Call me crazy, but I like that show called “Big Love“. I guess it’s been on for a year, but not having satellite, just peasant vision, I’m seeing it for the first time.
The show is about a man practicing polygamy with three wives. Okay, on one level it does repulse me, but I also find it strangely fascinating. And it’s a modern twist in that they’re not all living in a weird stereotypically cult way.
I like the relationship of the three women on the show. How they help and support each other and, on the flip side, how they have to learn to get along when they’re quite different from each other.
Having some extra hands to help with laundry and child care would be great. I don’t think human kind was meant to live so separately from each other. “It takes a village to raise a child” and all of that. Yes, sharing the work load would be nice indeed, HOWEVER, I could not not not share my man. Nope. No way. No how. Probably because I’m too competitive. Is she a better cook? A better mom? Smarter? Better at – I’ll just say it – sex? Okay. That’s what I’d be most concerned with…the sex. Each time, no matter how satisfying or (uh) mind blowing, I’d be tempted to muse to myself, “Now THAT’S gotta be the best he’s had.”
So, no, polygamy’s not for me. I’ll hire a maid
(an ugly one) and keep my man to myself. But I’ll enjoy watching the show just the same.
My friend and I had an interesting conversation regarding the show this morning. She despises it and, in fact, finds it insulting. She says that polygamy gives men a reason to have a bigger ego than they already do. Men, she says, may not admit it but at the core feel superior to women. I didn’t agree. But, now upon reflection, I’m not so sure. What do you think? Do all men feel superior to women?
PS Sheesh. This doesn’t mean I agree with Polygamy! It’s obviously a ridiculous practice. It’s a tv show – that’s all.