BiNet USA’s Blog: #ImWithAmber

binetusa:

MEDIA RELEASE: Bisexual Leaders, Organizations and LGBT Allies Nationwide Condemn
Biphobic Coverage of Amber Heard Divorce and Domestic Violence Case

The coverage has been damaging to abuse survivors and has perpetuated a large number of negative stereotypes of bisexual women… 

Since this story broke on May 26th 2016 – aside from some excellent reporting from Carolyn Cox at The Mary Sue and Casey Quinlan at Think Progress – no other US Media Reports have pegged this story to The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey report released by the CDC in 2013…

One of the reasons bisexual people may experience higher rates of domestic violence is an abuser’s irrational fear that their bisexual partner may be unfaithful … 

We strongly encourage all media outlets to do their due diligence and frame Heard’s experiences in light of the legitimate health statistics and data that show bisexual women are at greater risk of intimate partner violence. By omitting these facts and instead choosing to frame Heard’s experiences as the result of her orientation is victim-blaming, irresponsible and damaging.


BiNet USA’s Blog: #ImWithAmber

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