Polyamory as a gendered experience: Portuguese women talk about non-monogamies and discrimination

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Daniel Cardoso (FCSH-UNL; ECATI-ULHT), Inês Ribeiro (FCSH-UNL)


Polyamory emerged as an identity in the early nineties, and non-monogamous people face social discrimination, especially women. This exploratory study analyses how Portuguese non-monogamous women talk about discrimination and how they cope with how society seeks to frame women’s agency as problematic both by its supposed inexistence and excess.