From Mspec Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This article is a stub. You can help Mspec Wiki by expanding it!
Note to editors: remember to always support the information you proved with external references!
Illustration depicting a bisexual person being targeted with monosexist statements.

Monosexism is a term describing the belief that everybody is monosexual, and/or the belief that monosexual identities are in some way better than mspec identities. These beliefs can lead to monosexist actions and oppression, which can impact anyone with attraction to more than one gender.[1]

Related terms that are sometimes used synonymously include mononormativity[2], biphobia[3], panphobia[2], binegativity[4], bi antagonism[5], and bimisia.[6]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Tatum, Erin (27 November 2013). "Monosexism: Battling the Biases of Bi/Panphobia". Everyday Feminism. Retrieved 23 February 2023.


  1. Zambon, Veronica (12 January 2022). "What is 'biphobia'?". MedicalNewsToday. Retrieved 23 February 2023. Monosexism refers to discrimination and oppression from others due to a person’s attraction to two or more genders.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hayfield, Nikki; Křížová, Karolína (3 April 2021). "It's Like Bisexuality, but It Isn't: Pansexual and Panromantic People's Understandings of Their Identities and Experiences of Becoming Educated about Gender and Sexuality". Journal of Bisexuality. 21 (2): 167–193. doi:10.1080/15299716.2021.1911015. eISSN 1529-9724. ISSN 1529-9716. Within bisexual theorizing, the term mononormativity has been used both to refer to the taken-for-granted assumption that people can only be attracted to one gender, and as a term to capture the privileging of monogamous relationships[...] "Panphobia and pan marginalization may be areas that would benefit from in-depth exploration.
  3. "LGBTQIA Resource Center Glossary". University of California, Davis. 14 January 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2023.
  4. Yost MR, Thomas GD (2012). "Gender and binegativity: men's and women's attitudes toward male and female bisexuals". Arch Sex Behav. 41 (3): 691–702. doi:10.1007/s10508-011-9767-8. PMID 21597943.
  5. "Bisexuality+ and Christianity". Bisexual Resource Center. Retrieved 19 June 2022. There are many resources that tackle Christian homophobia, but very few that name or address Christian [bi-antagonism].
  6. BloodyWinter01♾✡️🎧🍓 (9 January 2021). "A Dictionary-like Article for Everyone to Enjoy". Medium. Retrieved 26 February 2022.