In the event that otherwise main-stream bisexual spouses and moms of BartellвЂ™s study have already been commonly understood as вЂњtrulyвЂќ straight, more politically active bisexual feminists, like those whose writing appears in WeiseвЂ™s collection, nearer to Residence, have actually frequently been viewed as вЂњtrulyвЂќ lesbian.
This propensity is very obvious when you look at the UT Austin LibrariesвЂ™ copy of nearer to Residence, by which somebody has scrawled catchy phrases including вЂњburn in hell!вЂќ plus the creatively spelled вЂњDie Bie!вЂќ in pen and yellowish highlighter across multiple pages. No collection documents exists up to now the graffiti, which implies for me so it occurred just recently. The word вЂњdykeвЂќ (also spelled вЂњdikeвЂќ) appears eight times over the text of this guide, however it is the phrase вЂњdieвЂќ alone that seems frequently. Flipping through the bookвЂ™s pages, the graffiti creates an incantation of kinds, which checks out something such as this: perish, die, die, die, die, dike, die, dyke, dyke, die. The bi/dykes reading the book, or both is unclear, but as a reader the menacing message felt personal, and I was unable to focus on the text of Closer to Home despite it whether this message was intended for the bi/dykes within the book. Continue reading “That this vandal saw no distinction between bisexual and identity that is lesbian notable, but scarcely unique.”