So I got the idea to attack biphobia with words. Not fancy words, the ones that come backed up with evidence and logic. Just cheeky little quips.
And in a way I think that’s better…
We get those moments of “best intentions” and “just jokes” and we want to have that comeback to put them in their place. But as is always the way, it becomes l’esprit de l’escalier, staircase wit, that spark of inspiration too late to draw on.
So here are some of my own retorts that I hope you will enjoy, and I hope you’ll use them, and repost this around tumblr too. If you have any other ideas why not add them with the hashtag #comebacktobiphobia, or if you had a nasty comment said to you send it to me in an ask so that we can all be prepared for next time.
Bisexuality doesn’t really exist. You’re either gay or you’re straight…
You manage to be a idiot AND a bigot and you still exist. Unfortunately.
Bisexuals just want straight privilege…
If we wanted to play straight, we wouldn’t have come out. Just like if you wanted us to think you were smart, you wouldn’t have spoken.
Bisexuals are just doing it for the attention.
Of nice, open-minded people sure… So why the hell am I talking to you again?
Bisexuals are just greedy and want to sleep with everyone.
Not true at all. We certainly wouldn’t sleep with YOU…
Bisexuals are just confused. They’ll figure it out in time.
Your ignorance is far too confusing to figure out. Can I phone a friend?
Very clever responses to biphobia. Thanks, gingerbeardyman!