The article link posted at the bottom of this post (or click here) talks about the recent allegations of CNN’s Anderson Cooper’s boyfriend’s “cheating” on him. The main takeaway of this article is focused around the social construct of monogamy and how it is so engrained in our culture.
Instead of assuming that Maisani was cheating on Cooper, as almost all the media outlets have done, why not assume that Cooper knew exactly where his boyfriend was and had simply said, ‘Have fun with Bob. I’ll see you later tonight. Oh, and can you pick up some more milk? We’re almost out’?
Monogamy is such a strong held belief in our society that anything outside of that construct is not only shamed, but actually pretty much just ignored. Besides that Anderson’s business is none of our business, why are we assuming that Maisani ‘cheated’ on him? We also have no idea what their definition of ‘cheating’ actually even is for one thing.
Because most of America isn’t ready for that. It’s barely ready for gay marriage
I think this quote quite above sums it up the heteronormative view.
So what are your thoughts about this article? Let us know! -M