I know, I know, biphobia is supposed to be this big, bad, ugly thing. But actually, biphobia is really great. Biphobia is a beautiful automatic filtering device that lets you know who you should not include in your life and why.
What's a great sign that someone has no imagination?
If they can't believe that other people can be something they are not.
What's a great sign that someone is ignorant?
If they say stupid things thinking they are being clever.
What's a great sign that someone is brainwashed?
If they dogmatically repeat what their religious group has told them without giving it further thought.
What's a great sign that someone is brain dead?
If they can't change their thinking no matter what anyone says.
What's a great sign that someone is bigoted?
If they think it's okay to judge others based on an inherent trait.
What's a great sign that someone is cruel?
If they get pleasure in putting down others.
What's a great sign that someone is arrogant?
If they think they know more about a person's sexuality than the person them-self.
What's a great sign that a someone has self-esteem problems?
If they think it's funny to hurt others with unkind words.
What's a great sign that someone doesn't really care about you?
If they want you to be who they want you to be instead of who you really are.
What's a great sign of pigheadedness?
If someone insists that they know how everything is, even things they have no experience with.
Another thing that makes biphobia really awesome is that the lack of it can tell you who to keep in your life and why.
What's a great sign that someone really loves you?
If they still love you even when they know you are something they don't understand.
What's a great sign that someone is open-minded?
If they are willing to listen to ideas that differ from what they've heard growing up.
What's a great sign that someone is intelligent?
If they let reason change preconceived ideas.
What's a great sign of an independent thinker?
If they don't automatically adopt the ideas of any group they belong to, without questioning.
What's a great sign of a kind person?
If they are there to comfort you when others are cruel.
What's a great sign of a selfless person?
If they don't put their needs above yours.
What's a great sign of an understanding person?
If they listen and hear you out.
What's a great sign of an educated person?
If they have learned things beyond that which their personal experience has shown them.
What's a great sign that someone is humble?
If they're willing to admit there are things they don't know.
What's a great sign of a thoughtful person?
If they think before they repeat potentially harmful things they may have heard.
Yeah, so okay, yes, the world would be a better place if there were no biphobic creepy crawlies; but since life gave us these damned lemons let's have another frosty cold glass of fresh squeezed lemonade and bask in some citrusey cool sweetness. In the end, at least it's good to know who our true friends and allies are, and who to write off as bitter seeds needing to be picked out of what would otherwise be a satisfyingly delicious orientation. Raise your glass, and Cheers! Here's to being thankful that at least we get fast-tacked in finding out who to keep and who to cut from the summer picnic that should be our lives.