Bitter Honey Tackles Polygamy in Indonesia From Women's Perspective

American pop culture has recently framed polygamy as the domain of Mormons (think Kody Brown of TLC's creepy Sister Wives) and Chloe Sevigny going plain-Jane prairie-style in HBO's Big Love. But a new documentary, Bitter Honey, set in Bali, examines the Indonesian tradition of men having multiple spouses—a practice… » 11/07/14 4:30pm 11/07/14 4:30pm

Kenyan Parliament Passes a Law Making Polygamy Legal

Kenya's parliament passed a bill Thursday making it legal for a man to take multiple wives without the knowledge or consent of his original partner(s). The vote prompted female members of parliament to storm out in protest and one called the male members of parliament present "insecure" and "chauvinistic." » 3/21/14 12:20pm 3/21/14 12:20pm

Is Polygamy the New Gay Marriage? This Polygamist Thinks So.

If gay marriage is really about legal rights and the government staying out of people's bedrooms, then why can't the same idea apply to polygamist unions? That's what Kody Brown, star of TLC's Sister Wives, presented in his case challenging Utah's ban on polygamy. The state is also struggling to reaching a unanimous… » 1/10/14 10:00am 1/10/14 10:00am

Fox News Personality Proclaims That MARRIAGE IS DEAD, OVER, KAPUT

Pour one out for the institution of marriage, folks. It had a pretty good run, but according to it's finally kicked the bucket: "Marriage died in 2013," melodramatically proclaims a headline on the site. Auf wiedersehen! » 1/02/14 10:55am 1/02/14 10:55am

Judge Rules That Polygamy Is Only Technically Illegal in Utah

Polygamists in Utah are probably enjoying a whole weekend of non-alcoholic Jello shots after a U.S. District Court judge ruled Friday that parts of Utah's polygamy laws are unconstitutional, effectively decriminalizing polygamy. » 12/15/13 12:00pm 12/15/13 12:00pm

Warren Jeffs' Polygamist Compound Is ThisClose to Being Seized by…

In what they're calling the final chapter in a 5-year, multimillion dollar battle against polygamist cult leader Warren Jeffs, the Texas Attorney General's Office has filed a 91-page affidavit in support of a search and seizure warrant for Jeffs' Mormon fundamentalist compound, the Yearning for Zion Ranch. The… » 11/29/12 12:30pm 11/29/12 12:30pm

Justice Department Putting the Kibosh on Intimidation in FLDS-Dominated…

The creepy saga of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints in Utah and Arizona may be rocketing toward a satisfying conclusion. The U.S. Justice Department has filed suit against two towns straddling the Utah-Arizona border, alleging that town officials have continued to take their cue from… » 6/21/12 11:55pm 6/21/12 11:55pm

Why Sister Wives Hasn't Resulted in a Polygamy Conviction

Sister Wives, that show on TLC (The Learning Channel — where America goes to gawk at weirdos) that features a constantly grinning blonde man and his four wives who live in Utah with there eleventeen kids, features a family blatantly breaking the law. On television. So why hasn't anyone had to pay a fine or go to jail? » 6/01/12 1:30pm 6/01/12 1:30pm

Soldier Dies in Afghanistan, Leaving Two Wives to Fight Over His Stuff

This sounds pretty awkward. A California serviceman who was killed in Afghanistan has been survived by a forecasted category 5 shitstorm, as he neglected to tell his second wife that he hadn't yet divorced his first wife. And now the two wives are locked in a heated, terribly depressing fight over his stuff. » 5/08/12 7:00pm 5/08/12 7:00pm

Concerned Voter Wants to Know if Newt Gingrich will Legalize Polygamy

Smirking blowhard Newt Gingrich has been threatening to run for President for decades now, and this year, he's closer than he's ever been to following through on that threat. But as the Iowa caucuses approach like a thundering herd of angry ex wives, it's been difficult for evangelicals to wrap their heads around how… » 12/29/11 3:35pm 12/29/11 3:35pm

Kody Brown's Precious Seeds Require Neverending Supply Of Wombs…

On TV, Kody Brown hasn't gone into much depth about why having multiple spouses is a privilege reserved for men. But on Twitter, he explains — and the answer involves his seed. » 11/30/11 3:55pm 11/30/11 3:55pm

Sister Wives' Greatest Fear: Feminists!

On last night's episode of Sister Wives, the Browns visited Tufts University, where they'd been invited to be part of a discussion about their religion and lifestyle. When asked if they were nervous or scared. Christine said she was "imagining an audience full of feminists." OH NO OH MY GOD ANYTHING BUT THAT. She… » 11/14/11 2:00pm 11/14/11 2:00pm

Sister Wives Makes The Case Against Brother-Husbands

The four women on Sister Wives have certainly done a lot in terms of showing us how polygamous marriage works, at least as they practice it, and the difficulties inherent in it. They've also made some aspects of having sister-wives look quite appealing. Naturally, this has led to the question for many of us women who… » 11/13/11 5:05pm 11/13/11 5:05pm

Sister Wives Does A Kid Swap

Say what you will about all the of the drama that goes on in the Brown Family, but Sister Wives certainly has shown us that—even if it has serious drawbacks—having a sister wife (or wives) would sometimes be pretty awesome. Whether it's sharing the cooking or allowing you some much needed time away from your husband,… » 10/30/11 6:35pm 10/30/11 6:35pm

Sister Wives Start Working Out, But Not Because The New Wife Is Thin

Most of last night's episode of Sister Wives dealt with the wives joining a gym and working out. It was especially tough for Jenelle, the heaviest of the wives, because she doesn't like to talk about her weight, and feels that it's the one area of her life where she lacks strength and confidence. » 10/24/11 3:30pm 10/24/11 3:30pm

The Polygamists Who Let Women Choose Who They Want to Marry

The Browns of Sister Wives fame aren't the only polygamists on TV tonight. Meet Michael and his three wives, who live in Centennial Park, a polygamist community in Arizona. They're being featured on Our America with Lisa Ling, and they seem far more low-key than the Browns. They also differ from most polygamists… » 10/23/11 6:45pm 10/23/11 6:45pm

The Real Reason The Dude From Sister Wives Is Polygamous

On last night's episode of Sister Wives, Kody Brown took his four wives to visit his hometown of Lovell, Wyoming. It was his first time going back "openly as a polygamist." He talked about having the "Scarlett P" on his shoulder, and the townsfolk did seem to be pretty judgy. One young woman was upset because she… » 10/17/11 12:10pm 10/17/11 12:10pm

Barefoot Woman Escapes From Warren Jeffs's Compound

A 25-year-old woman has escaped from the polygamist community where Warren Jeffs's other wives still live. Her flight shows that even though Jeffs is in jail, the nightmare may not be over for some of his followers. » 10/13/11 10:30am 10/13/11 10:30am

3 Out Of 4 Sister Wives Kids Probably Won't Be Polygamous

Last night on Sister Wives, Kody Brown informed his oldest kids that he didn't want them to have "romantic experiences" while they are still in high school. This was before he allowed them to go on a group outing with some kids they'd met at school. Kody also warned his kids that they should not be sexual until they… » 10/03/11 2:05pm 10/03/11 2:05pm

Kody Brown Invites Brad Pitt to Join His Sister Wives Family

Oh, brother. Kody Brown, the energetic patriarch on TLC's "Sister Wives," has a brilliant plan for expanding his already sizeable brood: ask Brad Pitt to join the family. » 9/23/11 6:00pm 9/23/11 6:00pm