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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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From:babe_of_beyazit
Date:September 29th, 2008 02:20 pm (UTC)
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I find it strange that poly people would try to argue that monogamy involves ownership of someone or sexism, but polygamy doesn't. I mean, the human species is classified as a predominantly polygynous species by primatologists, meaning the so-called traditional relationship is actually fairly uncommon historically, and as I think we are all aware, most polygynous societies past and present are not shining examples of equality. In fact, they usually are characterized by ownership of people in what might be classified as slavery, and rather extreme sexism. I doubt that most poly people you're meeting practice *that* kind of polygamy, but I just thought I would point out the obvious...

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