Thursday, February 16, 2017

What about sex? Scarlett on monogamy (video)

Ashley Wells, CC Liu, Dhr. Seven, Wisdom Quarterly (OPINION); via Yahoo News; unreleased Lana Del Rey (via a music video presented by Jessica Stone Fox)
(Jessica Stone Fox) Lana Del Rey performs "Because of You" (Music Video)

Scarlett Johansson has opened up about her relationship with French journalist Romain Dauriac, saying monogamy isn't for everyone.
Scarlett divorced Ryan Reynolds, who of course went on to wed Blake Lively, in 2011 [then to star in the greatest R-rated action movie of all time].

Two years later, she got engaged to Romain in August of 2013 after ten months of dating. She said at the time: "I've never been much of a traditional girl, but I do think [being engaged is] a nice period. There's something old-world nostalgic about it."
The couple of course went on to have daughter Rose Dorothy in 2014, but as 2017 rolled around, rumors emerged that she and Romain had split in the summer of 2016. Pictures of her at the Women's March without her wedding ring only fueled speculation further. More: Cosmopolitan UK
Standing up to The Man at the Women's March on Washington DC (

When will "polyamory" be considered natural?
What's stopping you? Jail?
Poly means many, and amory means love. In a country of serial monagamists, were we date a lot of people but one at a time, what would it be like to date multiple people at the same time? Ask someone in the 60s and 70s. It's happening all the time, only most of us think or feel that it's cheating. Why? We aren't mature enough to talk about it openly, explain that it's our preference, and be fine with the other person doing it, too. No. You will not. We don't mind doing it, but the other person? Never. So we're hypocrites, clinging, and trying to have it all and have it our way like children. Then when people in Utah become polygamists (many marriages, not to be confused with bigamists, who marry again without telling the new person that they are already married, which is unethical and illegal), we freak out. Admittedly, even though the Christian Bible likes it, polygamy has it's own problems -- all that welfare to support a poor Mormon man's fecundity, the implicit sexist bias, the [add your offense here]. All of this is different than polyamory, the mature and open loving of more than one person. When will we consider it "normal and natural"? When the same people who gave us acceptance of interracial dating, feminism, and gay marriage feel like it. Our society and Western culture is pulled by strings. Movers and shakers, the mainstream media, religious leaders, the Hollywood machine, Washington DC, and the clandestine alphabet agencies -- we think it's our choice, but it's really them not so much telling but "manufacturing our consent." So love whom you want, but don't expect backing from society for awhile. In the Buddha's day, there was polygamy. There still is. Around the world, if you have the money, everyone is fine with it. Well, almost everyone. They don't have to be marriages. Throughout Europe, it's understood. A man will have multiple partners, and there's tacit acceptance of it. You just don't talk about it. There's comfort and things can carry on, hypocritcally, if we just don't talk about it. Ruin the family not for cheating (or molesting, or raping, or being gay, etc.) but for the CRIME of talking about it! How dare you mention it in this family; get out!

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