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Zzzxxxyyy wrote

Idk, but these terms seem, to me, like a way of devaluing a romantic or sexual partner. I think one of the ways people are being oppressed is by weakening our friendships and bonds, that way we never feel truly outraged until injustice happens to us personally.

Objectification, relocation, self-love, wellness culture, etc. are all used to get us to isolate ourselves.

Not that dating can’t be fun, light, playful, but I think people should be given more dignity and valued more highly. The polyamory folks have excellent vocabulary for respectfully describing non-monogamous relationships.

On that note, should we/do we have polyamory and non-monogamy forums here?


Dumai wrote

they're just easy gender-neutral terms for romantic partners

dunno how they exactly devalue anybody