Rules People

Those who cling to traditional morality are quick to remind queer people about what our relationships don’t have. They point loudly to our inability to procreate, our alleged lower rate of long-term monogamy, or the health impacts that they believe are part of the ‘gay lifestyle.’ There’s no point arguing; people who believe that there’s only one way to lead a life prefer the simplicity of strict rules over the reality of our complex existence. Knowing this doesn’t make the comments of these ‘rules people’ any quieter or less hurtful, though. …

Jacob Maxwell

An overthinking academic trying to balance creativity, logic, emotion, and meaning. Passionate about animal science, LGBTQ2+ culture, and educational reform.

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