amatonormativity

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

amato- +‎ normativity

Noun[edit]

amatonormativity (uncountable)

  1. The assumption that all human beings pursue love or romance, especially by means of a monogamous long-term relationship.
    • 2012, Elizabeth Brake, Minimizing Marriage: Marriage, Morality, and the Law, page 98:
      These burdens are not arbitrary in the way I have been arguing that amatonormativity is; for I have been arguing that there is no justification for the differential treatment in this case. Moreover, amatonormativity targets singles as singles, whereas scheduling only burdens late sleepers as a side effect of coordinating activity.

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