It's a big night for polygamy, what with the upcoming finale of Big Love and the season premiere of Sister Wives. I've been watching Big Love for all 3 seasons-partly just for the guilty pleasure of seeing Chloe Sevigny looking so aggressively un-hot-and while I've felt many emotions: pity, anger, disbelief…when imagining the plight of the sister wives, I consistently felt one thing when watching scenes about parenting.
Talk about having a Village. Other mothers? Sure, I could imagine the competition is fierce. You think you feel bad when your kid loves on the babysitter? But polygamy requires a sort of shift in the idea of a single supreme connection in a marriage. Maybe that spreading out of love translates to the mother-child connection, too? It's a scary thought, but think about what comes along with it. A network of women who truly are almost as invested in your children as youRead More »from Polygamy May Suck for Women, but it's Great for Mothers