We welcome to our vast global network, Dr. Sheila Jeffreys, Professor of Politics at the University of Melbourne. She is writing a book about some of the ways in which religious arguments are being used in opposition to women’s rights; and, wants to argue that polygamy presents very serious harm to women. She proposes that a law be written that would decriminalize polygamy for women as for the most part they are victims while making it a criminal offense for men. If any of our legal authorities can help Dr. Jeffreys with any research or suggestions, email:
sheila @ unimelb.edu.au
And, from New York:
Attached please find two research papers sent to us by Susan M. Stickevers, MD, who is a member of the newly formed Board of Directors of Americans Against the Abuses of Polygamy, www.TripleAP.org , TripleAP @ gmail.com Dr. Stickevers teaches medicine at SUNY Stony Brook. She has been feeding us research that this campaign has been longing for since it started! Following is a profile of this marvelous woman:
Susan Stickevers, MD, of Long Island, New York is an assistant clinical professor at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine. She received her MD degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, and her Bachelors Degree in Biology summa cum laude from Queens College. She completed her residency training and served as chief resident at Columbia University Medical Center in NY City. She developed an interest in the study of polygamy while treating Muslim women in polygynous relationships in New York City.
Polygyny is a risk factor for cervical cancer, HIV, and sexually transmitted diseases.
See the latest article on the topic which is attached.