do u have any thoughts on the recent trend of applying the split-attraction orientation model to like... idk what word to use, historical lgbtq figures? icons? like i've seen freddie mercury described as homoromantic bisexual, gore vidal described as biromantic asexual, and sylvia rivera described as biromantic heterosexual.
I’m mostly averse to the split attraction model (even tho I used to use it when I was in high school when I was asexual) but I think that even in a context of using it for our current day, it’s not generalizable onto times in history when no one was conceptualizing their own identity that way.
Beyond the fact that lots of these identity terms were really different in the past in the first place. So like, looking at stigmatized behavior is way more historically judicious than like looking at identities, unless the person said a whole lot abt their identity and even then we have to talk abt it framing it in its historical context.