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Feminist Polygamy/Feminine Voice in the Middle East

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Karen Tate

Karen Tate


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Professor Janet Bennion, a professor of anthropology at Lyndon State College in Vermont, specializing in Mormon fundamentalist polygamy has spent 20 years living among and researching communities of fundamentalist, presenting papers the world over on how the media often dismisses the enormous variability hidden in poly family lifestyles - dta essential to informing policy on legislating marrior this new marriage frontier.  Tonight we'll discusy fraternal polyandry, , variableforms of polygamy and dispel myths about some of the women who believe this form of marriage works for them and why.

In the second half of the show, Soula Saad, award winning French-Lebanese documentary filmaker who is the director and producer of the film, The Unheard Feminine Voice of the Middle East ,will discuss her film, the first uttering of a Global project called Feminitude, a sketch of the collective feminine voice of the planet over a ten year period.