Homosexuality, abnormality, and civil rights; beyond gay marriage. Summary of last week"s lecture: objectiication and derivatization. The diference between them and why one might object to the objection to objectiication. This allows as cahill suggested for us to be more realistic about 1) the requirement of perfect autonomy is kind of an idealization, and 2) the body is after all what we are. We are bodies, we are animals, and the idea that somehow by concentrating on someone"s body has built in absurdity because one is after all a body: kurtz"s attack: the slippery slope to polyamory. His rather simple argument followed a track that was essentially question-begging in terms of the value he attributes to convention (traditional). The most common form of marriage in all of the cultures known in the world is polygamy. Polygamy = some men have several or many wives, and some men have none at all.