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Following Lynne Huffer’s work on queer feminism, this chapter centers the figure of the lesbian in order to develop a dyke ethics that engenders more nuanced thinking about both monogamy and embodiment. The chapter reads Alison Bechdel’s comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For to elaborate a “dyke ethics of antimonogamy.” Grounded in notions of friendship, community, and social justice, this ethics decenters the sexual dyad in a way that polyamory does not. It also insists on a theoretical and ethical disposition of respect for the simultaneously political and embodied nature of desire. In so doing, it offers first a...

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