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During the pilot episode of the documentary series, “Polygamy, USA,” two women are out on a date with their husband talking about how they need a new wife.
Wife One says to Wife Two that she’d prefer a new wife who can cook interesting meals, maybe a Mexican? They chuckle and consider other attributes, maybe she could be a massage therapist? They settle back on the Mexican concept. ”Dude,” says Wife One, “it’s all about the food.”
This glib moment is revealing about several things:
1. Though it’s essentially patriarchal, women in polygamous families do have “a voice.”
2. Fundamentalist mormons use the word “dude.”
3. Mothers of young children care more about getting help around the house than pretty much anything else.
“Religion Isn’t a Part of Our Life. Religion Is Our Life”
FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER AN ARIZONA COMMUNITY WHERE POLYGAMY IS ALIVE AND WELL OPENS ITS DOORS FOR THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL
New Series “Polygamy, USA” Premieres Tuesday, May 7, at 9 PM ET/PT
April 14, 2013
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My three wives
Society has come a long way toward accepting gay marriage. Could the same ever be true for my polygamous family?
BY JOE DARGER
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5. Polygamy Activism
Polygamists, perhaps emboldened by the gains made by same-sex-marriage activists, have started advocating for their type of family. In February, Kody Brown, husband of four, father of 17 and the central figure in the popular Lifetime reality show Sister Wives, sued the state of Utah, claiming religious discrimination. He and others, including the Darger family (three wives, 26 children), have been writing and talking openly about their way of life in an effort to have polygamy decriminalized. The courts in Utah have agreed to hear the case.
Don't miss this look inside at a wonderful polygamist family as one of their daughters embarks on a new journey - getting married!
The Darger's were just featured on TLC Sisterwives show doing a "plygcation" to California with the Brown family. They have also written a book called "Love Times Three" which I highly recommend everyone read.
Love Times Three can be purchased at the site below
Hello my name is Phillip Madison and I am a student studying American attitudes toward polygamy. As you already are probably aware, there have been many recent national news stories and television shows that address the topic of polygamy and people seem to be genuinely curious about it as a lifestyle.
I'm currently running a survey for my dissertation and was hoping to get responses to some questions about attitudes toward polygamous lifestyle. Any responses you could help me get would be much appreciated and I'd gladly make my findings available for anyone who is curious. All responses are anonymous and I am not interested in who survey-takers are, just what they think. Thank you, and I hope to hear from you soon!
This brief history showed up in my newsfeed this morning regarding Alex Joseph.
Hello, I am currently going to school for journalism in the midwest and am writing an article for class about polygamy. Since the institution is mainly looked at from a patriarchal perspective, I would love to get the point of view of a few sister wives or even a whole family (if it is permitted, of course). I feel that many people are looking at polygamy from the wrong perspective and would like to change their views. If you would like to talk to me, I'd love to hear your story or view any sources you may have to help me. Thanks!
My name is Brian and I am a reality TV producer. There is a network wanting us to film a new show based on happy families that practice Polygamy. I honestly wasn't sure where to look, so I decided to join the 4TheFamily forum and just come out and ask. I hope its okay that I'm doing this. If you have any questions, I would be glad to answer them right here in this forum or if they are private questions, you can hit me privately as well.
Below is the casting call for the show. We would like to begin filming in the next five weeks. Each family involved will be compensated $4k per episode, which is nice. If the ratings are good, the families can renegotiate for the next seasons. We normally run 13 episodes per season. I hope this finds everyone well. Thanks, - Brian