Posts tagged "polygamy"

We Aren’t Seriously Talking About Legalizing Group Marriage, Are We?

Aren’t race and trans* rights sort of bigger issues right now?

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 9, 2015

Fox Host Wonders: “Can Three People Get Married Now?”

Welp, we guess some idiot had to be the first to say it.

By: Robyn Pennacchia / June 26, 2015

Former FLDS Member Gets Pelted With Live Chickens While Coming For Her Kids

Sabrina Tetzner, a former member of the Warren Jeffs polygamous radical Mormon sect of the The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), recently received sole custody of her four children, who were being held captive by an aunt inside of the sect. When Tetzner arrived to pick up the kids yesterday,…

By: Katrin Higher / April 11, 2015

Saudi Woman Convinces Fiancé To Marry Her Two Best Friends As Well

Here’s a twist on polygamy for you. A Saudi woman told her fiancé that she would marry him on the condition that he would also marry her two best friends, who happened to be her coworkers at the school she taught at. At first the man thought it was a joke, but the woman wa…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 2, 2013

Pray Tell: I Watch “Sister Wives” For The Daughters, Not The Wives

Pray Tell is The Frisky’s new biweekly column about the intersection of religion and women’s lives. 

The third season of the TLC series “Sister Wives” premiered this week. The show is about the Brown family — Kody, and his wives Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn. They have 17 kids, including three from Robyn’…

By: Lilit Marcus / November 21, 2012

The Soapbox: In Marriage Equality, Three Shouldn’t Be A Crowd

When a public notary in Sao Paulo, Brazil, authorized a civil union between one man and two women, neither she nor the triad expected to make headlines. Now, three months after their three-way relationship was formalized, it has become an international news story with flashy headlines like “‘Big Love’ In Brazil.” The members of the…

By: Carrie Nelson / September 10, 2012

Natalie Kenly & Rachel Oberlin — All About Charlie Sheen’s “Goddesses”

,

Charlie Sheen just can’t stop talking, can he? Over the weekend, he invited cameras into his home and introduced them to his two “goddesses”—a porn star named “Rach” and a model named “Natty“—the two women who are living…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 2, 2011

I Want To Have A Four-Way

Sometimes I get to watching shows about polygamy and find myself imagining for a moment what that would be like. If I don’t feel like cooking, no problem! A sister wife could do it. If I’m not up for sex? It’s not my turn anyway! I want to see a movie with friends? My sister…

By: The Stir / December 26, 2010

How I Escaped Polygamy

I pulled the curtain back from the living room window in my small adobe home and stared at the dirt road winding down the little hill into Los Molinos. In the three years I’d been married to Verlan, this was the longest he’d ever been away. How many times in the past four months had…

By: Lemondrop / October 19, 2010

“Sister Wives” Hubby Doesn’t Want To Go To Jail

“I just hope they don’t put me in jail for loving four women.”
—Kody Brown of “Sister Wives” on the fact that the Utah County Attorney is currently deciding whether to press felony bigamy charges against him. A conviction could mean five years in jail, and this would be the first polygamy case in Utah…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 14, 2010

“Sister Wives” Preview: Much Ado Over A Kiss

So, I think we can all agree that, aside from the fact that the Browns are being investigated for bigamy, TLC’s “Sister Wives” is a tad too snoozy for our taste. That said, the topics in it are still pretty fascinating—so I’m all about watching clips from the show. Like this one, that will…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 30, 2010

Fall TV Guide: “Sister Wives,” The Real-Life “Big Love”

Last night, I had dinner over at my mom’s apartment with my brother and his girlfriend and we got to talking about reconsidering the legality (or illegality) of plural marriage, i.e. polygamy. Putting aside personal feelings on the idea of polygamy, what we ended up concluding was that the government shouldn’t consider marriage a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 27, 2010

Woman Finds Photos On Facebook Of Her Husband Marrying Another Woman—Or Did She?

,
On Tuesday, Lynn France went on the “Today Show” to share what she calls the shock of her life. Lynn, a wife and mother of two, says that while checking Facebook, she came across photos of her husband …

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 5, 2010

Utah Women Go Through A Lot To Get Married

There must really be a man shortage in Utah because some women have resorted to dire measures to find husbands. Take, for instance, sisters Katie and Priscilla Churcher, who are both married to Travis. All three were raised as Fundamentalist Mormons, a splinter group of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints that practice…

By: Annika Harris / July 20, 2009

Quickies!: Kelly Osbourne Arrested, A Very Bloody “Valentine,” & J.Lo’s Ring Returns

Kelly Osbourne was arrested in conjunction with her assault incident with gossip columnist Zoe Griffin in August. [Just Jared]
Kiefer Sutherland revealed recently that there will only be one more season of “24” after the current season. And his character Jack Bauer isn’t going to have a happy ending. [Mirror.co.uk]
A teen attending a screening…

By: Annika Harris / January 19, 2009

Quickies!: There’s A Thin Line Between Warren Jeffs & Hugh Hefner

Alisa Leonard-Hansen has a point that there isn’t much of a difference between polygamy and Hugh Hefner’s lifestyle. Video above! [I’m Just Sayin’]
An 88-year-old woman grabbed a burglar’s nuts to prevent him from attacking her. My hero! [DListed]…

By: Persia Ali / December 31, 2008

Man With 86 Wives Defies Government Divorce Order

We’ve all dated cocky guys, but Mohammed Bello takes the cake! About a month ago, we here at The Frisky were befuddled by the story of a Nigerian man with 86 wives. At the apparently arrogant age of 84, Mohammed Bello was still fathering children and seen as a preacher and healer to his wives,…

By: Simcha / September 2, 2008

Polygamist Compound Raided

While it may take until 2009 for HBO’s hot hit Big Love to start its third season, there’s some real life polygamy drama going down in Texas and Warren Jeffs is a real-life Roman Grant. After an unidentified 16-year-old girl called 911 to report sexual and physical abuse, Police raided the Fundamentalist Church of Jesu…

By: Simcha / April 7, 2008