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Bisexuality, Visibility, and Fanfic Labels, or, Being the Blue M&M:


There's been some recent discussion as to why bisexuality tends to fly under the radar in fandom, particularly as it relates to slash fandom where characters with canonically heterosexual love interests/relationships/tendencies are frequently written as being closeted homosexuals rather than bisexuals.

My pet theory is that, in part, this has to do with how fandom labels fics with romantic/sexual pairings. As it stands, there are only two widely accepted labels for romantic/sexual pairing fics: Het and Slash, both of which tend to imply/reinforce monosexual portrayals/attitudes in fanfics. We'll get to my reasoning in a moment but first...

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X-posted to Dunmurderin @ InsaneJournal.com
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Meta: Slash readers/writers and bisexuality -- found it via metafandom, pondering it for possible blathering later.

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