Polyamory in the News!
. . . by Alan M.

November 17, 2015

We get a rise out of Ask Amy

Many newspapers

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.


Send questions via e-mail to askamy@tribune.com or by mail to Ask Amy, Chicago Tribune, TT500, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611.

At least the letter writer did a bit of education right there.

Amy has dismissed poly in the past fairly consistently, though not always.




Blogger Keith Pullman said...

What's her problem? I mean, really. If polyamory isn't for her, well, OK. But I bet she educates people on all sorts of things that she doesn't personally want to do.

November 18, 2015 8:20 AM  
Blogger Jim Dewberry said...

Because you can fix ignorance but, not stupid.

November 24, 2015 6:22 PM  
Anonymous Ms. Adventure said...

She's not obligated to 'educate' people about anything and everything. And not being a poly advocate does not mean you're stupid or ignorant, so get off your high horse. People get to make their own choices and poly people aren't morally superior. Believe me, I have quite a bit of experience in the community and there are as many poly assholes as their are mono assholes. Start your own column if you want to educate people about poly.

December 22, 2015 1:27 PM  

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