Emerging from a case study in secondary schools, this book explores young bisexual women’s notions of bisexuality through their own sense of self-identification and how they express their personal beliefs. McAllum sheds light on the presence and practices of "bisexual misrecognition" and "bi-misogyny" in school settings, and draws out the implications of this bias on bisexual women. Incorporating women’s own spoken and written anecdotes, this book reveals hidden narratives and helps boost awareness about the social and learning needs of young bisexual women.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Literature review 3. Methodology 4. Method 5. Bisexual identity: young bisexual women’s interpretations and experiences 6. Sexuality Education 7. Young bisexual women’s experiences of misrecognition in school culture 8. Summary and Conclusion Appendices
Mary-Anne McAllum is an independent health and sexualities education consultant based in Taranaki, New Zealand.