Lesbian culture may be Joni Mitchell, and gay culture may be Madonna, but bisexual culture is, apparently, not sitting properly on a chair. Well, at least according to the internet.
This opinion seems to have started among bisexual people themselves on Twitter.
bi culture is not sitting properly— mila (@mila)1503864311.0
the amount of times my family members yell at me for not sitting properly ......... what a bi brand— fiona ☾ (@fiona ☾)1530070210.0
@_gaylex How to spot the bi ladies: They start off sitting properly in a chair, but after five minutes they’re a slouchy mess.— 🌈💜 Kaiva Gray 💜🌈 (@🌈💜 Kaiva Gray 💜🌈)1530106687.0
Again with the lounging instead of sitting properly thing Daniel. This is bi culture, right? Am I doing this right? https://t.co/2XvkV6Cb1u— Sg1uselessnerd (@Sg1uselessnerd)1532513195.0
The idea spread to Reddit, where it attained viral status.
The post was upvoted over 3,000 times.
Other bisexuals felt seen.
I JUST READ THAT BI PEOPLE CANT SIT PROPERLY WHILE I WAS SITTING CRISS CROSS APPLESAUCE IN A BOOTH AT A RESTAURANT… https://t.co/Y1CKdB6ed5— Kailee Poston (@Kailee Poston)1543535475.0
I was at a work meeting this morning and everyone was sitting properly and then there was me, one leg in the chair… https://t.co/PZAAhbNU8d— chick (@chick)1521932967.0
me: huh. apparently not sitting right is “bi culture” elle: https://t.co/4abR1UDHQv— dodie (@dodie)1534360565.0
sitting like that is bi culture https://t.co/UZYSL9sp58— sara ⎊ endgame today!!!!! (@sara ⎊ endgame today!!!!!)1525273812.0
And many began jokingly reading the sitting tea leaves, from real people to fictional characters.
cate blanchett sitting aka bi culture https://t.co/fVt1jmM88j— 🌹 (@🌹)1533128167.0
Bomber jacket, cuffed jeans, inability to sit properly, and 'Reflection' is bi culture. 🌈 https://t.co/zIjnE4vrPF— Bianca Danielle (@Bianca Danielle)1533911876.0
And some used it to remind everyone of the open bisexuality of some celebrities.
Within the queer community, there is a lot of erasure of bisexual and pansexual people. While in many ways a joke, this flourishing meme is a way for bisexual folks to claim visibility.