This is a few days old, but I've been away from things for a little while. Paul Wilson over at Media Research reports that HuffPo blogger Vicki Larson has declared that men need to cheat. Monogamy ain't all it's cracked up to be, apparently.
Monogamy isn't the only "proper" way to be in a relationship, and [sociologist Eric Anderson] says it's time that society finds "multiple forms of acceptable sexual relationship types -- including sexually open relationships -- that coexist without hierarchy or hegemony." It's especially important for today's young men, for whom monogamous sex seems more boring than in generations past because of easy premarital sex and pornography.
Translation: marital monogamy is outmoded because other means of satisfying one's urges are just easier. The argument appears to be that said behavior is acceptable because it it easier than the alternative. There are, however, simply too many golden quotes in this piece to highlight here, but the one above capture the overall sentiment.
Yes Ricochet, the old "it's natural so it must be okay" trope has once again reared its ugly head, and in so doing, exposes the fraud of the secular left. Once we use nature to justify the behaviors we do like, it becomes all the easier to justify the ones we don't. It's acceptable, after all, for men to run around having sex with everything in sight because that's what's "natural" for them.
More importantly, though, it seems that leftists believe in human nature only when it comes to very specific things. Left wing thinkers have been saying for years that governments and societies can and should mold and shape the motivations and wills of their citizens to suit the greater good. Our behavior and motivations are, of course, somewhat malleable, but they are subject to certain constraints. Whether one calls it the Selfish Gene or Original Sin, our capabilities and behaviors are subject to limitations.
Sexual behavior, however, seems to be one of those things that liberals do seem to think is hard-coded. Everything else is a social construct, but sexuality? Definitely hard-wired. I'm not saying it necessarily isn't, but liberals seem to be curiously selective when it comes to this sort of thing. I suspect they would not be saying so were it not to their political advantage.