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.


  1. says

    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. Eristae says

    You forgot the best part! She has awesome hair!

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

  3. samurai says

    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.

  4. sleepingwytch says

    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.

  5. thumper1990 says

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


    Huh? Bisexual =/= polygamist.

  6. noastronomer says

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


  7. samurai says

    @ 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’.

  8. Esteleth, the most colossal nerd on Pharyngula says

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

  9. mythbri says


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

  10. samurai says

    @ 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?

  11. says

    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.

  12. mythbri says


    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.

  13. ChasCPeterson says

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

  14. says

    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.

  15. John Morales says

    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?


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