We get a rise out of Ask Amy
Three weeks ago in one of her columns, Amy Dickinson ridiculed the idea that a husband might ask his wife for permission to have an affair. New Culture activist Sarah Taub sent around a note asking polyfolks to write her, and some of you did. Now Amy prints one of your letters (way condensed) and a reply:
Dear Amy: “Affair Bound” asked if he could get his wife’s “permission” to have an affair. You should have taken the opportunity to educate him about polyamory. This is a lifestyle that can work for many people. — Poly
Dear Poly: I do not advocate for polyamory and thus don’t feel compelled to educate people about it.
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At least the letter writer did a bit of education right there.
Amy has dismissed poly in the past fairly consistently, though not always.
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