Romany (romanyg) wrote,
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[PEEVED!] Loveline with the not helping: Bisexuality

I need to respond to comments on my last fic post, but I just...yeah, this.

You know, I'm beyond annoyed with Dr. Drew of Loveline right now. Not that I listen to his show regularly, and so maybe I have a skewed opinion, but I'm appalled at how he treats a certain segment of the people that call in.

Not real transcripts. Just paraphrase from my brain of peeve.


Caller: Er, I messed around with my friend last night and I kind of liked it. I...I think I might be bi. [caller happens to be male, btw—this is important]

Dr. Drew: Hmmm, how old are you, if you don't mind me asking?

Caller: Nineteen.

Dr. Drew: Well, have you considered the possibility that you might be gay? You don't need to answer this right now. This is a common process, a certain set of stages that young men go through on their way to acceptance.

Caller: I've thought about it, but I don't know. I really do like girls.

Dr. Drew: Could you just be telling yourself that? Do you come from a conservative family, background?

Caller: No, not really. My parents are cool.

Dr. Drew: This may be a personal question, but do you have a history of abuse? You might be straight but experimenting with past issues, confused.

Caller: What? No, OMG!

Dr. Drew: As I said, it was a personal question. You really need to talk with someone, a counselor, therapist. The past really doesn't go away just because we choose not to deal with it.

Caller: You...you think I need therapy?

Dr. Drew: It's a start.

Caller: Oh. You mean I can't really be bi?

Dr. Drew: In my twenty years of experience, this is rarely the case. Probably never.

Caller: Oh. I guess if you say so...


BUT! When a female caller calls in with the same question?


Caller: Er, I messed around with my friend last night and I kind of liked it. I...I think I might be bi.

Dr. Drew: Hmmm, how old are you, if you don't mind me asking?

Caller: Nineteen.

Dr. Drew: Was this your first sexual experience?

Caller: No. Um, I've had boyfriends. I mean, I really like sex.

Dr. Drew: But you enjoyed last night's experience too.

Caller: Oh yeah. But...could I be, I don't know, gay? I mean, I had a really good time.

Dr. Drew: You said that you enjoyed your previous experiences? Quite a few women have a similar revelation to yours, find they enjoy women as well.

Caller: So I really could be bi?

Dr. Drew: Yes. It varies, but there's really a whole spectrum.

Caller: Thanks!


WHAT? I feel like calling every bi guy I know and saying, "Hey, did you know that you're supposed to be a lovely unicorn bouncing along in the mythical forest?"

And they'll maybe get pissed or laugh and say, "Tell me about it."

Because, you know, they're constantly being told that they DON'T EXIST. That they either have one foot in the closet or that they're victims of CHILD ABUSE and warped or something. Yeah, because they can't be OPEN and sexually HEALTHY.

But women? Sure, lesbians exist, but they're just one END of the SPECTRUM. Because, zomg! Let's just party and enjoy the magical cock along with the pussy. Don't close that bedroom door with the sign of GIRLS ONLY! Because maybe that magical cock wants to WATCH. Or something.

Thank you Dr. Drew for NOT HELPING.
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