"You know you’re in Manhattan when you are entertained by the rats in the subway while waiting for your train."
Since Anna Paquin, and now Vanessa Carlton, have come out as “bisexual,” my frustration with the the pervasive bisexual chic undercurrent of celebreality has only been exacerbated. It brought up memories of my early struggle with identity and reminded me of this great informational page on sexetc.org that quotes the phenomenal Robyn Ochs (who spoke at Bard) and demystifies several fucked up rumors. I think all health classes should be forced to address non-unilateral sexual attraction and work to dismantle the unacknowledged immanent heteronormative bias that exists in so many schools, public and private. While I can’t imagine ever fully identifying with the term “bisexual,” I would find it much easier if it didn’t carry such an overt stigma.