That’s different though. Cis women can be privileged over trans people because of their gender alignment, not their gender itself. Trans men are oppressed for being trans, despite the fact that men aren’t an oppressed group, because of their gender alignment not their gender itself. But when it comes to “monosexism”, gay people are oppressed because of their sexuality but are somehow also privileged because of their sexuality? That’s not how it works. Gay/lesbian people don’t have a problem with conversations centered around bisexuals or bisexuals speaking about their experiences, but of course gays/lesbians are going to get angry when people say they have the capacity to oppress others on the basis of their sexuality, when they don’t have the power to do that. Gay people are bi peoples oppressors, straight people are. The term “monosexism” is so unnecessary when its actually heterosexism or biphobia. (btw i hope this isnt coming off as an attack lol i do actually really like your blog)
I’m sorry, but it kinda is. I’ve seen this type of argument a million times already and frankly, it tires me. I wrote an entire book about it. If you want my answer to those arguments, I’d recommend that you read it. If you can’t afford it, I give away free copies in return for a review.
a cis woman can be both oppressed and privileged because of her gender. you specify gender “alignment” because you want to explain the reason that she can be oppressed and privileged for the same thing.
i see no reason why you can’t specify the same thing for monosexual gay people. you say there’s only one axis of privilege/oppression: sexuality. but there’s no reason why there wouldn’t be another axis: number of genders you’re attracted to. the only reason you can’t see it in those terms is because the lgbt movement is lg orientated. bisexual invisibility is the reason why you only see one axis.