Sunday, August 28, 2011

An Ally Makes a Case for Solidarity

Cory Brunson wrote about "Freethought and Polyamory on Campus."

In celebration and encouragement, i’d like to use my little podium to call on campus freethinkers to reach out to polyamorists both (a) as natural allies and (b) for critical engagement.

Here i want to plug a lot of other people’s ideas and point readers in lots of helpful directions, so i hope you’ll pardon the excessive link/text ratio. Other excellent websites are devoted to the issues — familiar and peculiar — facing polyamorists in various relationship configurations. I’m not a spokesperson for the movement and my experiences and opinions are precisely that. I should also emphasize that i see room only for us to step up outreach to women, people of color, queer and transpeople, and other marginalized demographics. I see confluence here, not competition.

He makes a sensible call to solidarity between polyamorous people and others who are discriminated against, noting that poly people tend to be open to solidarity.
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