The Truth About Bisexual College Students And Hunger
In a canada goose outlet london uk USA Today opinion column published Thursday,contributor James Bovard takes issue with a new study finding 36 percentof students at colleges and universities experienced food insecurity in the last month.
Despite what appears to be a crisis for many canada goose outlet in chicago students across the country, according to Bovard, “better research shows” these young people are simply “overweight and lazy.”
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These may seem like shocking statistics and they are. But given other data about the challenges facing bisexual youth, they are not surprising. More on that data shortly, but first, let’s let Bovard give us his take on what he calls the “dumpster data” in the new report:
More than 10% of the respondents from four year colleges labeled themselves “bisexual,” and half of bisexual students allegedly go hungry. Are they too busy cavorting with both genders to eat, or what? If there were a national conspiracy to starve bisexuals, we would’ve heard about it before now.
Despite all of my work researching the disparities among https://www.2014parka.com bisexual communities, I’d never heard that one: We’re “too busy cavorting with both genders to eat.” I almost want to congratulate Bovard on his fresh brand of bigotry.
canada goose black friday sale Bovard is a libertarian columnist for USA Today and The Hill, and has published several books on the threats to American canada goose outlet online store review democracy presented by, well, pretty much everything in our current culture. So I write today not to change his mind, for I fear that might be a Sisyphean task. Instead, I write to educate those who might think he has a canada goose outlet store near me point, and to let the bisexual and pansexual students out there who endure food and housing insecurity know that their experiences are valid. canada goose black friday sale
I canada goose vest outlet write. to let the bisexual and pansexual students out there who endure food and housing insecurity know that their experiences are valid. adults.
canada goose clearance sale Thirty four percent of bisexual women ages 18 to 44 used food stamps in the previous year, compared to 24 percent of heterosexual women, according to a 2016 report by theWilliams Institutethat looked at a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey from 2011 2013. Forty two percent of bisexual adults raising children participated in SNAP in the last year, Williams said, citing a 2014 CDC survey. canada goose clearance sale
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Twenty percent of all youth experiencing homelessness identified as bisexual. Not 20 percent of LGBTQ youth. Twenty percent of all youth.
The recent survey of college students theorized that perhaps the disproportionate rates of food and housing insecurity for LGBTQ students “are linked to the higher risk of family estrangement and consequently lower levels of family financial support.”
For bisexual youth, we know this to be true. The Human Rights Campaign’s 2014 study of LGBTQ youth found low levels of family acceptance among bisexual youth. Twenty canada goose outlet uk fake seven percent of bisexual youth said their families were “very accepting” of LGBTQ people, compared to 33 percent of lesbian and gay youth.
This lack of family support, combined with the discrimination that bisexual and pansexual youth faceat school,has devastating consequences. As I wrote for ReWire recently, bisexual youth report poorer mental health outcomes than gay, lesbian and straight youth. Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in December found that young people who identify as bisexual are more likely to have an elevated suicide risk than their gay, lesbian or questioning peers.
This is why I’m cheap canada goose not surprised by the new findings from Temple and the Wisconsin HOPE Lab. Bullying, biphobia, stereotypes, slurs, jokes, harassment, family rejection, invisibility, erasure and discrimination have a tangible impact on bisexual youth.
canada goose uk shop And this is why Bovard’s column was so hurtful. It’s not just that he wrote a piece full of hatred toward bisexual students; low income people; people experiencing homelessness and hunger; women; non binary people; and obese and overweight people. It’s also that bullying like thisleads to the disparities Bovard so easily dismisses canada goose uk shop.