First let me thank all the fans of this series for their support. Also let me apologize for only getting one or two posts done per week. We’ll never finish if I don’t pick up the pace — after all, as Wikipedia has reported:
In his 2009 book, Anil Aggrawal compiled a list of 547 terms describing paraphilic sexual interests. He cautioned, however, that “not all these paraphilias have necessarily been seen in clinical setups. This may not be because they do not exist, but because they are so innocuous they are never brought to the notice of clinicians or dismissed by them. Like allergies, sexual arousal may occur from anything under the sun, including the sun.”
As an aside, was Aggrawal being funny with that last comment? You decide.
What’s not funny is the math. You thought there were only male and female. In a society where sex-centric identification is a big part of the new enlightment, we just went from 2 to possibly as high as 547. It’s who they are, don’t forget. (Are the public schools ready to expand their sex ed curriculum? Or has Common Core already got that covered?)
Choosing the next paraphilia wasn’t easy. I so wanted to discuss Necrophilia, but then I realized that if the letters LGBT represent a hierarchy, I stepped out of line by addressing the T (for transgender) before the B, for bisexuality. Thus, I’ll need to postpone the N until next time.
A reminder, if you missed our first in this series, it’s helpful to set the stage for what this is all about — you can read it here: The Fight for Paraphilia ‘Rights’: Let the Debate Begin.
Onto the big ‘B’…here’s Wikipedia:
Bisexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction or sexual behavior toward both males and females. The term is mainly used in the context of human attraction to denote romantic or sexual feelings toward both men and women. It may also be defined as encompassing romantic or sexual attraction to people of all gender identities or to a person irrespective of that person’s biological sex or gender, which is sometimes termed pansexuality.
Got it? Are you sure? Want to read that again just to make sure? Are you ready to be quizzed, for example, on the “all gender identities” part?
If you’ve really got it, then let’s get to our list of questions. Oh, and by the way, don’t think for a second that any of this is tongue-in-cheek. What’s happening in society right now with the “advance” of the “rights” of those suffering from various forms of sex and gender confusion is a very serious matter.
While it helps to laugh at times, this series is no joke. If it were, we’d be disrespecting all of those people who choose to self-identify by how they — and with whom or what — they prefer to have sex, but have yet to form their own behavior-based groups.
One more note. We already know the answer to some of these questions when it comes to bisexuality, but asking them is a useful exercise nonetheless. For example, with our first question, bisexuals are already clamoring for their rights — they’re just not as loud and proud as their L and G and T friends. (I wonder, why is that?)
- How will society respond when bisexuals start loudly clamoring for their “rights”?
- How will society respond to After the Ball-type efforts to normalize bisexuality and demonize those who disapprove of it?
- How will society respond to a future well-funded marriage “equality” effort for those in bisexual relationships?
- If someone were to donate to an organization that prohibits hiring of bisexuals, will this donor be fired?
- Will the expression of disapproval of bisexuality be deemed bullying or hate speech?
- How will schools respond to requests to start pro-bisexuality clubs to support students who experience bisexual feelings and who seek to come out of the bisexual closet?
- Will the Day of Silence expand to include bisexuality?
- Will therapies to help minors change their unwanted bisexual desires be banned?
- Will “bisexual orientation” be added to enumerated anti-discrimination policies and laws?
- Will we see prime time television programs and movies with lovable bisexual-oriented characters?
- Will wannabe bisexual journalists form professional journalism associations (such as this one) to exploit the Fourth Estate in the service of breaking down barriers and normalizing bisexuality?
- Will bisexuals join “pride parades”?
- Will loud and proud bisexuals “out” those who prefer to remain in the bisexual closet?
- Should a person who is morally opposed to bisexual behavior be allowed to have a show on HGTV?
- Will the National Football League give equal attention to the first openly bisexual that is drafted?
- Will municipal employees who serve as part-time pastors be able to speak out about the morality of bisexuality and still keep their jobs?
- Will Barack Obama’s Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel, want the prohibition of bisexuals serving in the military to be reviewed, saying that “every qualified American who wants to serve our country should have an opportunity if they fit the qualifications and can do it”?
- Will Nintendo bow to pressure and create a video game which includes bisexuals in it?
- Will Sun Trust Bank refuse to do business with anyone who speaks out against the morality of bisexuality?
- How soon will federal judges issue rulings saying that bisexuals are no different than the rest of us and that any thought to the contrary should wind up on the ash heap of history?
Up next we’ll take a look at another example of the ways people experience “intense sexual arousal to atypical objects, situations, or individuals.” If America is to be truly free, shouldn’t all sexcentric-identified individuals be treated equally under the law?
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