This is funnier than it should be.
Freehand #henna design on my left palm. Took about an hour.
With Tom Daley coming out as bisexual, will other men follow his lead? And if not, why not, asks Patrick McAleenan
First sentence: “As a gay man, I have mostly avoided dating bisexual men, but perhaps that’s because I fell in love with one once. (He’s now married. To a woman.)”
Hmm…I wonder why more bi guys don’t really come out….
Other classics include “I haven’t met enough of them”, but “Many bisexual men are also in relationships with women who have no idea their partner likes both her and other hims”,”Male bisexuality remains a challenging and confusing subject for most people, and often most of all for the bisexual man himself. ”
Dude, you went out with one bi guy once, rarely met any, yet you mention that many of them go out with women and are very confused. What the hell are you talking about?
To his credit, he does brings up some points, but he mixed it in with some unnecessary assumptions. What do you guys think?
Could be wrong here, but I don’t think it’s just that "so few men admit to being bisexual". I think it’s more like, as soon as bisexual men even start to come out, they are quickly shut down and ferociously policed by both gay and straight monosexual men who aggressively patrol the borders of their respective "kingdoms".
And that after that bisexual men just shut up and avoid talking to obvious biphobes. Or if forced into a social situation just say whatever it is whomever they are talking to wants to hear.
I think it is worth reading these two pieces by respected out bisexual thinkers on the subject. One by a male-identified bisexual author and the other by a female-identified bisexual activist that use a well know american gay "talking head" to show what happens specifically to bisexual men who try to come out:
o “Dan Savage is Biphobic” by bisexual author Chris O’Guinn
o “Yes, Dan, You Still Hate Bisexuals (I know, I can’t believe it either, isn’t it 2013?)” by bisexual activist Faith Cheltenham
What people should do before they write pieces like this is to switch the identifiers and see how it sounds. What if Mr. McAleenan had seen a piece written by a straight man that said things like this:“As a straight man, I have mostly avoided gay men” … “I haven’t met enough of them” … ”Male homosexuality remains a challenging and confusing subject for most people, and often most of all for the gay man himself.” … “if male homosexuality remains underground, then there’s no way to have an open conversation about it and the myths and challenges surrounding it.”Like REALLY dude? I don’t know about you but I’d avoid talking to someone who says those kind of really dumb stereotypical things and more about me and my friends like the plague! So Mr. McAleenan and others of his kind should seriously consider, with attitudes like that maybe part of what’s going on is all your bisexual male acquaintances are simply Not Out To You!
#presses this film to my chest like a hot water bottle #i vividly remember seeing this in the cinema and i hadn’t really investigated it fully and thought it was a genuine period-accurate chaucer #and for the first 3 or so minutes and I was just wtf?? #and then i recall it perfectly - my brain just said FUCK IT THIS IS AWESOME #SOMEONE CRANK UP THE QUEEN SOUNDTRACK #GET IN LOSER - WE’RE GOING JOUSTING #and there’s practically no cast member i would not messily make out with #in a handsy way
I absolutely rank this as one of the big Moments in my life as a person who actively engages with text. That is, this is a movie that you either decide to just GO WITH or you peace out as soon as you see a crowd of medieval jousting fans jamming to “We Will Rock You.” You CANNOT just passively take it in. You MUST make a choice, and either accept or reject its wacky nature.
I, obviously, decided that HELL YES was I into this and have never regretted it.
A TOAST TO ALL WHO ARE INTO A KNIGHT’S TALE UNIRONICALLY, particularly if you’re also an English history/language geek.
My only regret is that Chaucer’s costume did not remain just Paul Bettany’s skin.
Love this movie!
tumblr, i am seriously disappointed in your lack of porn tonight.