Just a Place for My Thoughts
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text:I love my girlfriend, she connects with my feelings, she’s supportive and affectionate. But I miss men, I miss being seen as “normal” I miss being penetrated and handed roughly. I hate myself for it, for never feeling complete, for always wanting something else. I hate the feeling that I am with a girl because I failed at being with men. Being bisexual is not the best of both worlds is having no world to begin with.
I still haven’t heard anything more about them… I don’t know why it takes so long to find out anything… But I suppose that makes sense since we’re not really taking a traditional approach to the whole search in the first place.
Marriage equality will, in time, fundamentally destroy “traditional marriage,” and I, for one, will dance on its grave.
It’s not a terribly difficult conclusion to draw.
As same-sex couples marry, they will be forced to re-imagine many tenets of your “traditional marriage.” In doing so, they will face a series of complicated questions:
Should one of us change our last name? And if so, who?
Should we have kids? Do we want to have kids? How do we want to have kids? Whose last name do our kids take?
How about housework, work-work, childcare? How do we assign these roles equitably? How do we cultivate a partnership that honors each of our professional and personal ambitions?
As questions continually arise, heterosexual couples will take notice — and be forced to address how much “traditional marriage” is built on gender roles and perpetuates a nauseating inequality that has no place in 2014.