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

July 3, 2017

Building poly awareness, country by country. Poly-in-the-media lists outside the US?

When the histories of the modern polyamory movement are written — tracing how, in just a few decades, the concept went from literally unthinkable to a relationship option eventually known to all — one of the characters in the tale will be Green Fizzpops (not her real name) in South Africa.

She was, as far as I know, the key person who made it her mission to build the movement in her country. She started South African Poly, and its ZApoly discussion list, well over a decade ago, collected a coterie of members and fellow activists, and persisted for long years when the returns were few. Now poly in South Africa seems to be gaining force.

One thing that she's done is maintain a list of poly coverage in South African media. The list is reprinted below with permission.

I'd love to find such lists for other countries, or regions, or languages, to link to here and maybe repost. This website is being archived at the Kinsey Institute Library. So a reprint of your material here will help preserve it for researchers forever.

If your country or language does not already have such a list, maybe this is the universe telling you to create it. And if your country or language has nothing yet to list... well, you have a mission.




South African media articles related to polyamory







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Blogger Erich Viedge said...

I'm a member of the South African poly group and a former journalist so I'm always interested to see what you are alerting us to.
In South Africa, Polygamy is legal for cultural reasons. So if you're from a polygamous culture, now your relationships are governed by law. (Before this, they were governed by "traditional" law, which led to a lot of disenfranchised women and children.)
There is a South African version of Big Love http://howafrica.com/love-and-polygamy-one-man-four-wives-the-new-hit-reality-tv-show-in-south-africa/
We have a liberal constitution and so one of the first questions that this TV show provoked is: "Why can't women have more than one husband?"
So a local radio station to call up Greenfizzpops who put me on the radio last week.

Here's a link to the interview. http://polyamory.co.za/ErichKayafmPolyamory%2020170628.mp3

July 04, 2017 2:35 AM  
Blogger Ken Haslam said...

Thank you Alan for your work in keeping up with the rapidly changing and growing Polyamory community. The Kinsey Institute welcomes your material as a continuing recording of Polyamory growth and will, I am certain, be of great use to future historians. I personally can no longer keep up with all the media on Polyamory so your contributions are greatly appreciated. Ken Haslam, Founder, Kenneth R. Haslam MD Polyamory Archives, Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

July 04, 2017 6:19 AM  

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