Willey, Angela: "Rethinking monogamy’s nature. From the truth of non/monogamy to a dyke ethics of “antimonogamy”." In: Journal of Lesbian Studies 22.2 (2018), S. 235–253.
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Keywords: "Dykes to Watch Out For", Bechdel. Alison, Comic strip, Ethics, Gender, USA
Collection: Journal of Lesbian Studies
Following Lynne Huffer's work on queer feminism, this abridged essay centers the figure of the lesbian in order to develop a dyke ethics that engenders nuanced thinking about both monogamy and embodiment. The essay reads Alison Bechdel’s comic strip, Dykes to Watch Out For, to elaborate a “dyke ethics of anti-monogamy.” Grounded in notions of friendship, community, and social justice, this ethics decenters the sexual dyad in a way that polyamory does not. It also insists upon a theoretical and ethical disposition of respect for the simultaneously political and embodied nature of desire. In so doing, it offers first a way of re-thinking the story of monogamy’s nature as a naturecultural tale about mononormative desire and further places that desire in a field of relationality that renders its significance as a feature of humanness and an object of scientific inquiry strange.
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