It’s really alarming and upsetting how many confessions about Willow’s sexual identity are published to this blog. It turns my stomach to see people call it “wrong”, “bi erasure”, and/or “jumping on a bandwagon”. They not only completely miss the point, they not only fail to recognize that being a non-sexualized, non-villainized lesbian on TV was most certainly NOT A BANDWAGON, but in the process, they are trying to erase the identity of a lot of lesbians out there. It’s so disrespectful. It’s like there is an overwhelming amount of people in the fandom who don’t understand that you can have a meaningful relationship (sexual or otherwise) with a man, and still later discover that you’re a lesbian. They don’t realize that Willow wasn’t in denial when she was with Oz, she was unaware. College opened her eyes, as it does for MANY people in the LGBT+ community. It happens literally all the time. Season 4 was all about change and finding yourself. I’m sick to death of people debating Willow’s orientation, when she plainly states it over and over again. It might be a different matter had she not made it clear what her preferences were. She knew what it was like to be with a man AND a woman. She discovered she preferred women. She never wanted to go back to men. She experienced both, and made a choice. I’m sick of people trying to put her in a box in which she does not fit. If the fandom is upset about bi erasure, it should have nothing to do with Willow and everything to do with Faith.

It’s really alarming and upsetting how many confessions about Willow’s sexual identity are published to this blog. It turns my stomach to see people call it “wrong”, “bi erasure”, and/or “jumping on a bandwagon”. They not only completely miss the point, they not only fail to recognize that being a non-sexualized, non-villainized lesbian on TV was most certainly NOT A BANDWAGON, but in the process, they are trying to erase the identity of a lot of lesbians out there. It’s so disrespectful. It’s like there is an overwhelming amount of people in the fandom who don’t understand that you can have a meaningful relationship (sexual or otherwise) with a man, and still later discover that you’re a lesbian. They don’t realize that Willow wasn’t in denial when she was with Oz, she was unaware. College opened her eyes, as it does for MANY people in the LGBT+ community. It happens literally all the time. Season 4 was all about change and finding yourself. I’m sick to death of people debating Willow’s orientation, when she plainly states it over and over again. It might be a different matter had she not made it clear what her preferences were. She knew what it was like to be with a man AND a woman. She discovered she preferred women. She never wanted to go back to men. She experienced both, and made a choice. I’m sick of people trying to put her in a box in which she does not fit. If the fandom is upset about bi erasure, it should have nothing to do with Willow and everything to do with Faith.

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