Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Hotel Bliss open for beta testing

"HOTEL BLISS - the community site for bi and bi-friendly girls - is open for testing.

Would you like to be a bi-girl pioneer and help bring together bright and beautiful bi-women for friendship, community and fun?

Sign up to be a beta tester here!
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from here: "What is Hotel Bliss?

Hotel Bliss is the first members-only community site for bi-women and their girlfriends. Join us for fun, flirtation, empowerment, friendship, and much, much more... We maintain a strict membership policy to ensure Hotel Bliss is a community of bi and bi-friendly women only."

I joined!
But... though I greatly appreciate a place where I can engage with others who are bi and that is more exclusive, that offers more of a "safe haven..." there is something about the "women only" policy that makes me twitch a little. I do believe it's important to have those sorts of spaces. So maybe it's just the way they phrased it, or maybe it's because right now they're adding people based on attached photos or on myspace profiles. How fair is it to judge from a photo? I guess I am actually unsure whether trans people are welcome. If they are, I feel like maybe there should be a clarification or qualifier in there, like "women-identified or female-identified" or something. My thoughts on the whole, uh, "womyn-born-womyn" thing could surely fill up another post.
I'll send Miss Bliss an e-mail about this, though it probably won't be until next week. It's midterms time right now and I shouldn't even really be writing in *this* blog. Which is why the above paragraph might not even make any sense. But I had to take a break. Anyway, the site looks like it's gonna be awesome, and Bliss Warrior's site is also awesome, so if you are a "bi-girl" you should join as well.

Monday, April 28, 2008

"The L Word" Reinforces Negative Bisexual Stereotypes

I thought that I had posted this here already, but I went back to find that... I hadn't. So here you go.

"The L Word" Reinforces Negative Bisexual Stereotypes
by Nicole Kristal
February 26, 2008

Over the last three of its five seasons, The L Word has sent messages that erode positive representations of bisexuality by creating story lines and characters who reinforce myths that all bisexuals are crazy, in denial about their true sexual orientation, and likely to cheat on their partners for the other gender. The show didn't always so flagrantly display this style of prejudice. It used to discount it. Read more...

Thursday, April 10, 2008

From Wikipedia: List of Bisexual People

"This is a list of confirmed famous people who were or are bisexual: people who have had sexual relations with, or have expressed sexual attraction to both sexes."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_bisexual_people

BiCamp

BiCamp
Sunday, July 13th - Thursday July 17th, 2008

http://www.biversity.org/bicamp.html

Join your fellow bisexuals and friends in a beautiful country setting for BiCamp 2008. The location is near Northampton, MA (Lesbianville USA). Campers must provide their own tent, food, and transportation (sharing is encouraged). BiCamp includes showers and flush toilets. And we have the space all to ourselves! Basically, what you get is a place to pitch your tent, a fire pit, fresh water, beautiful wilderness, and the company of a few dozen bisexual and bi-friendly people for a fun summer weekend. Clothing-optional swimming is just a short walk through the woods.

I'd really like to go to this. I used to go to school in Northampton... it would be nice to get back to the Valley for a bit. And what better way to do it than by camping out with a bunch of bisexuals? :)

Friday, April 4, 2008

What's in a name?

This article is too long to post here until I get the coding right to do the "read more" thing (I spent a while trying to accomplish this the other day, and even Blogger's help was incorrect...). But check it out.

"What's in a Name? Why Women Embrace or Resist Bisexual Identity."