Thursday, January 11, 2018
Gay marriage today is for personal satisfaction; in the past, straight marriage was a necessary adaptation
Here’s a piece on Vox that to me looks relevant to same-sex couples, an interview by Sean Illing with Eli Finkel, author of “The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work”.
He mentions the movie “Jerry Maguire” (1996) where Tom Cruise plays the sports agent sweeping in Rene Zellweger.
But what is most interesting is how Finkel mentions that in earlier times it was risky to row through adult life without getting married (heterosexually). You needed to be competent in heterosexual sexual intercourse to get other things you needed. I think that helps explain the “homophobia” of the 1950s and early 60s. Young men were more concerned that gays (as “watchers”) in their midst could distract them from their own fecundity than about men who could become conventional heterosexual romantic rivals.
“The Milo Show” now has an article about someone being called a bigot merely for refusing to date or share intimacies with a transgender person, here.
I have a coordinate post on blood and organ donations on my “BillBoushka” blog today.