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Morning Roundup: NYC Council Passes CPC Disclosure Bill

Would-be clinic bomber gets short sentence thanks to good grades, BYU basketball player kicked off the team for having premarital sex, prosecutors may seek death penalty against Kermit Gosnell, and NYC will be the next city that requires CPC’s to disclose they don’t provide abortion.

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The Beneficent Patriarchy of “Big Love” Loses Its Luster

The “heart” of Big Love has been in the question of how women survive in patriarchy, zooming in on the three wives struggling with the fundamental inequality of their relationships. But the show has lost its way.

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TLC Premieres Polygamy Reality Show “Sister Wives”

The biggest surprise about last night’s series premiere of Sister Wives, TLC’s new reality series about fundamentalist Mormon polygamist Kody Brown and his three—wait, now, four?!!—wives was that it got rave reviews from critics.

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More Wives, More Problems

“Big Love”‘s patriarchy-by-choice leaves its participants thoroughly messed up in ways that won’t be easy to fix — with plenty of lessons about gender and power for American culture at large.

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