An interview with an alternative lifestyle pioneer
By Julian Wolf
It comes up at parties. It’s frequently referenced in alternative lifestyle 101 classes. It has changed countless lives, saved numerous relationships and ignited new ones. What resource do we speak of? None other than the groundbreaking book The Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy. Published in 1997, The Ethical Slut gave language to a practice that many people had beenparticipating in, some blindly, for generations—polyamory. The Ethical Slut is a guidebook to what consensual, ethical, non-monogamycan be, and outlines how to do it in a logical, practical way. Needless to say, when thenew edition of the book came out this past year many people were ecstatic,but nowhere near as ecstatic as we were when Easton agreed toparticipate in a virtual interview with the Alibi. She found some time on a trip to Europe to answer a few questions.