bisexual chic


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bisexual chic

A term referring to the socal acceptance of openly acknowledged androgyny. Bisexual chic started to come in and out of fashion in the early 20th century, but became more prominent towards the end of the 20th century.
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During an era that saw the sexual revolution at its peak, 'bisexual chic' presented a sexuality that defied society's sexual repression and afforded true sexual liberation (Brennan & Hegarty, 2012; Rust, 2000c).
She ruminates on the unfortunate etymology of the word "bisexuality," quoting from an article in Girlfriends magazine by Jenny Weiss, who says, "Of all the words for bisexual, the worst is probably bisexual." And, she tackles the more recent Hollywood outbreak of "bisexual chic" in movies such as Chasing Amy (1997), in which straight guys cheer on girlfriends who look both ways.
or there's no end to the damage this destructive culture can create." He posits that the famous Brittany Spears-Madonna kiss at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards precipitated a "wave of bisexual chic" and warns, "If one lesbian snogfest ...