“Bisexual girls have it the easiest,” Austin told me in Oklahoma. “Most of the straight guys at school think that’s hot, so that can make the girl even more popular.” ~Benoit Denizet-Lewis, Coming Out in Middle School
And here we go again. Once more men ignore statistics which show that bi teenage girls actually receive the lowest social support, they continue to ignore the effects of misogyny and rape culture, because mistaking objectification for acceptance seems to be far more convenient and believable from the male point of view. Ugh!
Fun Fact: Denizet-Lewis is a gay male writer who seems to have a "thing" for doing exposes on bisexual people.
Starting in 2003 he was one of the many (primarily gay men) who capitalized on a notorious and notoriously fake "moral panic" + marketing scheme of several years ago started by J.L. King, (a gay man of color) who was pretended he was bisexual in order to sell books, magazine articles, TV appearances and speaking engagement on the “phenomena” King had supposedly discovered of thousands of straight-acting bisexual men of color who were on the "down-low". King later admitted on Oprah 2010 to actually being gay, followed by King’s decent into sad and tawdry scandals involving drug use and misappropriation of funds.
Meanwhile Benoit Denizet-Lewis’s next major foray into his continuing "discovering" bisexuals was the 2009 Coming Out in Middle School piece quoted from above. And he most recently wrote the controversial and highly debated March 20 2014 piece The Scientific Quest to Prove Bisexuality Exists, profiling members of a bisexual-led science foundation and scientists involved in unmasking and disproving myths about bisexuality.