Cultural Amnesia, House Help or Help Mates?

Cultural Amnesia, House Help or Help Mates?

So glad you are back, I understand that many of us have an emotional investment in this topic which can make exploring it openly a difficult experience. This is the fifth installment of the Polygyny article series and I am super excited that you have chosen to continue. I read all of your comments and…

My Partner In Jealousy

My Partner In Jealousy

For Part 2 of The Poly-Gamē | Unpacking the Acceptance of Polygyny among Women In and Out of Biblical Contexts Mayanah HaSoferet delves deeper for a closer look at the argument that a) polygamy is “about sisterhood” and b) that issues of female jealousy are informed by influence from “the West” and is not an issue for women…

Does Taking Multiple Wives Guarantee Economic/ Generational Success?

Does Taking Multiple Wives Guarantee Economic/ Generational Success?

In theory, many wives equal many children and many children automatically equal wealth, status, power; right? Religion, human nature, “man shortage,” secular understanding and/or long-held cultural traditions are some of the reasons given by men and women for why they choose to engage in polygamy. Biblical polygamy may look different from secular; the polygamist Muslim…

A Western Push for Polygamy in the Nineteenth Century

A Western Push for Polygamy in the Nineteenth Century

For some, this study may seem farfetched but I implore you that patience and research will open the gates of understanding on this very complex subject. To recap in the article Polygyny Article | Sister Cultures we discovered that Israel had sister cultures that also subscribed to the practice of multiple marriages. In the second instalment  Polygyny…

God Ain’t Blind (Book Review)

God Ain’t Blind (Book Review)

God Ain’t Blind (2009)  This is my second introduction to the work of Mary Monroe, I know I am late but that’s the thing about written work you can discover it in your own time. I have found reading fiction as a welcomed break from the heaviness of pouring over slave narratives, like those narratives I…

The Poly-Game | Unpacking the Acceptance of Polygyny among Women In and Out of Biblical Contexts

The Poly-Game | Unpacking the Acceptance of Polygyny among Women In and Out of Biblical Contexts

As polygamy, specifically polygyny, gains exposure and picks up social currency in a contemporary U.S. context many voices have joined the conversation on both sides of the table to discuss the pros, cons, and practicalities of this family structure. Dr. Patricia Dixon author of We Want For Our Sisters What We Want For Ourselves (2009) and…

Ancient Documents Reveal Shocking Revelation About the Origins of Polygyny

Ancient Documents Reveal Shocking Revelation About the Origins of Polygyny

The more things change is the more they stay the same. Solomon the son of David credited  as being the wisest man there ever was. In the book of ecclesiastics he penned the very famous line, “there is nothing new under the sun.” With that said if you missed the first article on polygyny feel free to read it…

Examining Biblical Sister Cultures & Multiple Wives in the Torah

Examining Biblical Sister Cultures & Multiple Wives in the Torah

For the past decade or more, the topic of polygyny and its present cultural appropriation has intrigued me, to say the least. Over the years I have engaged in hours of study, meditation and private/public conversations about this very controversial and sometimes divisive topic. What is polygyny? It is a relationship model that transcends religious or…

Emancipation Day 2017. The Naked Truth, Reflecting on Controversial Statues Erected Fourteen Years Ago in Kingston

Emancipation Day 2017. The Naked Truth, Reflecting on Controversial Statues Erected Fourteen Years Ago in Kingston

Jam rocks social foundation shook unexpectedly during the 165th anniversary of Jamaica’s emancipation celebration some fourteen years ago. The unveiling of a long-awaited statue revealed two stark naked images. These pieces were the brain child of one white Jamaican woman’s interpretation of emancipated ‘Africans’. The male statue stood at eleven feet tall towering over his…

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