The practice of polyamory are bound to draw flak from conservatives and religious groups, but stresses they are not demanding people ditch monogamy right away.
What are the meanings of :
1. draw flak
2. ditch monogamy
If you are quoting from a text, please quote the passage accurately - and say where it came from.
Hong Kong Sex Association president and festival organizer Stanislaus Lai Ding-kee knows such liberal views are bound to draw flak from conservatives and religious groups, but stresses they are not demanding people ditch monogamy right away.
"Rather, we want them to be aware that there are alternative systems for relationships out there like polyamory that may be possibly better than the traditional monogamous relationship," Lai said.
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PS Incidentally, I think the sub-editor made rather a mess of the head-line. Maybe the word omitted is 'sex'...
Last edited by BobK; 07-Mar-2012 at 12:07.
"The practice of polyamory are"?! I can just about live with a practice... "stresses" something, which is grammatical even though not really possible in terms of making sense, but I'm pretty sure it can't "are" anything. Then there's the "they" which doesn't refer back to any plural noun that would make sense (since conservative groups are unlikely to be demanding people ditch monogamy at all!)
I didn't have any problems with the subjunctive at the end. I LIKE subjunctives :)
I misread. I was so bothered by polyamory (not that recent a neologism, but no less upsetting for that ) that I glossed over that whole clause!
Last edited by BobK; 07-Mar-2012 at 22:25. Reason: Fix typo
For the record, the word I was objecting to was 'polyamory'. 'Polyandry''s fine by me.