I appreciate your understanding of the complex issues of monogamy, human history, and culture! You’ve obviously thought about it a lot! I do agree that marriage is historically a patriarchal construct, but I also think that with intention we can redefine it if we choose to. I don’t think I’ll ever be convinced that polyamory is superior. I think when done right, either can be better than the other, but it all depends on the people involved and how they practice whatever relationship style they choose.