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Jealousy-Inducing Beliefs

Here is a great excerpt from the article I’m reading today. Authors McCullough and Hall discuss how jealousy is not inevitable, natural, or something that cannot be eventually overcome or understood. They write: “Our culture seems addicted to three core … Continue reading

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Quote of the day

In thinking more about how poly lives, ideas, and actions need to be more explicitly political, in order to address the inequities, gaps, tragedies, and hierarchies in areas of human life other than in just sexuality, I offer up this … Continue reading

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Jonathan Alexander

I’m really excited. Jonathan Alexander, the person who has most vocally supported the discussion of queer issues within the field of rhetoric and writing (my field) is coming to my campus in April, to give some talks about issues relating … Continue reading

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A rather rambly, joyous post

I personally do not know anyone who has come to identify as poly who has not come to it through the event of falling in love. (Though, of course, I’m sure such cases have happened. I just personally have never … Continue reading

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Quote of the day

“The priority accorded to sex, its status as ‘special’, is something we should question. Why should sexual love be regarded as more exclusive than any other kind of love? No one suggests that a woman who has two children loves … Continue reading

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Thoughts on The Closet

In his essay “Public and Private,” literary theorist and cultural critic Michael Warner (one of my all-time favorite writers) has this to say about closets: “Speech everywhere is regulated unequally. Yet, ironically, common mythology understands the closet as an individual’s … Continue reading

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A Terrible Book

(Disclaimer #1: Lately, I’ve been reading, and thoroughly enjoying, academic articles and books; so maybe what I have to say here is unfairly tainted by my current love–and greater familiarity–of all things scholarly. So please consider this review while bearing … Continue reading

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