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Famous bi women
« on: Jun 05, 2013, 12:52:03 PM »
From history or from now.

Shall I begin?

Sappho.  ;D
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Re: Famous bi women
« Reply #1 on: Jun 05, 2013, 02:08:29 PM »
Ooh, now I always felt a bit disparaging of historical bi women because of not being enough of a firm lesbian role model, but it's just occurred to me that I can own them.

Daphne duMaurier
Greta Garbo

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Re: Famous bi women
« Reply #2 on: Jun 05, 2013, 04:14:01 PM »
Marlene Dietrich

Tallulah Bankhead (To Joan Crawford: "Darling, you're divine. I've had an affair with your husband. You'll be next.")

Joan Crawford

Angelina Jolie (Hit on my girlfriend in the back of a speeding golf buggy.)

Alice Walker

June Jordan

Janis Joplin

Bessie Smith

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Re: Famous bi women
« Reply #3 on: Jun 05, 2013, 04:39:39 PM »
oooh I just want to google all of these women.

Katherine Hepburn

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Re: Famous bi women
« Reply #4 on: Jun 06, 2013, 12:21:06 AM »
Let's not forget Frida Kahlo!
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Re: Famous bi women
« Reply #5 on: Jun 06, 2013, 12:27:30 AM »
Colette!
Anais Nin? (She was bi, yes?)
Amy Bloom (wonderful writer.)

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Re: Famous bi women
« Reply #6 on: Jun 06, 2013, 12:54:07 AM »
Marlene Dietrich

Tallulah Bankhead (To Joan Crawford: "Darling, you're divine. I've had an affair with your husband. You'll be next.")

Joan Crawford

Angelina Jolie (Hit on my girlfriend in the back of a speeding golf buggy.)

Alice Walker

June Jordan

Janis Joplin

Bessie Smith

Good call (well, not for you at the time of course).

Frieda Kahlo's got to be my favourite so far.

So...

Doris Day.
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Re: Famous bi women
« Reply #7 on: Jun 06, 2013, 06:07:03 PM »
Colette!
Anais Nin? (She was bi, yes?)
Amy Bloom (wonderful writer.)

Oh yes! I love Amy Bloom. :D
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Re: Famous bi women
« Reply #8 on: Jun 06, 2013, 06:27:37 PM »
Wow.  The bisexual section is still in it's infancy and already I'm learning stuff from it.

Doris Day!  I never knew that.

I like this.  I like it a lot.

Sorry I can't add any names right now, I'll try and have a think and get back to y'all.

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Re: Famous bi women
« Reply #9 on: Jun 06, 2013, 06:38:32 PM »
^Me neither @ Doris Day.

Bjork? She's bi-ish, I think. There's a quote from about not wanting to have to choose between men and women; it's like choosing between cake and ice cream. (Something like that.)

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Re: Famous bi women
« Reply #10 on: Jun 07, 2013, 12:17:45 AM »
ooh Bjork!  That's a thought that pleases me.  The thought that she's bi.  Just simply the thought of her, actually.

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Re: Famous bi women
« Reply #11 on: Jun 07, 2013, 12:28:37 AM »
She's the coolest person to sew pearls onto her nipples, ever.

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Re: Famous bi women
« Reply #12 on: Jun 07, 2013, 09:38:58 PM »
Billie Holiday
Nicola Adams
Jessie J
Miss Piggy

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Re: Famous bi women
« Reply #13 on: Jun 08, 2013, 01:28:56 AM »
Björk.

'kn awesome.
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Re: Famous bi women
« Reply #14 on: Jun 08, 2013, 11:43:23 AM »
Ok, I'm going to inject some controversy (oo-er) and observe that I'm spotting names on the list that raise Qs about how we define bisexual.

What about someone who has only ever had hetero relationships but has gone on record to say they're open to relationships with women, or think (that ole chestnut) "everyone is bisexual" - is she bisexual?

Or a young woman in the public eye who has only ever had lesbian relationships (or only had them since coming out as a lesbian) but who is described by her managers as bisexual rather than lesbian - is she bisexual?

What about women from earlier eras when it was (even) harder for them to make their own sexual choices - if they had husbands as well as women lovers - were they bisexual?

NB: I'm not introducing this because I think we need to define bi identity with regard to this forum - I want to be really, really clear about that!

But I think there is an interesting conversation to be had about what bisexuality is and is not.
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