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19 January 2013 @ 02:09 pm
Song "Jolene" rewritten from a poly POV  
with thanks to browngirl for the link.

une idee fixeideealisme on January 19th, 2013 08:52 pm (UTC)
Made me smile.

The one thing though that stands out for me about the original is the complete imbalance of power: "You could have your choice of men, but I could never love again." The singer is powerless both against Jolene and against her husband. She is reduced to "begging". Which makes me wonder if polyamory must be predicated on a fair balance of power to begin with.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on January 19th, 2013 10:32 pm (UTC)
I think in general polyamory does need a good balance of power, or at least a strong belief in one's partner's(s') love and trustworthiness, and in one's own self worth.