That this vandal saw no distinction between bisexual and identity that is lesbian notable, but scarcely unique.

That this vandal saw no distinction between bisexual and identity that is lesbian notable, but scarcely unique.

In the event that otherwise main-stream bisexual spouses and moms of Bartell’s study have already been commonly understood as “truly” straight, more politically active bisexual feminists, like those whose writing appears in Weise’s collection, nearer to Residence, have actually frequently been viewed as “truly” lesbian.

This propensity is very obvious when you look at the UT Austin Libraries’ copy of nearer to Residence, by which somebody has scrawled catchy phrases including “burn in hell!” plus the creatively spelled “Die Bie!” 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 “dyke” (also spelled “dike”) appears eight times over the text of this guide, however it is the phrase “die” alone that seems frequently. Flipping through the book’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.”