Science & Tech 15 June 2012 Does bisexuality exist? 400 women called Sarah say yes Julie Bindel questioned the existence of bisexuality. But 400 women called Sarah disagree. Print HTML Does bisexuality exist? Julie Bindel caused a storm of debate when she wrote an article for the Huffington Post last week questioning “the concept of swinging both ways”. She said that “if bisexual women had an ounce of sexual politics, they would stop sleeping with men”, and cited a US study of 400 self-identified lesbians and bisexuals, which found that “some bisexual women actually doubt whether bisexual women exist at all." That may be Bindel’s evidence, but 400 women named Sarah disagree. A Facebook group set up to protest against Bindel’s dismissal of bisexuality set out to find at least 400 women with the same name who believe that bisexuality does exist. It took its inspiration from Project Steve, which opposed a list of scientists who doubted evolution by compiling a much longer list of “scientists called Steve” who supported it. The criteria for signing up was simple: To join this group you don't have to identify as bisexual, or know lots of bisexual women. You just have to be called Sarah** and believe that: - some women, whether or not called Sarah, are attracted to more than one gender - some women, whether or not called Sarah, choose to label themselves bisexual, and that's nobody else's business At the time of writing this, there were 465 members. Point made. › Why Osborne's new lending scheme won't work Sarah Bernhardt, bisexual actress, pictured here in 1890. Photograph: Getty Images/Hulton Archive. Samira Shackle is a freelance journalist, who tweets @samirashackle. She was formerly a staff writer for the New Statesman. Subscribe More Related articles You are living in a Black Mirror episode and you don’t care Living the Meme: What happened to the One Pound Fish man? Why are online jokes funnier without punctuation and capital letters?