Keeping Our Bisexual Ladies at Arms’ Length. the magazine has…

Keeping Our Bisexual Ladies at Arms’ Length. the magazine has…

DIVA (between 1994 and 2004, at the least; the mag has encountered considerable change in the past a decade) makes an interesting situation in this respect. Some of the tensions that arise in constructing lesbian (and bisexual) identities though my focus is on reader interactions, I want to start by looking at some editorial data, because these highlight. Within the test, DIVA relates clearly to bisexuals relatively infrequently, an element additionally noted by Baker ( 2008 ) in the analysis for the Uk and American corpora that is national. Bisexuality tends become erased, sidelined or ignored(Ault, 1994 ; The Bisexuality Report, 2012 ). Where this is simply not the way it is, ‘lesbian’ apparently denotes the’ that is‘us and ‘bisexual’ seems to relate to a category of people that are ‘not us’.

Extract 1 ‘For the girls: what’s on offer in this year’s Lesbian and Gay movie Tour package?’ (1998, p. 10 june)

Here, line 1 relates to ‘card holding lesbians’, a sounding apparently ‘real’ or ‘authentic’ lesbians that are split from ‘the bisexual crowd’ (line 5). Continue reading “Keeping Our Bisexual Ladies at Arms’ Length. the magazine has…”