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Rob Brown said on June 16th, 2008 at 6:01 pm

“…polygamous Mormons are people too (and not at all child rapists or anything like that)…”

There’s no way all of them are child rapists or even accomplices, though, right? (And the definition of “rape” or “accomplice to rape” does include, IMO, parents or authority figures pressuring a reluctant or flat out unwilling girl into marrying an older man and allowing him to do whatever he wants to her.)

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There’s no way all of them are child rapists or even accomplices, though, right?

“All,” no. “Many,” yes. And Big Love‘s characters are explicitly described as being raised in a polygamous compound, which are not traditionally bastions of liberal, equality-rights thinking.

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motteditor said on June 16th, 2008 at 6:33 pm

You don’t like “Big Love”? I think it’s fascinating (I’m in the midst of season two right now, thanks to Netflix). Best advertisement against polygamy that I could imagine (not that that’s likely to ever be a problem for me anyway), but some real interesting character work in the show.

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…dammit, now I have to go read the Agony Booth’s maiming of Bakshi’s LOTR again.

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