Slate talks around polyamory June 30, 2013Posted by shaunphilly in Polyamory.
Tags: gay couples, monogamish, polyamory, Slate.com, XX Factor
I’m short on time, so I will link to this article about non-monogamy in the gay community, which I found because of this podcast episode at double x about monogamish (I hate that term) gay couple and how it relates to changing how we (they mean straight people) see marriage.
While listening to this podcast, I wanted to throw things. They asked questions like can we (straight married people) learn something from these monogamish gay couples? And made the point that gay people do non-monogamy but straight couples just cheat.
I don’t have time to dissecct the discussion, because I have work soon, but I urge you to listen to this for yourself if you are interested. There is so much wrong with this conversation.
How the hell do these people have this conversation with no awareness of the existence of polyamory? I looked in the comments, and no mention of it there either. I mean, I do go on about how the mainstream is very unaware of polyamory (they should at least know it exists), but to see it so blatantly and ignorantly gabbed about (they call the podcast a “gabfest,” so I am not being flippant) in this way is really frustrating.
I will try later tonight or tomorrow, probably, to contact the people who run this podcast to see if maybe some dialog and perhaps some education could be in order. For now, I will leave this as is.