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May 02 2013

Everyone must say hello to Yemisi Ilesanmi

Freethoughtblogs has a brand new addition, YEMMYnisting, who is “Proudly Feminist, Proudly Bisexual and Proudly Atheist.” I think she might just fit in.

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  1. 1
    SallyStrange

    Yes! She’s awesome. I came across her a little while ago, but sometimes forget to check her blog. Now I know I’ll never miss a thing! Great job inviting her, she’ll be a fantastic addition to FTB.

  2. 2
    ChasCPeterson

    sho sounds like somone who is very…proud.
    More the merrier.

  3. 3
    Eristae

    You forgot the best part! She has awesome hair!

    . . . What do you mean that isn’t the best part?!

  4. 4
    Xanthë, Amy of my threads

    What a nice way to start off the morning, with another great addition to the FTBorg? Thanks, PZ.

  5. 5
    Marcus Ranum

    Let’s hope she’s, um…. strident!!!

  6. 6
    samurai

    She herself mused on her Raison d’etre on the blogosphere in her ‘Welcome To My World!’ post. With her motto ‘Proudly Feminist, Proudly Bisexual and Proudly Atheist’, she could make an impact here by rooting for polygamy, for example.

  7. 7
    sleepingwytch(inactive)

    Welcome, wonderful, beautiful, and brave person. :+) May your voice be a light in the darkness to help those in need, those who are suffering. from your country and elsewhere.

  8. 8
    sleepingwytch(inactive)

    She does have awesome hair! =~)

  9. 9
    Thumper: Who Presents Boxes Which Are Not Opened

    Awesome :) I’ve never heard of this person, I will have to check out ze blog!

    @Samurai

    Huh? Bisexual =/= polygamist.

  10. 10
    noastronomer

    Yes, yes, all very good. But the really important question is : what is her favourite mega-fauna?

    Mike.

  11. 11
    John Morales

    [OT]

    noastronomer, obviously people are high on her list. :)

  12. 12
    samurai

    @ thumper1990
    Well, I never said “Bisexual =/= polygamist”.
    I just said that she as a bisexual blogger would be in the best position to root for polygamy.
    I can imagine that there is at least one person on this earth who is bisexual and who would love to marry both of his/her partners.
    As a matter of tolerance and fairness and equality before the law, etc, there needs to be a grassroots movement to allow that person to fulfill his/her personal happiness, as guaranteed by the US constitution.

    Who would be in a better situation to ignite such a movement if not a bisexual blogger? THAT’s what I said.
    I also said she ‘could’, not that she ‘has to’.

  13. 13
    Esteleth, [an error occurred while processing this directive]

    Samurai,
    “Bisexual” =/= “has/wants multiple partners.” Seriously.

  14. 14
    mythbri

    @samurai

    I think you’re confusing bisexuality with polyandry. They are not mutually exclusive, but neither is one a necessary component of the other.

  15. 15
    samurai

    @ 13:
    “Bisexual” =/= “has/wants multiple partners.” you forgot to add “of opposite sex”

    @ 14: well, if a bisexual woman (A) is both married to a male partner (B) and a female partner (C), she would not be polyandrous, you are right. The three people would not even have to live in one household. Also, B and C need not to be married to each other, but could, of course.
    But I leave that to the lawmakers. Point I wanted to make is that legalizing homosexual partnerships is just the stepping stone to a real free society, in which the rights of everybody needs to be equally granted.

    Getting multiply married for bisexual people is not a MUST, but it should be a MAY, isn’t it?

  16. 16
    Dalillama, Schmott Guy

    samurai
    Yes, the law should allow for marriages involving more than 2 people. No, being bisexual has nothing whatsoever to do with it. I have known many straight polyamorists.

  17. 17
    mythbri

    @samurai

    A bisexual person can be attracted to both men and women and still want to have a monogamous relationship. I have a good friend who is bisexual, has had relationships with both men and women, and is now married to a man. They are exclusive with each other. Neither feels the desire to have outside relationships. My friend’s sexuality has not changed, neither has their attraction to both men and women.

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    Dalillama, Schmott Guy

    Also, samurai, if you’d been paying attention you might be aware that Yemisi is not the only FTBlogger who happens to be bisexual.

  19. 19
    ChasCPeterson

    Yeah, what’s wroing with yoyu, samurai, that you don’t know the sexual orientations of all the FtB bloggers? jeez, pay attention, huh?

  20. 20
    Weedless Monkey

    Chas, if that’s their hobby horse then well, yeah.

  21. 21
    Dalillama, Schmott Guy

    Fuck off, Chas. Please do. This bullshit is at least just jackassery, not actively harmful, but it’s still annoying. When someone comes in here blithering about bisexual bloggers and polygamy on FTB, it does indeed behoove them to look into the FTBloggers who have discussed bisexuality and/or polyamory at length before spouting off.

  22. 22
    samurai

    @21

    Look into? Sure, e.g. here: http://freethoughtblogs.com/almostdiamonds/2013/02/12/a-deep-human-history-of-polyandry/
    A bit different topic from what I was writing about, but I read it anyway. Because I am interested in the limits of societal norms, and to what extent those limits can/should be overcome/torn down.

    I also noticed that the discourse over there (which you a very aware of) is a tiny bit more civil.

  23. 23
    John Morales

    samurai: JT used to do polyamory posts here before moving to Patheos; I presume they’re still available there.

    I also noticed that the discourse over there (which you a very aware of) is a tiny bit more civil.

    Civility fetishist, eh?

    Heh.

    (Be as civil as you want, but remember we all have our kinks)

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