Originally Posted by nycindie
Monogamy does not necessarily preclude autonomy in relationships.
This discussion has been of particular interest to me of late.
As long as we are using monogamy to mean: romantic exclusivity (sexual and emotional), I disagree that monogamy does not preclude autonomy.
At the heart of this relationship structure is the prohibiting of freedom to act. "If you want to be in a relationship with me you may not have sex with or fall in love with anyone but me". This denies autonomy right out of the gate.