Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution

Life Isn’t Binary: On Being Both, Beyond, and In-Between book

Women and Bisexuality

AUTHOR: Sue George
PUBLISHER: Scarlet Press
DATE: 1993
PAGES: 252

Publisher’s Description

How do bisexual women lead their lives? Are they monogamous, celibate, involved in multiple relationships? Are they young, old, black, white, married, single, living as a lesbian? How do their partners feel about their sexuality? How open can they bi with their children, colleagues, friends and families? And what has led them to identify in this way?

In Sue George’s pioneering study — the first full-length book on bisexual women to have appeared in the UK — 150 bisexual women from a range of backgrounds and age groups tell what it’s like to be bisexual. Their experiences, including seven long and frank interviews, are placed against an examination of the theories developed about bisexuality from the late nineteenth century to the present day, a discussion of the often fraught relationship between bisexuality and feminism, and an analysis of why it has suited society to ignore bisexuality and to pigeonhole every9one into the categories of heterosexual or homosexual.

A valuable contribution to our knowledge about sexuality, Women and Bisexuality paints a vivid picture of how bisexual women live today and asks how bisexuality as a political and social identity might be constructed in the future.

Library Notes

Purchased used. Paperback.