Bonus Episode: Reflections on 'The Truth About Autogynephilia'
Plus AMA Responses
Here’s the bonus episode for founding members, in which I reflect on my interview with Professor Michael Bailey, and respond to this question from Martin:
I wonder what you think of this hypothesis: serial monogamy is the one consequence of the sexual revolution that might be as authentically appealing to women as to men, and an explanation for female buy-in. The entitlement to romantic novelty appeals to both sexes just as the entitlement to sexual novelty appeals to men. If freed from Christian restraints, high status men might naturally favour the Tony Soprano model of lifelong romantic arrangements: a wife to be mother to the children and a valued (if subordinate) lifelong companion, combined with young attractive women on the side, as a renewable and disposable resource of sexual novelty. Our culture has evolved the more female-friendly norm of serial monogamy, where expectations of male and female fidelity are equal but temporary, and desire for a new romantic adventure can be invoked by either party as sufficient reason to escape the gruelling commitment of lifelong marriage. The pain caused by hook-up culture and porn is best understood as a disgusting triumph of male desire over female wellbeing, whereas the consequences of serial monogamy have been more of an equal opportunities fuck-up. The wreckage of so many broken hearts and homes is a sight that both sexes might want to survey in a humble spirit
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