“I Don't Know If She Is Bisexual or If She Just Wants to Get Attention”: Analyzing the Various Mechanisms Through Which Emerging Adults Invisibilize Bisexuality

  title={“I Don't Know If She Is Bisexual or If She Just Wants to Get Attention”: Analyzing the Various Mechanisms Through Which Emerging Adults Invisibilize Bisexuality},
  author={Milaine Alarie and St{\'e}phanie Gaudet},
  journal={Journal of Bisexuality},
  pages={191 - 214}
Although homophobia seems to be on the decline in North America, there seems to be somewhat conflicting academic data on the acceptance of bisexuality as a legitimate form of sexuality and identity. This article explores how bisexuality is represented in emerging adults' discourses about sexuality. More specifically, the authors highlight four mechanisms through which their participants invisibilize bisexuality: (1) ignoring bisexuality, (2) depicting bisexuality as temporary, (3) making it… Expand
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