The Weird and Troubling History of Bisexuality Studies
Kevin Spacey is the latest to state he is "Bisexual" which by definition has sex with both genders. Some would argue to say it's who you fantasize about most; others, would say you're gay or not. Every day Alleged "Straight men" are the toughest to crack - can't admit that they think about Men in a sexual way. Society tells us its wrong, feminine and emasculating. It's a big time taboo which needs to end if we are to understand why bad men and men in general humans in general act the way they do. The hyper aggression due to repression is in my opinion and many a loyal a progressive neo freudian would see this as a major problem of his patient. How many have told their spouse or shared with a lover they thought "some guy was cute" after a day at the office; or "man I think about the Penis a lot today - want to have sex? Not happening.... hardly and it's sad.
We are all born "Polyamorously Perverse" or "Bi-Sexual" seeing sex as a blank slate and parents as neither male nor female but as objects. In essence we are attracted to men, women and things; that includes ourselves and the psychosexual stages (0-5) of: Oral, Anal, Phallic, Latency and Resolution stages then usually work out the ambiguous "affection" for the world around us - which forms the basis of our personalities. For instance, if putting things in our mouth as a child and being chastised or scorned about it was an issue at age 3; overeating someday and being anxiously talkative could be a facet or bi-product of parenting.
This worldview should be embraced at a time when life is so innocent - and we are all the more beautiful for it - until we are taught blue is boy and pink is girl but why the need to label when biology will take a course. Be it on fixation, or trying to win the affection of the domineering male parent by being a" momma's boy" hence relating to her on a sexual level - liking men and trying to win the affection of our father, we see how far we've come when variations of the Oedipal Complex (or Electra) is so commonplace. It, however has infinite variations given the amount of associations made - when everything relates back to sex or the self. There will always be interpretations when young that form fetishes, preferences and maybe inversion (the repression of this which is unacceptable to the ego) albeit the most crucial event is that at one time we are ALL "bi" and we need to own. Two people we see mother and father are the first impressions and we notice the difference. After all isn't one better then two - look a "freudian slip" and this is why. Even I who fantasize about men slip into the view from my upbringing likely from my father the gay lifestyle is not desirable(sure being often single, attentive to your body and mind, and having high discretion when it comes to taste and wealth sounds tough) "they live a rough life" as he mocked a gay friend of mine feminine qualities; which, after uncovering his Chicks with Dicks porn in his porn stash I wonder what exactly type of hypocritical shit that is.
Self Esteem heavily rests often solely on sexual identity, expression and attraction - and if more people started allowing their repression of thought to come up from the subconscious or unconscious that could be a start. None of us in my opinion are 100% straight esp. in the new age of granny tranny's and Milf's as the top of the charts on you porn and the anthropomorphizing robots objects and selfie self adoration make for sexual fluidity that's always changing And the Progressive thinking that goes along with it. After all life is change and even the author of this post thinks of myself as "bi" sometimes though seeing men faces as non sexually appealing - for whatever reason - is what I am.
Being born this way allows for me to enjoy both fantasy worlds and think open minded which serves me well. The secret to getting women after all is to be friends with gay men - and be thoughtful and caring about the age old brain buster " what women want "- well for starters for you to think like them. Next, work out more, be sensitive and dress better for crying out loud. And, it wouldn't hurt if you spent more time with all my friends - esp. my gay ones, which, it's no secret is ALL women's desired idealized includes gay males is universal, i'm convinced. Below is the shy list of celeb's short of the billions of avarice men who refuse to admit that sex, love and ultimate esteem and acceptance comes from sex not money and work realizing at some point its crossed our mind about the same sex - you can't be a little bit gay, well yes you actual you can...
History of who and why Bi hysteria!
Today denotes the fifteenth yearly Celebrate Bisexuality Day — a day devoted to bringing appreciation, perceivability, and attention to all individuals who distinguish as having liquid characters. Since the greater part of the LGBT people group is contained bisexuals (1.8% of the aggregate American populace), it's vital to offer acknowledgment to a gathering that incorporates individuals of all sex personalities from cis to trans and sexual introductions from strange to pansexual. We're talking everybody from Anna Paquin, to Cynthia Nixon, Chirlane McCray, Tom Daley, Angelina Jolie, Billie Joe Armstrong, Megan Fox, Clive Davis, Megan Mullally, Andy Dick, David Bowie, and Lady Gaga.
Promiscuity can once in a while feel like a to a great extent undetectable introduction on account of its notable disregard and mocking in both the media and sciences. Customarily, promiscuity can be depicted as "voracious," "a spanning system," to homosexuality, or more regrettable, "nonexistent." All of which, obviously, are wrong. To pay tribute to androgynous perceivability, Nerve investigated at point of interest logical examinations which talked about both the legitimacy and deficiency of cross-sexuality as the decades progressed. This is the way we got from Alfred Kinsey to Tom Daley.
1886 — THE BISEXUAL PRESSURE POINT
The early contextual investigations of Richard von Krafft-Ebing, creator of the original work Psychopathia Sexualis, found that most androgynous distinguishing men engage in sexual relations with ladies because of societal weights, however in truth have sexual fascination basically to men. While his hypotheses turned out to be risky, Krafft-Ebing's discoveries would be used in inquire about on homosexuality and indiscriminateness all through the twentieth century.
1940S — INTRODUCING THE KINSEY SCALE
Alfred Kinsey, twentieth century sex analyst, pronounced in his 1948 work Sexual Behavior in the Human Male that "46% of the male populace had occupied with both hetero and gay exercises, or 'responded to' people of both genders, over the span of their grown-up lives." As for ladies, Kinsey found in the vicinity of 6 and 14% of ladies have gay encounters in their past. The outcomes were weighty. Kinsey had built up his own particular scale to suit his faith in sexual ease — running from 0 (hetero) to 6 (gay) and discovered many landed some place in the middle. Kinsey delivered the thought of sexuality lying on a continuum. Indiscriminateness, rather than being specifically amidst homosexuality and heterosexuality, could recognize those with fluctuating degrees of sexual fascination after some time. "Guys don't speak to two discrete populaces, hetero and gay," he composed. "The world isn't to be partitioned into sheep and goats."
Fotor09231553471979 — IS BISEXUALITY DIFFERENT FROM HOMOSEXUALITY?
A 1979 investigation of 30 men found that the individuals who recognized themselves as bisexuals were undefined from gay people on measures of excitement while seeing distinctive suggestive material. "As far as physiological excitement, the erectile reactions of the gay and indiscriminate gatherings were undefined, a discovering which addresses the presence of male androgyny as particular from homosexuality or as an alternate sexual introduction in guys," the examination finished up. More than 25 years after the fact, an exasperatingly comparative investigation would be distributed.
1994 — BISEXUALITY AS A WAY TO COME OUT
A 1994 overview distributed by The Advocate, a gay-situated magazine, found that, before distinguishing as gay, 40% of gay men had depicted themselves as "promiscuous." Which implies, as per this all around promoted review, half of every single indiscriminate man were in reality quite recently gay, consequently solidifying cross-sexuality was a transitional stage or a more secure method for exposing the unadulterated truth. While this transitional swinger arrange is valid for some indiscriminate recognizing men and ladies, this social story set things back for promiscuity being viewed as its own particular unmistakable introduction. Savants Andrew Sullivan and Dan Savage have been censured for proclamations reaffirming that promiscuity is only a stop before gay for some.
2005 — BISEXUAL MEN DON'T EXIST
4436767745_da917a8891_oIn 2005, specialists at Northwestern University shook things up when they asserted the 1.7 percent of men who recognized as promiscuous were maybe mixed up. Or, then again, in the expressions of Carrie from Sex and the City, "I'm not by any means beyond any doubt promiscuity exists. I believe it's only a delay while in transit to Gay Town."In the investigation, a group of analysts measured genital excitement examples of promiscuous men in light of sexual symbolism of the two men and ladies. The outcomes demonstrated that men who recognized as swinger were frequently solely stirred to either men or ladies (not both), and were regularly only sexually excited by men.
The examination was directed with 33 cross-sexual men and to a great extent sourced subjects from productions in gay-situated daily papers. In any case, the investigation influenced many daily papers, to like the popular New York Times feature: "Straight, Gay, or Lying?" which surmised that introduction was either dichotomous or fraudulent. Men who kept on being pulled in to the two sexes were naturally befuddled by these discoveries.
2008 — BISEXUALS ARE MOSTLY WOMEN
Around 1.5 percent of American ladies recognize themselves as cross-sexual. Furthermore, for reasons unknown (a few investigations recommend sexual smoothness in ladies is preference for kid raising), indiscriminateness seems less demanding to show in the female sex. A 10-year longitudinal investigation distributed by scientist Lisa Diamond in 2008 endeavored to try out the "transitional hypothesis" — that cross-sexual ladies would in the long run get together with men after a progression of school experimentations. The examination found that toward the finish of the 10 years, a larger number of ladies embraced indiscriminate characters than surrendered them.
Indiscriminate ladies additionally had stable conveyances of excitement to men and ladies in genital excitement examines. Indeed, ladies who report the most elevated sex drives additionally recognize as being pulled in to the two men and ladies as opposed to simply exlusively men or ladies. You can toss the "putting on a show for the young men" thought out the window.
2011 — ACTUALLY, BISEXUAL MEN DO EXIST
In 2011, Northwestern University returned and apologized for the six years it had rejected the legitimacy of a whole sexual introduction and promiscuous men's understanding. Their 2005 investigation had for the most part sourced members from gay mags, yet this time around, the scientists discovered subjects who distinguished as androgynous and who had both sexual and sentimental associations with the two men and ladies. While watching recordings of female and male same-sex experiences, the swinger men doing the examination were excited all around. All mixes of recordings gave them oopsy-daisies. Meaning, cross-sexual men were exactly what they said they were: cross-sexual men.
For what reason did this examination and not the investigation from 2005 approve androgyny? The investigation test was more exact and considered a key part about sexuality: it's unpredictable. Physical excitement is just a single part of sexual introduction. Sentimental fascination, enthusiastic closeness, and saw fascination likewise assume a huge part in who we're pulled in to — it's not simply absolutely faux pases snared to machines. Numerous bisexuals were both alleviated and kind of outraged by the new discoveries.
4436767745_da917a8891_o2013 — BISEXUALS HAVE IT THE HARDEST
In a meeting with The Daily Beast, Cynthia Nixon once stated, "I don't haul out the "indiscriminate" word since no one prefers the bisexuals. Everyone likes to dump on the bisexuals." Nixon isn't prepared to recognize as bi, in spite of the way that she is pulled in to the two sexual orientations. What's more, Nixon's sentiment dismissal from outside groups may have a considerable measure to do with the general preference against bisexuals. A 2013 review led by the University of Pittsburgh found that of 1,500 individuals studied, 15% of the respondents did not trust androgyny was a genuine sexual introduction. Straight men were the well on the way to have negative states of mind towards bisexuals, while female bisexuals were seen more positively than male bisexuals.
Another shocking finding? The individuals who recognized as gay or lesbian likewise reacted less emphatically to the possibility of indiscriminateness than the individuals who were swinger. Bisexuals can feel underestimated by even those inside the LGBTQ people group. These sentiments of disconnection can prompt high occasions of substance manhandle, despondency, and dangerous sexual action, the investigation revealed.
The authentic conviction that promiscuity is an invalid character isn't recently more pervasive than you may might suspect, it's likewise unimaginably harming. By changing our own particular encircling of the introduction — from something "abnormal" or "befuddled" or "trial" to a honest to goodness ID, we can change the basic social and logical preference against bi-recognizing people. Since let's be honest, everybody. Androgyny exists and it's great.
The Real First Ladies. @ Vice as to how and why red is turning into blue. With Trans Gender Together we stand.
The real First Ladies behind the Victors
Channeling Kindness, Tolerance and Love.
Race Relations and sexual identity issues during the Obama Biden Years saw a dramatic shift. As did, many other cultural issues but who to keep the torch burning with the good years over.
Apparently, a fuse of the new “First Ladies “ and the real views real time news Vice Media to fuel the fire.
For once it would appear instead of following the money trail to the top we are able to attribute grassroots efforts and quiet success using her Twitter Account and various charitable outlets, commercials and image for something Positive. Kindness and Tolerance.
By not giving in to the Vitriol typical "why hate trump" that we’ve fallen into that we’ve Fallon into - the over sentiment about his child and health care is I’m sorry corny. No-one wants babies to die - this is a battle over conception about good old fashioned crony capitalism, greed money and the Value of Life which will go on forever. What we need is smart strategic vision, leadership and networking.
Constant mockery say 12 skits of Trump Impressions in a row by SNL and Oscar speeches by Merryl Streep are ok but this old war is just what they want and we continue to play into the gold
Whatever happen to subtlety . #Joanne happened at a time when we needed a mother figure especially with Hilary, Michelle and Ellen behind the scene who to step up to the plate in terms of strategy.
Through Symbolism, connectedness and openness about past pains like sexual abuse awareness with Joe Biden and cameo’s when they count- unlike social media and other outlets phony news needs to know 24/7. Impressions do count and negative viral spreads faster while our subconscious draws relationships with people we can relate too . Silence can be Golden .
Is it any coincidence ?
And the winners were:
Tyler Titus for Erie City School Board
Elect Lisa Middleton Palm Springs City Council 2017
Paul J. Richards
MoreIt was a big night for Democrats on Tuesday, with wins in key races in what party officials declare is a repudiation of President Trump’s first year in office. It was also a historic night for transgender and LGBT candidates around the country. Why?
In Virginia, Danica Roem became the first openly transgender person to be elected to the state legislature. Roem, a 33-year-old Democrat, former journalist and current member of a thrash metal band, defeated 73-year-old Bob Marshall, a 26-year incumbent, social conservative and author of a proposed “bathroom bill” prohibiting trans people from using the bathroom of their choice. Marshall, who once referred to himself as Virginia’s “chief homophobe,” had refused to publicly debate Roem during the campaign.
Danica Roem rejoices after polls closed in Gainesville, Va., on Tuesday.
Roem is believed to be just the second openly transgender legislator to be elected in the country. In 2012, Stacie Laughton was elected to the New Hampshire House — the first openly transgender person elected to a state legislature in the United States. (Althea Garrison was elected to the Massachusetts House as a Republican in 1992, but it wasn’t until after the election that her birth as a male was reported. She served one term.)
Aisha C. Moodie-Mills, whose Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund raised more than $200,000 for Roem’s candidacy, said in a statement that “2017 will be remembered as the year of the trans candidate — and Danica’s heroic run for office the centerpiece of that national movement.”
“It’s historic,” Democratic House Caucus Chair Charniele Herring told the Associated Press. “It sends a message to politicians everywhere that the politics of bigotry is over.”
MoreIn Pennsylvania, Tyler Titus became the first openly transgender person elected to office in the state. The 33-year-old father of two grabbed one of four open seats on the Erie School Board on Tuesday.
“Tyler Titus shattered a lavender ceiling in Pennsylvania today, and his victory will resonate well beyond state boundaries,” the Victory Fund said in a statement. “Trans people remain severely underrepresented in our politics and government, and now more than ever we need trans voices like Tyler’s in the halls of power.”
MoreIn Minnesota, Andrea Jenkins became the first transgender person of color to be elected to any office in the United States. Jenkins got 73 percent of the vote, walloping her three opponents to be elected to the Minneapolis City Council.
Another trans candidate, Phillipe Cunningham, also ran for a seat on Minneapolis’s City Council, but the results of that race have yet to be determined.
MoreIn California, Lisa Middleton became the first transgender person elected to a nonjudicial office in the state, winning a seat on the Palm Springs City Council.
“It’s all because of all of you that we are here tonight,” Middleton told supporters after her win, calling it a “historic victory for our city and for our state.”
Jenny Durkan addresses supporters at an election night party Tuesday in Seattle.
MoreIn Washington state, Jenny Durkan was elected to become Seattle’s first openly lesbian mayor — and the Emerald City’s first female mayor since the 1920s. Durkan, a former federal prosecutor, defeated fellow female Democrat Cary Moon in the nonpartisan mayoral race. Both women were vying for the seat vacated by former Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, a gay man who resigned in September after being accused by five men of sexual abuse. Murray has denied the charges.
“Tonight was about fighting back,” Moodie-Mills said. “But it is also an undeniably historic night for the LGBTQ movement and for trans equality, having moved the needle on what is possible for a trans leader who aspires to run for office and make positive change.”
As well, Notorious for their taboo and speaking in real time streams Vice has a devoted LGBTQ section in the spirit of the Onion more satirical prose ; Vice views take this issues to heart with Smith being so Hands on appearing in episodes with featured with Barack Obama in Prison (Surprisingly with no qualms about perception). In his final term Obama did something no other president has done and that is show empathy and kindness to Prisoners who are stuck in a system that doesn’t favor minority with laws like Minimum Mandatory Sentencing.
Where else to turn for reliable views and tact these days in the era of Entertainment and Infotainment? Who do we look to and why does that Decision Matter. For Good Reasons apparently.
Most of the past 30 years, Bill Gates has been known by most people as the co-founder of the world’s largest software company, a tough business tactician, and the richest man in the world. But Gates now finds himself at the intersection of the business world and philanthropy. He helps run one of the world’s largest private foundations, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and he’s taken a lead role in encouraging other wealthy individuals to be generous with their fortunes.
Just last week, Warren Buffett donated $2.8 billion in Berkshire Hathaway stock to five charities, with the vast majority of that money going to the Gates Foundation. Buffett is continuing to follow through on the Giving Pledge that he and Gates launched in 2010, encouraging wealthy individuals and families to give most of their wealth to charity. Buffett has now donated nearly $23 billion of his fortune, but Gates leads the way in total charitable giving with $28 billion.
In reviewing the list of those who have signed the Giving Pledge, one will find a lengthy compendium of famous entrepreneurs—many from the tech industry: Mark Zuckerberg, Pierre Omidyar, Elon Musk, Larry Ellison, Paul Allen, Reed Hastings, Dustin Moskovitz, and many more. While there are a number of wealthy tech entrepreneurs who have not signed, one of the noticeably absent names from that list is Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. He’s worth $30 billion and is the 20th richest person in the world, but he stands in stark contrast to Gates not only as a business rival from the same city, but also because Bezos has demonstrated over the years that he’s not very supportive of charity.
Microsoft and Amazon are companies closely identified as extensions of their founders’ personalities, and when it comes to philanthropic giving, that largely seems to be the case. Both companies are located in the Seattle area, along with other top corporations, such as Starbucks, Costco, and Boeing. But among this group, it’s Amazon that is singled out locally for the lack of support it gives the community. The Seattle Times published a lengthy profile in early 2012 that featured the voices of many community and charity leaders disappointed with Amazon’s lack of involvement. When other Seattle companies are donating large sums, Amazon is often missing in action.
Even one of Amazon’s top charitable initiatives, AmazonSmile, has faced criticism for its ineffectiveness. Amazon offers to give 0.5% of any purchase to a charity of one’s choice. In a sense, customers can feel good about buying more from Amazon, even though the sum donated is paltry. But from the standpoint of social exchange theory, this interaction, which encourages larger purchases, also discourages charitable giving from the shoppers themselves.
Microsoft, for its part, has donated $6.5 billion since 1983 in cash, services, and software to non-profits around the world. The company matches up to $15,000 annually of any charitable giving from its employees. The company even pays charities to let Microsoft employees volunteer.
Bezos’ personal giving faces as much criticism as Amazon’s. When Bezos purchased the Washington Post last year, the Post itself noted concern from Steve Delfin, CEO of America’s Charities, that the paper may reduce its philanthropy under Bezos’ leadership, stating: “Jeff Bezos’s footprint in philanthropy is smaller than one might think given the size and scope of his personal wealth.” This wasn’t the first time Bezos and Amazon have faced criticism from a publication associated with the company he would later buy. A 2009 article in Slate, which at the time was part of the same company as the Washington Post, was titled, “The New Scrooge.” It went so far as to state: “There are lemonade stands that donate more to charity” (referencing Alex’s Lemonade).
Bezos and Amazon do make some donations. The Seattle Times noted that the company has given $1,000-$10,000 to a number of local charities, and Bezos donated $10 million for an innovation center at Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry and $15 million for a center at Princeton named after him.
Bezos’ parents, Miguel and Jacqueline, started the Bezos Family Foundation in 2001. But according to Inside Philanthropy, Jeff Bezos has not contributed any funds to the foundation.
Bezos and his parents do seem to share some interest in education funding. That is the key focus of the Bezos Family Foundation, and Bezos himself has given at least $800,000 to support a charity founded by a former employee that distributes e-readers to poorer regions of the world. In theory, this may be one area of shared philanthropic interest between Bezos and Gates. The Gates Foundation has focused vast resources on improving education in the United States.
Interestingly, despite Bezos’ relative philanthropic absence, the newspaper he owns has been highly critical of Gates’ charitable investments. On June 7, a Washington Post reporter published a 3600 word exposé disparaging Gates’ efforts to improve American education policy. The report noted that Gates “bankrolled” and became “de facto organizer” leading to “one of the swiftest and most remarkable shifts in education policy in U.S. history.” Afterwards, the Post’s education blogger derisively wrote three times in two days about Gates’ role. All the while, they have omitted the obvious fact that their boss – Mr. Bezos – mostly opts out of charitable investments.
None of this should be taken as outright criticism of either Bezos or Amazon relative to the good deeds of Gates and Microsoft. Bezos abides by a different philosophy, telling PBS’ Charlie Rose in a 2010 interview: “I’m convinced that in many cases, for-profit models improve the world more than philanthropy models, if they can be made to work.”
Milton Friedman, for one, may agree. He wrote in an oft-quoted New York Timescolumn that “the social responsibility of business is to increase its profits.” Friedman, however, also believed that philanthropy had a great social purposewhen performed by individuals, who were, of course, free to choose.
Gates perhaps offers a third market-oriented view. Earlier this year, Gates spoke at the American Enterprise Institute and was asked by Arthur Brooks whether capitalism and charity are mutually exclusive. Gates explained that innovation is driven by private enterprise. The Gates Foundation works closely with for-profit pharmaceutical companies and agricultural companies, but the Foundation helps bring about innovation and distribution of these products to areas of the world that otherwise could not afford such innovations. It is through the free market, however, that such innovation is possible.
Two tech titans, who otherwise would seem to have much in common, see philanthropy in different lights.
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