Originally Posted by Ã‰tienne
I like to think that this is not the case, or ought not ot be. Somewhat naive, I guess.
My current relationship is a straight open relationship. Is this in any way influenced by a heterocentric model of normalcy? I like to think it isn't.
I think you think too much.
TouchÃ©. Admittedly I over think EVERYTHING (haha) and everybody tells me that.
My suspicion, though, about "heterocentric models of normalcy" is that, at least in many parts of the USA, they are ingrained in everything that is our culture. I subscribe to Sociocultural models of learning, which basically say that everything we "are" and think is socialized. As such, the way in which we can even "think" of ourselves is conditioned by the discourse in which we are enmeshed.
Growing up where I did, sadly my conceptual make up of reality is a certain way and it's taken me many years to try and undo it.
I wonder if France is different? Japan, for example, most certainly is. It was a very unique and interesting experience to see how things fundamentally are different from "the ground up" in the way identities are formed.