Think about anyone who has come out as bisexual in the media. Megan Fox, Billie Joe Armstrong, Margaret Cho, Anna Paquin, Megan Mullally, David Bowie, Angelina Jolie.
Their sexuality is usually glossed over — often times, the media decides the person is either gay or straight, depending the relationship they are currently in or the relationship they get into in the future. If a man comes out as bisexual and in the future gets into a relationship with another man, people generally define him as homosexual (such as Alan Cumming). It’s important to note both homosexual and heterosexual people are monosexual and only attracted to one gender. In saying someone is straight or gay based on who they are currently with totally negates an individual’s identity.
Several people throughout have been classified as monosexual, despite identifying as bi. Marlon Brando himself was bisexual and he’s well-known as a “manly” man, it’s no surprise that people would want to erase his sexuality to fit their perception of him. Anne Frank was also bisexual; she wrote about having a love for girls and wanting a girl to date in her diaries. Angelina Jolie is one of the most well-known bisexuals and she still gets marked under a monosexual title because of her long term relationship with Brad Pitt. Yet, in doing this, people are neglecting her identity.
SO SOME ASSHOLE GOT HOLD OF MY PHONE AND CHANGE ALL MY CONTACT NAMES, ICONS AND RINGTONES TO THIS FUCKING THING
SO NOW WHENEVER I GET A CALL MY PHONE THINKS IT’S BEING ALL CUTE LIKE “it is a mystery >O>” FUCK YOU MAN
This is a blessed post and that ringtone is the cutest thing bUT I CAN NEVER FIND THE FUCKING POsT FOR LIKE FIVE YEARS
Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (via thedragoninmygarage)
What is so unbelievably sad about this is how amazing and wonderful it is when you and a child both don’t know something, so you seek out the answers together. Either finding books in a library or elsewhere or looking it up on the net and talking about the info.
The joy of discovery and learning is so much more intense when you can see someone who’s so new to the world experiencing it along with you. And so many adults are not only shut down to learning new things, forever trapped in stagnation and ignorance, they damage that joy in children, a horrid sin if there ever was one.
when i asked my dad why the sky is blue, he got out an encyclopedia and showed me a diagram of atmospheric refraction, and we sat down together and talked about it for like an hour. THAT is how you do it.