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Polygamy in America

January 27, 2010

 

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National Geographic

Imagine a community in America where children live without television and junk food, playing outside in their free time like almost all children once did. In Colorado City, Arizona, many children enjoy this wholesome life. There’s only one hitch: their fathers typically have many wives.

In its latest issue, National Geographic magazine explores the lives of polygamous Mormon fundamentalists, members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of  Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) in Colorado City and Hildale, Utah. It’s a fascinating glimpse into an alternate universe, enviable in some ways, believe it or not, but clearly a world that is structurally unsound. Read More »

 

Idealized Beauty

January 27, 2010

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Think of it. Women once aspired to look like Lady Agnew. Now they aspire to look something like TV anchorwoman Mika Brzezinski, who appears in the post below. They are both pretty, but there is a world of difference between them. There is no manliness in the woman above; no tenderness in the woman below. Into whose arms would a man or child rush? Feminine beauty will never die, but we seem to have entered its twilight.

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