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September 15th, 2008

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05:15 pm - Thing of the day I hate
The assertion that polygamous relationships are "better" than monogamous ones with the implications that monogamous relationships involve one or more of the incomplete following set: ownership of someone, sexism, a high rate of failure.

It's extremely difficult to calculate any sort of expected value. It is also difficult to speculate effectively on the outcome if a different factor had been present. Statistics are fraught with difficulties, up to and including the incomplete following set: cultural differences (secular and clerical), incomplete studies, incompatible definitions, ineffective reporting.

I *hate* elitist poly folk.

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Date:September 16th, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
I've never met an elitist poly person!

...Well, I have, but they weren't elitist because they were poly, and never elitist about being Poly.

But anyway, while there are advantages to both (and non-ogamy \o/!), I'd never consider one to be better all arround. Sure, one may be better for a certain individual, but that's hardly a basis for claiming it's better all around.

ANd yes, Statistics are tricky. They are, after all, the third type of lie..

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