commented on Now How Excited Are You?
Nice use of Lange's Blumenlied in the promo. I once did a short about a serial killer to the same tune...
commented on I, Anonymous
The staring has exactly zero to do with anybody giving a fuck about anyone else's health. It entirely has to do with shaming fat people into staying home, because these assholes think they are entitled to every person on Earth looking in a way that gets their bits tingly. I mean, seriously, how the FUCK is someone expected to get out of the house enough to reach a healthy weight if they are consistently treated like shit every time they encounter the public? I think being fat is less harmful to society than the shitty attitudes and sadism displayed in this thread. Yeah, there's a health care cost with being fat. This kind of shitty cultural fat-shaming is way worse. A person's fat doesn't in actuality cause other people to commit suicide. These sadistic body fascists do, and are generally unashamed of it.
commented on The Problem with Polynormativity
They'll get to accepting other forms of poly. They just tend to nibble these things off in bits. Probably next after the MF seeking bi F will be either the couple dating couple, or my configuration of two best friends in an LTR with the same girl.
Nov 26, 2012
commented on Is Polyamory a Sexual Orientation?
I think polyamory is one of those things that are both hardwired AND a relationship structure decision. There are people who must be in a multi-person arrangement. those who are open to multi-person, and those who cannot be in a multi-person arrangement. Those people then go further to choose the person(s) they will be with and a structure for those precise relationships.
Here's the interesting part: It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter what anyone thinks of my relationships, or whether I am polyamorous or I do polyamory. Neither answer gives anyone else the right to treat my family like shit. Neither should it give anyone smug self-satisfaction about their own "normalcy", because there is absolutely nothing to win or gain for those who would judge us.
The reason people are tempted to call it an orientation is because of the very real legal issues polyfolk do face. I've been stable in my three partner relationship for almost eight years, but most states would still take my kid because the relationship isn't monogamous and therefore is inherently "unstable". We have to start a company to buy property or insurance together. We can be fired for our relationship if our boss feels like it.
The problem isn't whether we are born this way, it is whether it is ever okay for society to treat people the way it does.