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Old 09-23-2010, 02:50 PM   #1
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I just heard about this show on the radio this morning.
Even though the idea of it disgusts me, I get the feeling that I'll probably be sucked in to watching it... For a few episodes, at least. It's like a trainwreck...

http://tlc.discovery.com/tv/sister-wives

Anyone else?
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Totally grosses/creeps me out, this is one show I won't be watching
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While I'm a fan of Big Love, I can't bring myself to watch a trainwreck-reality-show about plural marriage. Big Love is fiction. This...is just misogyny and religious-based female oppression...and probably abuse of the welfare system, like most religious plural marriages engage in.
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I can understand why some would choose to be in a polyandrous relationship.

I do, however, greatly dislike the polygyny-only standard that seems to be more prevalent in polyandrous relationships. I think that if one parter is free to have other partners, then so should the others. I don't like the whole man-with-a-harem schtick.
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I can understand why some would choose to be in a polyandrous relationship.

I do, however, greatly dislike the polygyny-only standard that seems to be more prevalent in polyandrous relationships. I think that if one parter is free to have other partners, then so should the others. I don't like the whole man-with-a-harem schtick.

I'm not anti-plural-marriage. I think I might like one myself. This is just female oppression dressed up as plural marriage.
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I can understand why some would choose to be in a polyandrous relationship.

I do, however, greatly dislike the polygyny-only standard that seems to be more prevalent in polyandrous relationships. I think that if one parter is free to have other partners, then so should the others. I don't like the whole man-with-a-harem schtick.

I'm not anti-plural-marriage. I think I might like one myself. This is just female oppression dressed up as plural marriage.
I agree. I don't get the concept of men having harems and breeding their own freakin' tribes. Squicks me out, and I'm fairly sexually open minded.
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I think what rcc and rcw have mentioned is why it grosses me out, if the women also had other men then just their husband then I wouldn't be so bothered because then they are all equal. This show reminds me of a lifetime (yea I said lifetime lol) movie called the 19th wife, that movie pissed me off so much. The women were treated like little slaves, sexual objects. They were so brainwashed and like little robots except for the main character who wasn't in a plural marriage.
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What happened to the days when TLC actually aired programming that taught viewers something? I mean, it is named The Learning Channel. *shrugs*
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What happened to the days when TLC actually aired programming that taught viewers something? I mean, it is named The Learning Channel. *shrugs*
It *was* The Learning Channel. I guess they couldn't call it The Non-traditional families Channel, so why not TLC?

Even with the imbalance of men to women, I don't see how all men can have a partner/mate if you get too many men having multiple wives where the wives remain monogamous to the one man. You had to off some men or something.
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What happened to the days when TLC actually aired programming that taught viewers something? I mean, it is named The Learning Channel. *shrugs*
It *was* The Learning Channel. I guess they couldn't call it The Non-traditional families Channel, so why not TLC?

Even with the imbalance of men to women, I don't see how all men can have a partner/mate if you get too many men having multiple wives where the wives remain monogamous to the one man. You had to off some men or something.
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What happened to the days when TLC actually aired programming that taught viewers something? I mean, it is named The Learning Channel. *shrugs*
It *was* The Learning Channel. I guess they couldn't call it The Non-traditional families Channel, so why not TLC?

Even with the imbalance of men to women, I don't see how all men can have a partner/mate if you get too many men having multiple wives where the wives remain monogamous to the one man. You had to off some men or something.
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They do seem to have a focus on unusual families now.

I did like it better when it was a little more educational. I do like What Not to Wear and early Trading Spaces though.
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Even with the imbalance of men to women, I don't see how all men can have a partner/mate if you get too many men having multiple wives where the wives remain monogamous to the one man. You had to off some men or something.


Pushing out boys is what those fundie-poly-mormon cults do...not enough women to let the young bucks have any.

I think if humans made their own plural marriages without religion telling them how to do it, there would be more equalization...multi-men marriages (polyandry...my preference) would probably offset all the multi-women marriages.
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um euw? but hey if those women go for that then...
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What happened to the days when TLC actually aired programming that taught viewers something? I mean, it is named The Learning Channel. *shrugs*
It *was* The Learning Channel. I guess they couldn't call it The Non-traditional families Channel, so why not TLC?

Even with the imbalance of men to women, I don't see how all men can have a partner/mate if you get too many men having multiple wives where the wives remain monogamous to the one man. You had to off some men or something.
At least those other shows can be considered somewhat educational!

In addition to what RCW said, they also will find some offense some man committed and use that to shun him and redistribute all his wives as punishment.
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I would never feel comfortable to share a SO with someone else. I know others may feel different. The thing that bothers me is that these women are being brainwashed into being slaves. I hate that they bring religion into it too.
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um euw? but hey if those women go for that then...

So many of them don't know anything different and it doesn't help they bundle it up with religion.
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Completely grossed out, I mean that was just slimy for some reason i didn't think they had kids. This reminds me of women who help men(their partner) kidnap and rape children and they keep mum about it. This is sick, I don't know if I believe their is no incestuous relationship that has taken place between sisters and husband other thougts are too foul to mention cross my mind of what the sisters would allow within the household.

That guy was just slimy and he had a i'mma stud vibe. Which I was not expecting, first "hip" polygamous man on tv, they are usually homely and not so worldy.

WOW no more men needed to be added to the bunch, that just makes it grosser and more degrading to me. Every man having his turn with you when he wants, all three men knocking on your door at night.. a never ending revolving door of fuccing.. seems like there would just be too much going on, someone always needing some for someone a slave to sex. Just my opinion. At least one women gets a break and he can go to the next one lol... Anyway, yeah i find it incredibly gross and wow they have kids?!?!?

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So many of them don't know anything different and it doesn't help they bundle it up with religion.
True...but for them it's okay. Folks are grown, if they want to walk away from it, they can.

Now I don't know if it's them but here's what I don't like. I remember reading some book about this group that lived that like and they made this young girl marry this old old old guy and he practically raped her of her virginity and her parents were in the damn house! And I think she was young.

That's the thing that I can't take. But if you have willing, responsible adults whom choose to live this lifestyle, more power.
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I don't share..... but hey, if they like it I love it
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True...but for them it's okay. Folks are grown, if they want to walk away from it, they can.

Now I don't know if it's them but here's what I don't like. I remember reading some book about this group that lived that like and they made this young girl marry this old old old guy and he practically raped her of her virginity and her parents were in the damn house! And I think she was young.

That's the thing that I can't take. But if you have willing, responsible adults whom choose to live this lifestyle, more power.
ITA, keep your hands off the girls. They're not legal, you freakin perv. That's what I want to hit them with (literally, a baseball bat with that carved in)
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