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    Plutocracy (noun) Greek ploutokratia, from ploutos wealth; 1) government by the wealthy; 2) 21st c. U.S.A.; 3) 22nd c. The World

    by bkamr on Mon May 13, 2013 at 02:45:29 PM PDT

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    •  Unfortunately, as you'll see from it, as practiced (0+ / 0-)

      in Ancient Greece pederasty was another expression of contempt for women. Men tended not to think of wives as their equals or friends, and in the classic form of pederasty (passive younger partner, active older partner) power differentials were preserved as was "masculinity". Not really an example of homosexuality that speaks to me.



      Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? . . . and respect the dignity of every human being.

      by Wee Mama on Mon May 13, 2013 at 02:58:58 PM PDT

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      •  Okay, yeah, it was a form of paternalism and (0+ / 0-)

        mysoginy, but what else was/ is new?  That wasn't the question, and of course, I find that reprehensible.  :)  

        The initial question was how bisexual IS the human species, atcually?  Interestingly, you have just made the point that the Greeks' disregard for women culturally made them turn to other me -- which means that they really did not genetically loathe other men sexually all that very much.

        Plutocracy (noun) Greek ploutokratia, from ploutos wealth; 1) government by the wealthy; 2) 21st c. U.S.A.; 3) 22nd c. The World

        by bkamr on Thu May 16, 2013 at 07:59:13 PM PDT

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