Monday, February 2, 2009

Loving "Big Love" -- You've Got to Be Kidding

The New York Times' intellectual who tells us how we are supposed to think may have lost his marbles.  In today's paper he tells his readers that he really enjoys the TV show  --

“Big Love” is one of the few TV programs I look forward to watching. There are people to like. Likability is not highly prized on the small (or not so small) screen these days."

Why in the world would someone endorse a program about a polygamous family?  It is demeaning to women and gives the idea that it is ok that men have more than one wife.  He must not care that women in many countries have to deal with this (formally and informally - it is common knowledge that in Mexico, wealthy men are involved in unofficial poligamy) -  

Would a woman have written this column?
Looking for Someone to Like by Stanley Fish, New York Times, February 2, 1009

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