Monday, March 29, 2010

Tonight's Show: Polygamy

Tonight on the show, Jennie and Geea discuss polygamy in Canada, America, and other parts of the world. In particular we'll focus on the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints (FLDS). The FLDS's are branch of Mormonism that is not accepted by the 'regular' Mormon church because they practice Polygamy - the type of marriage that involves one husband and multiple wives. Groups of FLDS's live mostly in Texas, Utah and Arizona, but there is also a small group in Bountiful, BC.

Some of the questions we pose tonight...
  • Is polygamy inherently anti-feminist?
  • What are the social, economic or cultural reasons for polygamy?
  • How are women treated in in the Church of FLDS?
  • Are there any societies that practice polyandry (one wife, multiple husbands)?

Here are some links to articles we will reference throughout the show.

Mormon polygamy in Canada among the FLDS -
Lost boys are the forgotten polygamy victims - The Vancouver Sun
Bountiful - CBC, The Fifth Estate

Tune in tonight from 8:00 to 8:30 pm on CJSW 90.9 fm, or at
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