Shockingly, bisexuals throw lesbian... — Ramona Blue Q&AThe original synopsis of the book is the issue here, not the book itself. The synopsis was written like that since the character of Ramona initially identifies as lesbian until she begins questioning her sexuality when she starts having feelings for a boy.
As you can see at the top of this goodreads page, the synopsis has since been changed to reflect that it is about a girl learning more about her sexuality and to removed the harmful parts.
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This piece was originally published at TheLStop. Within every lesbian community there exists a tale as old as time, a proverb as common as it is contentious: Bi women cheat, betray, and ultimately leave — never for another woman, but for a man. Like those who flee the tumults of city life for quieter and less complicated pastures, bisexual women may seem destined, in the eyes of gay women, to trade the grit and hardships of queer life for the suburbs of heteroville. But is this really because we prefer a life of white-picket simplicity and comfort? Or could it be that, when it comes to romance between queer women, the game has been rigged from the start?
Yes, she's really bisexual. You wouldn't keep asking a straight woman you were dating if she was "really" straight, right? Yeah, it's just as weird for you to do that to a bisexual woman. And on top of annoying questions, she likely experiences a unique form of identity erasure. As a result, I often feel unseen. No, she's not going to cheat on you just because she's bisexual.
Make no mistake, gay and lesbian people have more positive attitudes toward bisexual women and men compared to heterosexuals. However, they harbor more negativity toward bisexuals than toward other gay men and lesbian women, and they endorse more bi-negativity than do bisexuals or other sexual minorities including those who identify as asexual , queer, and pansexual. So, why are many lesbians so anti-bi? A new study recently published in the journal Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity suggests that this might be due to what the researchers call the androcentric desire hypothesis : The fact that people gay men and lesbians alike perceive bisexuals as being more sexually attracted to men than they are to women. In both cases, the sexuality of bisexual women and men appears to be perceived as oriented toward men. Confirming past research, lesbian women were more negative toward bisexuals than were gay men, and they were more negative toward bisexual women than gay men were toward bisexual men, in particular.
Maybe the questions bubbled up over time. Maybe the realization hit you suddenly. Am I gay? Those feelings can be the beginning of a journey of self-discovery that can be rewarding, but also extremely daunting. Even if facing discrimination is not a concern for you, the anxiety and isolation you may feel privately can be all too real. According to a paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research , even those numbers may be underestimated — as are the challenges that people in this community face.
Back to Sexual health. It's normal to feel attracted to both girls and boys when you're growing up. Find out about coming out, safer sex, and how to deal with bullying if it happens to you. During puberty, you have lots of emotions and sexual feelings. It's normal for girls to think about girls in a sexual way, and for boys to think about boys in a sexual way.