Posted By Jeff on July 5, 2010
That’s the consensus headline or near-the-top-of the story tidbit, anyway.
Only, of course, she did not actually say that monogamy is outdated. She said that it isn’t for her. She said it isn’t for everybody. She did not, as far as I can tell, say that monogamy is outdated for everyone or deride monogamy in any way.
She did apparently say, in an interview with German magazine Bunte:
“You don’t find true love, it finds you. Somewhere out there, there’s someone you can share your love with. Our society tries to makes us believe you’re ready for love at 18, have to get married and spend the rest of your life with the same man. Bullshit! That’s not the ideal anymore these days. Some people find their true love at 50 and with today’s life expectancy you could live another 50 years with that person. Just imagine having to sleep with the same guy for 20, 30 or even 50 years. If you can’t you shouldn’t go there.”
Not exactly radical. So why does she get painted as a foe of monogamy?
Mostly because bad journalists painted her into a corner. I suspect she minds, when this happens.
I can’t find the original interview with Bunte, unfortunately, so this is all at least second-hand news. The only current info about Ms. Diaz on the German magazines web site asks: “Eine Überdosis Botox?” I won’t insult anyone’s intelligence by translating or even commenting.