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The difference between bisexuality and pansexuality: a powerpoint guide. 

(updated) 

… but….why put the my little ponies in there…….

1. Because they match the color scheme of the pride flags 

2. I like ponies. 

3. It reenforces the light and cheerful tone of the overall powerpoint. 

This is probably one of the best and least offensive/erasing guides out there and people are complaining about the ponies.

Fucksake. 

This is important

okay, as much as I support gender equality (cause it’s not like i care what you are; tell me and I’ll do my best to address you as you wish, as long as you aren’t a jerk, I don’t care), the etymology and usage of bi in the english language is definitely “two”

http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/23348/what-is-the-origin-of-the-counting-prefixes-uni-bi-di-tri-quad-etc

Bi/Di meaning two:

bi- two

  • language of origin: Latin

  • etymology: bis, “twice”; bini, “in twos”

  • examplesbinocularsbigamybiscotti

di- two

  • language of origin: Greek

  • etymology: δι,

  • examplesdicotdipole

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bi-

bi-1

1.
a combining form meaning “twice,” “two,” used in the formation ofcompound words:
bifacial; bifarious.
British Dictionary definitions for bi-Expand

bi-1

combining form 
1.
two; having two: bifocal
2.
occurring every two; lasting for two: biennial
3.
on both sides, surfaces, directions, etc: bilateral
4.
occurring twice during: biweekly
5.
  1. denoting an organic compound containing two identical cyclichydrocarbon systems: biphenyl
  2. (rare in technical usage) indicating an acid salt of a dibasic acid:sodium bicarbonate
  3. (not in technical usage) equivalent of di-1(sense 2a)

If it really means what you claim, than it should probably be renamed to avoid confusion

To clarify, I am an ally, I’ve just gotten annoyed by the incorrect usage of the english language. I am arguing semantics, not your rights.

Also if you took latin In high school, you forgot some stuff, or it was used differently in that language than it is in the one we’re currently using.

No, you aren’t being an ally. You’re being an asshole. You’re talking over and invalidating the actual bisexuals by quoting a god damn internet dictionary instead of believing us when we tell you we know what our own fucking label means. Semantics becomes oppressive when it becomes invalidating. 

Let’s look at what actual bisexuals and actual bisexual organizations say Bisexuality ACTUALLY means.

Bi Resource.Net has a whole page on “what is bisexuality”, but the quote I like most from (from Robyn Orch) is “I call myself bisexual because I acknowledge in myself the potential to be attracted, romantically and/or sexually, to people of more than one sex, not necessarily at the same time, not necessarily in the same way, and not necessarily to the same degree.” 

The Bisexual Index likewise has a whole page on the topic. They conclude with “Bisexuality isn’t more complicated than that - “attraction to more than one gender”.” 

Bialogue is much more to the point, stating:  ”Bisexuals = people who can [love] people of same gender as themselves + can [love] people of different genders/gender presentations from themselves” 

The Bisexuality Report (Which was a collaboration between BiUK AND the Bisexual index) goes REALLY specific with “Bisexuality generally refers to having attraction to more than one gender. It is a broad term which may include the following groups and more:
●● People who see themselves as attracted to ‘both men and women’.
●● People who are mostly attracted to one gender but recognize this is not exclusive.
●● People who experience their sexual identities as fluid and changeable over time.
●● People who see their attraction as ‘regardless of gender’ (other aspects are more important in determining who they are attracted to).
●● People who dispute the idea that there are only two genders and that people are attracted to one, the other, or both” 

International Spectrum has a whole list of definitions and defines bisexual as “A person who is attracted to both people of their own gender and another gender. “ 

The Bisexual Resource center says “The BRC uses bisexual as an umbrella term for people who recognize and honor their potential for sexual and emotional attraction to more than one gender”

So fuck you, your false etymological fallacy, and your bullshit false allyhood. 

Wow, this is appalling. I am in complete support of people being whatever the heck they want, but the guy/girl is TOTALLY right. Bi means two. “Bi” means “two”. “Bisexual” therefore means being attracted to two genders. I’M NOT SAYING YOU’RE NOT ATTRACTED TO MORE THAN TWO. THAT’S FINE. YOU DO YOU. But if you are attracted to more than two genders, it does not make valid sense to label yourself as bisexual.

It’s like you aren’t even reading what I posted.

Again, who is a better authority on what bisexuality means than ACTUAL BISEXUALS? 

Stop trying to invalidate bisexuals and our identity. Yes, the prefix “bi” means “two.” But your argument is a “False etymological fallacy.” Fucking google it.

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Here’s a sure-fire way to know that you hate women: when an incident of intimate partner violence in which a man knocks a woman unconscious gains national attention and every question or comment you think to make has to do with her behavior, you really hate women. Like, despise.

There is no other explanation. There is no “I need all the facts.” There is no excuse. You hate women. Own it.

Now, you probably don’t believe you hate women. You probably honestly think you’re being an objective observer whose only interest is the truth. You are delusional.

We have this problem in our discourse around the most important challenges we face where we feel we have to be “fair to both sides.” But sometimes, one of those sides is subjugation and oppression. If you’re OK with legitimizing that side in the interest of “fairness,” you’re essentially saying you’re OK with oppression as a part of the human condition. That’s some hateful shit.

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Many inmates became seriously ill and even died of treatable diseases. One patient who repeatedly complained of intense pain and disorientation was allegedly mocked for “faking” his symptoms. He eventually died of lung cancer, which was not diagnosed until a few days before his death. Another prisoner died of AIDS-related pneumonia after prison staff ignored his requests for an HIV test. Others waited months for vital surgeries or prescriptions.
One sick inmate said he fell and was left on the floor for three to five hours. “I would just like to feel safe and not fall. That’s all,” he told one of the visiting doctors.
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i was babysitting a little boy and girl once and the boy asked me if i had a boyfriend and i said “no!! but i have a girlfriend!” and he said “like a friend thats a girl?” and i said “no like a boyfriend but they’re a girl instead of a boy! we still do couple things but we’re just both girls” and he said, without missing a beat, “oh ok! are you gonna marry her?”

like it’s literally that easy for kids to understand

Children > Adults