Poly conference organizer Zoe Duff on feminist radio
The modern polyamory movement has deep feminist roots. Since its beginnings almost 30 years ago,1 most of its writers, organizers, leaders, and spokespeople have been women. Year after year, as new movers and shakers keep emerging, this continues to be true.
A statistic: of the 35 nonfiction books on polyamory published in English since 1984, the authors and co-authors total 28 women, 9 men, and 1 genderqueer person. That's 3-to-1 female to male. I see similar ratios among bloggers, local-group organizers, workshop presenters at conferences, and spokespeople quoted in the media.
Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association (CPAA) and organizer of Canada's first PolyCon, being interviewed on Yeah, What She Said, "Calgary’s only feminist/women’s radio program" (on Calgary's independent radio station CJSW based at the University of Alberta).
A podcast of the show just went up. You can listen to it here (23 minutes).
1. I'm counting from 1984, when Ryam Nearing published her first edition of The Polyfidelity Primer.