[Bi By Shiri Eisner] E–pub ☆ Shiri Eisner


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  • Bi By Shiri Eisner
  • Shiri Eisner
  • English
  • 13 August 2019
  • 9781580054744

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Read Bi By Shiri Eisner è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Depicted as duplicitous traitorous and promiscuous bisexuality has long been suspected marginalized and rejected by both straight and gay communities alike Bi takes a long overdue comprehensive look at bisexual politics from the issues surrounding biphobiamonosexism feminism and transgenderism to the practice of labeling those who identify as bi as either. The take away message of this book is this bisexuals face all the usual homophobia from heterosexuals and in addition to that face a distinct biphobia both from heterosexuals and from the gay community and this needs to be addressed To the extent that Eisner is defending this thesis Bi Notes for a Bisexual Revolution is a pretty good book Unfortunately she goes off the rails than a few timesThere are a lot of small issues that I have with the book that don t necessarily affect my willingness to recommend it to other people there are also four large ones that are deal breakers In ascending order of importance as far as I m concernedFirst she has two chapters called Bisexuality Feminism and Women and Bisexuality Feminism and Men It goes without saying that biphobia manifests itself differently for men and women and addressing those differences separately is absolutely legitimate However while the Women chapter spends all of its time discussing problems like the male gaze and female bisexuality as a performance for the benefit of men the Men chapter is almost entirely devoted to attacking bisexual men as complicit oppressors who need to spend time challenging the patriarchy from withinPeople who know me know I m the last person to shout what about the mens and while it s true cis men occupy a privileged position compared to cis women even within bisexuality and most of her specific criticism is legitimate in context I still feel the entire chapter is in pretty poor taste Eisner genuinely seems to believe that because male privilege is a thing and she has none while bisexual men do she can never say anything that s oppressive to bisexual men She s wrongSecondly I m so done with sex positive feminism I have called myself a sex negative feminist in the past not because I oppose the rationalisation of sex and the removal of stigma attached to it but because the sex positive movement too often ends up blithely reinforcing the patriarchy and erasing people who don t make actual sex acts the centrepiece of their identity as for example bisexuals Eisner occasionally makes inclusive motions but she still attacks people who just want a movement that isn t all about genital interaction I m not there for itThirdly in the chapter Bisexuality and Racialization Eisner compares bisexuality to the plight of Mizrahi Jews Eisner s own ethnicity in Ashkenazi dominated Israel In doing so she repeats some bizarre conspiracy theories which should have been excised by her editor including the idea that Ashkenazi Jews went to Arab countries to foment anti Semitism so Mizrahim living in those countries would feel pressured to emigrate to Israel a notion that wouldn t be out of place on Stormfront or Reddit and the long debunked myth that about a thousand seventeen thousand in Eisner s version Yemenite Jewish children were systematically removed from their parents in the 50s because of reasonsDiscrimination against Mizrahim in Israel is real The struggle against it doesn t become legitimate by associating it with lunatic bullshit The relevance of this struggle to the bisexual movement is less than obviousAnd finally Eisner has bought into the post modernist anti science bullshit that has invaded the fringes of the Women s Studies field This initially becomes an issue when she uotes some of the unhinged post modernists in defending the notion that bisexuality than not necessarily reinforcing the gender binary with which I agree actually inherently challenges its very existence which I feel is probably a step too far but it really comes to a head when she discusses that idiotic study by noted piece of shit J Michael BaileyIn attacking that paper she goes too far the other way and attacks the very idea of studying bisexuality scientifically dismissing the whole of science as a white male heterosexual and Western pursuit incidentally shitting on all the accomplishments of POC female ueer and non Western scientistsThe scientific establishment obviously does have real serious problems with endemic sexism and racism but I m not even nearly on board with considering the scientific method just another social construct which can be dismissed because a lot of scientists have historically been shitheadsMaybe someone else would rank these issues differently but any of them is enough for me not to be comfortable recommending Bi Notes to anyone I care aboutThis book definitely helped raise my awareness regarding specifically bi issues significantly I am of course bisexual myself but I m also a misanthropic shut in so many of the typical issues affecting normal people don t usually affect me directly and I m grateful for that I really think though that it could have been better than it was One interesting study she mentioned found that while the average uality of life of both lesbian and bisexual women is lower than that of heterosexual women in rural communities in urban communities the average uality of life of lesbians goes up while that of bisexual women goes down This can presumably be blamed on the absence of a support community in rural areas on the one hand and biphobia in typical urban gay communities on the other She actually says minority world which is a ridiculous term She does so because third world is a problematic term than majority world and because it reminds us that while the West is so very homophobic and biphobic the majority world has long been accepting of various ueer practices That this kind of noble savage romanticisation and homogenisation is itself pretty damned racist and that it completely erases Russia and Eastern Europe China and Cuba and the like and for that matter traditionally first world Japan are presumably part of the majority world because they aren t white doesn t seem to occur to herIn fact this faux sensitivity that s concerned with shibboleths than actual empathy is a recurring pattern and one of the smaller issues I have with the book

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Read Bi By Shiri Eisner è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Too bisexual” promiscuous and incapable of fidelity or not bisexual enough” not actively engaging romantically or sexually with people of at least two different genders In this forward thinking and eye opening book feminist bisexual and genderueer activist Shiri Eisner takes readers on a journey through the many aspects of the meanings and politics of. This book is like eating a bucket of cold store brand oatmeal and every now and then coming across a sugary dinosaur egg that hasn t yet dissolved into the rest of the mush It had potential truly but failed due to Eisner s terribly poor analysis of power dynamicsHer analysis of monosexism is rooted in a very liberal definition of privilege which is strange considering she came off as a radical leftist which fails to recognize that as coherent to a radical analysis of power structures privilege is synonymous to the extraction and exploitation of culture wealth or labor by the oppressor class upon the oppressed class She often backpedals in her arguments of monosexism saying that she isn t really pointing a finger at lesbians or gay men merely holding them accountable for what they may contribute to a biphobic environment within ueer communities Of course lesbian women and gay men should consistently evaluate their behavior and analyze in what ways their actions may create a hostile environment in their otherwise considered safe spaces but a failure to do so isn t monosexism since lesbian women particularly lesbian trans women are in no such position of power in the first place She fails to give any material ways in which the Monosexual Lesbian Oppressor Class benefits from the exploitation of the bisexual class I guess I m getting way to into disputing her argument but or less my point is she has poor ways of evaluating privilege and that shows itself in every chapter of this book She really could have had some solid points had she delivered it better It was disappointing to be lacking so many dinosaur eggs

Read Bi By Shiri Eisner

Read Bi By Shiri Eisner è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Bisexuality specifically highlighting how bisexuality can open up new and exciting ways of challenging social conventionInformed by feminist transgender and ueer theory as well as politics and activism Bi is a radical manifesto for a group that has been too freuently silenced erased and denied and a starting point from which to launch a bisexual revolution. The origin of the extremely bad monosexual privilege discourse Just Say No kids


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