Hey, my kinky, polyam peeps! Welcome back for another news update. Not gonna lie, it was slim pickings this week, but when life gives you a cow carcass, you take that hide and make yourself a flogger.
First up from CNN comes an interview with Billie Eilish. Full disclosure, “Bad Guy” is on my scene playlist, so I do enjoy some of her music. I will say, her comments in this article rub me the wrong way. She discusses how she started watching porn at age eleven, and now, nine years later, she describes it as “a disgrace” and it “destroyed her brain”. Certainly, Ms. Eilish is entitled to her opinions, and I also don’t think eleven-year old children should be watching pornography. With that said, to say pornography is inherently harmful tells me she doesn’t fully understand why porn exists and the role it can play in a healthy relationship.
Second, from Medium.com, comes an introspective analysis of cheating. I shared this in my local poly Facebook group and it generated some, shall I say, “spirited discussion”. While the author doesn’t outright excuse cheating, they do make the argument that we treat cheating as the problem, where instead we should be treating it as a symptom of what they describe as “oppressive monogamy culture”. While I’ve never cheated nor been cheated on, it caused me to take a step back and really think twice about the people in my life who’ve been involved in cheating and re-examine their actions and motivations. The article is a bit lengthy, so rather than read it, I recommend you click the audio link at the top.
I hope you enjoy these two reads and, as always, stay kinky, my friends…
–The Bratty Cat