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Oct 26, 2017

We review this stellar poly romantic comedy with sociologist Mimi Schippers.

0:00 Introduction and host chat

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1:15 Poly in the news

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8:00 Interview: Sociologist Mimi Schippers on the Wonder Women movie

Mimi Schippers is Professor of Sociology and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Tulane University and teaches courses on gender, sexuality, and feminist and queer theory. She also developed one of the first college courses on the sociology of monogamy and polyamory. Her book Beyond Monogamy: Polyamory and the Future Of Polyqueer Sexualities was published in August 2016 and focuses on the feminist, queer, and anti-racist potential of polyamory, multi-adult intimate relationships, and group sex.

Her website is, and she blogs at Find her on Twitter and Facebook.

  • Why this movie is awesome
  • Angela Robinson centered the story on Elizabeth and Olive rather than on Marston and male-dominant polygyny
  • The ultimatum and the six-hour walk
  • A poly-centered view of the stories of historical figures such as Emma Goldman and e e cummings

Her blog post reviewing the movie is here.

36:15 Movie review: Joreth on Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Her full 25-minute review and conversation with Alan from the Poly in the News blog is available at

40:00 How to make this podcast better

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