Analysis Of Sister Wives

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Sister Wives, should polygamy be legalized? Polygamy has been around for many years and with the TV show Sister Wives it can now be viewed in our homes weekly with each new season it brings. The show reminds us of the controversy that surrounds plural marriage. Should plural marriage be legalized? There are many opinions on this touchy topic. Should we, as a society, just leave it be, mind our own business as it were? Should we turn a blind eye to the accusations of abuse and underage marriages taking place? If all parties are of legal age, should it even matter what someone does with his or her own life? Are they hurting anyone? Is marriage meant for only two persons? What if it is a religious practice? My personal opinion on this controversial subject is, if you are of legal age and consenting to a particular lifestyle, …show more content…
Meri, Christine and Robyn were raised with polygamous backgrounds. Janelle is the only wife who grew up in the LDS faith and then converted to the principle of plural marriage. Each one of these women were and still are consensual in this marriage they have with Kody and with being sister wives with each other. The women who grew up with polygamy had an idea of what it was like to be a part of a plural marriage. The struggles each wife faces with jealousy, sharing time with each other, being a mom to all the children, not just the ones they gave birth too. I think with Janelle it may have been different without that past to give her an idea of what it may be like. In the beginning of her marriage, there was some strain between her and Meri. Each trying to find their place within their new marriage and family. Some of this reminds me of blended families and how each person tries to find their place within the new family. Sometimes this comes easy or naturally and in some cases it is a

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