Jane Doe, the chief activist for the consanguinamory community (a minority group consenting to have adult blood relative relationships and who are fighting for the right to do it legally) returns in today’s episode. Jane asked me if she could have the chance to share data she collected on her group, including findings about their socio-economic status, what % of the population is consang, what types of relationships are most prevalent (parent-child, siblings, etc.), whether they choose to cohabitate or live apart, whether they have children or not (and who the children are with), how long their relationships generally last, and more. She plans to leverage the data she’s collected and combine it with future surveys that will focus on things like debunking the mutant baby myth and proving that being consang is an orientation, much like being gay.
I’m still quite surprised to learn that there’s an entire underground rights movement around this. As such, the journalist in me comes out, and we tackle topics such as the moral questions general society has about their group, the fact that many states and countries already allow it, the similarities between her community’s grassroots fight for equality and the LGBT community, and more.
I have altered her voice, at her request, to protect her identity, so please bear that in mind as you listen.
The complete survey data can be found at consanguinamory.wordpress.com/the-consanguinamory-study-analysis/
If you wish to contact Jane directly, you can reach her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.