Acceptance of polygamy is at an all-time high and the series Sister Wives may be responsible for it.
Social scientists are also pointing to increasingly liberal views on pre-marital sex and same-sex relationships.
The power of television is that it comes right into our homes and presents situations in ways that seem typical, a process called normalizing. If we see these images enough times, we become desensitized to them and integrate them into our value system.
The sitcom Will & Grace changed Americans’ views toward gays because we became educated about the day-to-day lives of the characters.
Because most of the time, the reality of the challenges of having a different lifestyle isn’t presented, the “grass may seem greener on the other side” when it comes to polygamy. Having multiple people engaged in an ongoing intimate relationship is fraught with danger.
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