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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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“Big Love” and “Good” Patriarchy

Big Love shows that sometimes religion is directly to blame for misogyny and that having the tenets of extreme patriarchy imbued at an early age is tantamount to a form of abuse…a pretty radical idea for a soap opera.

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Stoking Fire: A Manual for Waging Holy War and Asserting Christian Domination of the U.S.

An ideological bootcamp and a manual promoting Christian domination suggest women quit working, men have a birthright to establish “dynasties” at home, and violence is a legitimate means of achieving a “Christian” nation.

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