Last month, Ribbonfarm released their 2017 post roundup and as a big fan I thought I’d share my favourite posts, ideas within posts (and maybe some posts I didn’t like). I’ve only been reading ribbonfarm since mid-2016, so this year is Continue reading My Favourite Ribbon Farm Posts 2017→
Preamble My thoughts in this blog post rely on other frameworks to better understand bisexuality. The first set of frameworks are eternalism/nihilism and monism/dualism as outlined by David Chapman on his project called meaningness. Very briefly, Eternalism says that everything Continue reading Eternalist problems with bisexuality→
Post-structuralism is a branch of contemporary philosophy which sits in our current postmodern context, with its roots in Continental Philosophy (a loose term to describe a wide range of philosophies popular in Germany and France that were in some ways Continue reading What I Know About Post-Structuralism→
I recently came across this post, an article criticising what the author calls “Pop-Bayesianism”, the first time I’ve really come across a critique of my one of my new interests, ideas around rationality derived mainly from the Less Wrong blog/London Continue reading Religious tendencies→
Bisexuality, feminism and trans thought/behaviour are all interconnected with the idea of gender, hence people from these groups are comfortable bedfellows (metaphorically and often, in my experience, literally). However there is an important difference; trans and feminist thought/behaviour is very invested in the idea of gender, and by this I mean the idea of binary gender. They take binary gender to be self evident, at the very least as a past tense certainty as well as a present tense reality. T+F thought may idealise a future ‘utopian’ reality beyond binarised gender, perhaps feminism more than trans.
But bisexual thought/experience is unconcerned with binarised gender, or of all groups of thoughts/behaviours it could be said that bisexual thought is least concerned with gender than anyone else. Bisexual thought is the least invested in binary gender as a present tense reality, subjects within bisexual thought then typically allow for freedom and play with gender, subjects are unserious in their play and unfixed in their boundaries or definitions.
Bisexual thought then is in an interesting position of being able to accommodate systems of thought that are invested in gender, because it doesn’t care either way and because these systems are interested in equalities /emancipation/liberation in relation to gender but while accommodating these systems it itself is almost radically opposite to the notions at the crux of their epistemology. In so being it might be enacting a present tense reality that T+F thought only imagine as a future utopia.