Polygamy is Being Taught to Our Kids

Conservatives have sometimes been accused of seeing slippery slopes where there are none. However, the new trend of passing unacceptable information to kids in school has to stop.

Brittney Cooper’s research focuses on African American women. She is a senior lecturer in Women’s and Gender Studies at the Department of Africana Studies at Rutgers University.

A source claims the book “Feminist AF: A Guide to Crushing Girlhood” by Cooper is being widely exhibited at a school located in New England that caters to students between the ages of 11 and 17. 

“Feminism AF employs the lessons of feminism to address concerns pertinent to today’s young womxn,” it says in the description provided by the publisher.

“Feminist AF is the inspiring guide to living your feminism out loud, including topics such as colorism and politics, passion and pleasure, code-flipping, and sexual violence.”

So, young “womxn,” what words of wisdom does Cooper have for you?

Eliminating the Patriarchy?

The advice given in Cooper’s book is readers should reject the notion that partnerships have to be confined to just two people in order to eliminate patriarchy from interpersonal interactions.

It went on to say polyamory, which derives from the Greek words for “many” and “several” and the Latin word for “love,” is the practice of forming close relationships with more than one partner.

That is, as long as everyone involved is aware of what is going on and gives their informed consent to the arrangement.

Is it not wrong that something like this is being taught to kids in school, that it is okay to have multiple partners?

It would appear “kicking the patriarchy out of relationships” by abandoning monogamy was exactly what the Black Lives Matter movement had in mind.

After all, it stated one of its goals was to “challenge the western-prescribed nuclear family system.”

It doesn’t matter that presumably consensual nonmonogamy isn’t nearly as mutual as its boosters keep claiming or that it is most often men who push polyamory on women.

The reality is this same writer trying to ‘eliminate’ patriarchy is feeding patriarchy itself.

Monogamy Sustainable?

Although history has it that ancient men and women practiced polygamy, should this be an argument for today? As humans, we are expected to improve on the actions of our ancestors or those that came before us.

Should we abandon our fine textiles for animal hides because the ancient people used them as clothing? No, we shouldn’t. This is why the argument of monogamy being bad because it is a ‘western’ construct must be rejected.

Moreover, biblically, Jesus preached one man, one wife. This is why he said, “a man should leave his father and mother and be wedded to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”

It is high time our kids are not taught that polygamy and polyamory are okay because they are not, at least, not in our America.

This article appeared in NewsHouse and has been published here with permission.