#SisterWives Conundrum: The Mysterious Polygamy Research Paper By The Anthropology Students?

Posted on Feb 22 2015 - 3:00am by BeachSpin

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Sister Wives is taking a break this week….the Oscars are on, and TLC can take their time putting the finishing editing touches on the “real story,” and the “tell all” episode, spinning the tale of Brown family shuffle in hopes that their loyal audience will eat it up. It remains unclear as to whether or not the spilled tea of the covert Brown divorce and new legal marriage was purposely leaked, or simply uncovered by accident, but one thing seems to be evident.

The Browns and TLC appear to be in cahoots with a probable move towards damage control, and are likely striving for a believable and palatable angle to thwart the current viewer backlash. Meri Brown is being sold as the instigator of the newly revealed divorce from her bed hopping hubby, and as we watched the last episode teasers of Kody and new legal wife Robyn’s forced shock, the cast Twitter accounts were littered with “stay tuned for the real truth” plugs. Meri’s Twitter feed abruptly changed from being cluttered by emotionally charged posts, to cheery ‘wait and see’ themed messages.

READ: EXCLUSIVE Sister Wives Scandal: The Real Tea Behind Kody Divorcing Meri & Marrying Robyn

The Browns have always maintained that the portrayal of their polygamist lifestyle has been honest, and that their approach has remained vulnerable and open. There appears to be some kind of shady whammy underway, and the effort has actually had some helpful support in the last two episodes, in the form of two anthropology students, Richard and Antoinette. The UNLV grad student duo moved in with the Browns for a few days, to allegedly study the family as part of a research project. Thankfully for the Browns and TLC, the experiment landed not only in a cozy pro-polygamy position, but Antoinette actually expressed personal interest in leading a ‘sister wife’ lifestyle, and Richard smugly labeled any public naysayers as “off their rockers.” Impressive endorsements indeed, and certainly convenient, considering that the family is set to publicly launch into the sketchy wife swap explanation.

Sister Wives Anthropology Episode

Could this research have simply been TLC joining hands with the college that two of the Brown kids attend, to bolster a hit show that is really coming apart at the seams? A quick look at Antoinette’s Twitter account answers a core question about all of the forced intellectual bedroom floor banter between these two so called truth seeking scholars, and the real story behind this supposed research project.

Sister Wives Tweet

This project was simply a filmed Sister Wives endorsement with a scholarly spin, and was completely up to TLC to cut and edit as they pleased. Another telling aspect of Antoinette’s Twitter feed is that there is not ONE even mildly derogatory statement made about any aspect of her experience in the four Brown homes…in fact, she has emerged as a practical cheerleader for polygamy.  This rah rah experience does not jive with the veiled misery that many of us longtime viewers have witnessed, as a frequent visitor on the Brown cul de sac.

Sister Wives Tweet

Sister Wives Tweet

The obvious problem with this statement, is that it contradicts the Brown family assertion that what the viewer sees is a truthful depiction of their lives, and a candid and vulnerable plea for understanding and tolerance of their unconventional lifestyle. So which is it?  Is Sister Wives what the Kody and his harem claim it to be, or are the network and the Browns just skimming the surface of a ‘family’ structure that is dangerously close to falling apart? What comes next with Robyn now reigning over the clan, and we will we ever learn the real story? Stay tuned!

 

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  • Real HouseGuest

    What? You end this article with Stay tuned? WTF

    • BeachSpin

      Sorryyy….but I am staying tuned too!!

  • chacha1

    Hey Antoinette and Richard, hope you caught that rerun from 2012 that was on at 5 am where Kody is yelling and says, “I have to bark at them for them to OBEY me” …. yep this wonderful loving guy and his loving happy family were on a road trip and the ever pampered Kody was mad and said “I was tired and I wanted to bark at them and I wanted to be OBEYED”

    • Birdie

      Sounds good to Antoinette…you’re just off your rocker Chacha! 😉

      • chacha1

        LOL yes, Richard says we are off our rockers while the slug Kody leaves his nasty snail trail all over the cul de sac sleeping with a different women every night LMAO yeah we are the ones who are off our rockers ….. could be Richard will be the next pervert with ‘sister slugs’ and maybe Antoinette can be one of them if Logan doesn’t bid for her first

        • BeachSpin

          They acted like they were hot for each other by the end of this bogus project.

  • Birdie

    So these two condescending twits didn’t even record their research? Oh right…TLC recorded it for them. I wonder what UNLV has to say about TLC editing “research” conducted under the umbrella of the university??

  • Jersey

    Do they all live in the same house? I’m so confused. lol I probably should binge watch this show so I can understand what the heck is going on.

    • Birdie

      They used to live in the same house I think, but when they moved from Utah to Las Vegas, they built these monstrous houses on the same cul de sac. So now Kody runs from house to house…sister wives living separately.

      • Jersey

        That’s weird.

        • Birdie

          Very.

        • chacha1

          and when he runs, his greasy dirty hair is blowing in the wind while he takes his STD infested peen to the lucky lady of that night … (I know ewe)

    • BeachSpin

      Binge watch Jersey! So you can hang with us and give your input!

      • Jersey

        I will lol I have nothing better to do this weekend. :p

  • Another Sister Wives farce! Shocker!! Who does REAL research study and don’t produce a paper to document their findings???

  • Hey Jude

    Watch out dummy Robyn… Kody (he makes my skin crawl) is probably eyeing up Antoinette as his next young thang. Those two writing.. I mean not writing their paper on them probably got a great big fake show put on for them, and also got an eyeful of what TLC money has done for the family and a handful of TLC money for faking research on them. The thought of him running between houses and getting to think he’s all that – ICK! I wish one of those women would have a sudden reality bite of how stupid they are being and at least bring home a boyfriend. Oh and have it filmed when she tells Kody.. don’t come here tonight, I have a date coming over. 🙂

    • Imagine20

      plus, she is a sexologist afterall.

    • BeachSpin

      LOL!! They just need to arrange it on their blessed nights off from (ICK YES!!) Kodes!

  • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

    This Polygamy Research Paper is such BS. Not gonna publish?
    The review is the show?
    This is sooo fugazy! That’s like the Dairy Association funding a study to tell you how great milk is. Of course they’re gonna say you need to drink more milk! Uhhh, D’oh!
    What a crock!

    • Dani-K

      LMAO!

  • Dave

    This family is all about lies.

  • Dani-K

    I want Meri to leave and get a real life. And I now don’t believe anything about these so-called researchers/actors. What a farce.

  • caringincanada

    Someone on the Shield and the refuge page on facebook says the “anthropologist” is hanging around polygamists communities.Not just the brown’s . So how biased is she? And is she an anthropologist or studying to be one? Or just a sexologist-period. I have done observations and you don’t talk you observe and write. First. UNLV looks like mickey mouse University. Turn the sound off watch Sisterwives . They are crying/frowning /angry perpetually.Picture that for an eternity on Kody’s fake afterlife planet.

    • BeachSpin

      Wow…interesting. She seemed to have her mind made up from the beginning that she was up for sister wifery…it makes sense. YES!! They always act miserable, anyone with eyes can see it. Welcome caringincanada!

      • chacha1

        I get the feeling the phony Antoinette Izzo will be Logan’s first wife or Kody’s 5th wife

    • chacha1

      I agree about UNLV, Mickey Mouse ! Donald Duck ! …. and also about them crying and angry etc. If you watch some of the reruns from 2012 they are the biggest bunch of angry hypocrites I have ever seen and witch face Robyn always yapping about everything like she has been there since day one