexual" does not reflect a negative attitude toward homosexual behavior, but rather a classically trained scholar's resistance to blending Greek (homo, same) and Latin (sexus) roots. But the resistance, however philological, is worthy of note. " The term "het" for a heterosexual person, now in common use among gays, lesbians, queers, and bi's, is yet another example of a back-formation, this one troped on "homo," a disparaging term for a gay or homosexual person.
28 If women who are frequently attracted to men and frequently have sex with them are "lesbians," then it becomes clear that, in these women's eyes at least, "lesbian" is a cultural and political designation rather thanexclusively-a narrowly drawn sexual one. Not everyone will be happy with this idea, needless to say. But usage tends to follow use, as dictionary- BI WAYS: CULTURE, POLITICS, HISTORY makers, often to their chagrin, acknowledge. "~9 Or, we might add, what makes those with exclusive attractions different from those with inclusive attractions?
The label doesn't seem as solid as the lesbian label. Because to declare yourself bisexual is to declare, really, that labels don't mean anything. So it seems paradoxical to declare this an i d e n t i ~ . " 3 ~ "I dislike labels. "3' Some years ago she joined a women's group in which, in an exercise designed to explore the question of identity, each woman was asked to associate herself with one of four subgroups: Lesbian, Bisexual, Heterosexual, or Choose Not to Label. After some thought she joined Choose Not to Label, and discovered that of the several others in her group some were there because they didn't know to which group they belonged, others because they didn't like labels, and some for both reasons.
Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life by Marjorie Garber