So, last week polynotes Tumblrd:
I want polyamory to become more mainstream, accepted as a positive way to conduct relationships and considered as a possible option by more people. But there is a particular sort of joy that comes from being part of a subculture.
If you’re outside the mainstream in a way that’s seen as negative, sometimes you need that feeling of being special to offset the lack of acceptance by society at large.
But you know, I’d gladly exchange that ‘joy’ of being part of a sub-culture for more acceptance.
I’d willingly swap it for being able to more openly and publicly share my love for the two wonderful women in my life.
I’d cheerily swap some ‘cool’ for being able to go out with them and not have to worry that people see me as some sort of cheating liar, or worse, some sort of misogynistic controlling sleaze who has pressured two women in to accepting such a ‘disrespectful’ thing as having to share a partner.^
I’d happily hand back my subculture certificate if it meant Rainbow & Mrs Menow didn’t have to worry about becoming the subject at gossip at work because of their relationship with me.
So yes, I get it. I get a buzz from being a little different too. But I’d swap it in a second for a more tolerant and accepting society.
^ As if either of them were so weak willed they would accept such crap.