Jewish Feminist Attacks Monogamy, Promotes Extra-Marital Sex for Married Couples
In the latest of a long series of Jewish attacks on Western morality, Jewish feminist Hanna Mosin has written an article for Slate advocating for “monagamish” relationships.
This, as you would expect, refers to married couples who occasionally – or frequently – engage in extra-marital sex.
Her article is interesting, though, for it concedes something that traditional marriage advocates have long known: homosexual couples are rarely monogamous.
The dirty little secret about gay marriage: Most gay couples are not monogamous. We have come to accept lately, partly thanks to Liza Mundy’s excellent recent cover story in the Atlantic and partly because we desperately need something to make the drooping institution of heterosexual marriage seem vibrant again, that gay marriage has something to teach us, that gay couples provide a model for marriages that are more egalitarian and less burdened by the old gender roles that are weighing marriage down these days.
Was heterosexuality ever “vibrant”? I’m not entirely sure what that means, but it’s clear that Hanna is attempting to portray healthy, heterosexual monogamy as something boring and outdated.
In his interviews with married gay couples, Thrasher gets them to open up about the arrangements they invent. Most are some version of Dan Savage's “monogamish.” They are monogamous when they are in the same city, they can have sex with other people but not fall in love, or they can have sex with other people for some period of time. In some far-off, ideal world, this kind of openness may infect the straight world, and heterosexual couples may actually start to tackle the age-old problem of boring monogamous sex. But do any of us really believe that?
Pathologizing everything wholesome and virtuous is a tactic employed by Leftists to attack traditional, Western morality – the very same morality that allowed us to create high-trust societies and travel into space. Thus must monogamy be seen as something outdated, strange, and undesirable.
The reality is, of course, that monogamy is a sensible social institution. Polygamy results in the harem effect, whereby high-status males hoard women, leaving a large portion of the male population restless and sexually frustrated. This is one of the reasons why pederasty and bestiality are relatively commonplace in the Middle East. Also worth noting is the work of anthropologist J.D. Unwin, who demonstrated that monogamy and sexual temperance are requisites for civilization.
And to be fair, Hannah is not arguing that we completely do away with monogamy – yet. But we all know that progressives are constantly seeking new causes to champion. Moreover, monogamy works for reasons previously mentioned; as such, any attack thereon should be met with firm opposition from those who still value virtue, love, and civilization.