An eye for an eye and the world will be blind. Children Are Sacrificing Polygamist families often have quite a few children, this is because there are multiple mothers to bear them. Like you said too, we have choices. It is also simply unfair. Seen through the American cultural lens it is easy to think of Polygamy as something that is distinctly unusual practiced only by a few fundamentalist Mormons and by some Muslims in other parts of the world. And if so, one way or another you cannot complain if the world is ever unfair with you, because you are part of that unfairness.
Women in disease-prone countries may prefer highly disease-resistant i. Only when the core ideals of the culture come under attack--when people begin to celebrate these discontents and embrace them within themselves--only then does the underlying architecture of the social contract come into stark relief. This makes the male the limiting factor to reproduction. In these tribal societies, Christianity and Islam which teach marital fidelity and permanent unions--are generally regarded as progressive social movements. Third, females do better by sharing a mate who defends a good territory with plenty of food and cover than they would by opting to be the single mate in a bad territory. Since there are no artificial limits on the number of mates a male can collect, all females can attach themselves to a few relatively desirable males. See how vulgar it sounds when it's the other way around? This argument is fundamentally flawed, in that it assumes that only men are human and only men drive the human species.
All this must be tolerated. Divorced men are much more likely than divorced women to remarry and they tend to marry younger women , so that there are more than twice as many single women as there are single men in their 40s. Pooled Income Since there are more spouses, that means more people to go out and earn the bacon. That you bear the burden of having other women in secret and not completely your fault? We have too much intimate knowledge of the details of sexual connection and paternity to be satisfied with this vague collectivism. Off to husband number three who's only 22 and ready for anything!! As with any compromise, each individual can argue based on present or previous deprivation, real or imagined-that he or she should not be bound by the rules.
I was in a polygamy relationship once. Spouses and children may feel ignored by that one person with multiple partners. Why should a man have more than one wife, but a woman can have only one husband? What is not always so obvious is that women's commitment to monogamy is also somewhat circumscribed. Women deserve as many real men as they desire. Yet each of these rebellions is driven by the most powerful human sexual dynamic--the desire of every living creature to produce offspring with the most desirable possible mating partners.
What is likely to happen if we abandon these values? List of Cons of Polygamy 1. Failing to do so sends a clear message that subsequent spouses should be penalized as a result of their lifestyle choice. There are others, whose characteristics may not be quite so appealing. These techniques of unrestricted sexuality and indeterminate paternity have been tried from time to time in small human societies, notably among small religious and political sects. The articles printed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Editors or of Gatestone Institute. Polygamy has its pros and cons as clearly shown here. Middle Another advantage to women is that being part of a polygamous marriage means that women can marry men they are attracted to, even if they are already married with out breaking up a family.
Also, although polygamous marriages can mean a husband has to earn more to support more people, in particularly in modern days, it can be an advantage because if some of the wives work it provides more adult incomes reducing the fear of unemployment and lack of finance. Instead a marriage of two can be expanded to three and even further if necessary. It is thought that polyandry is particularly beneficial in societies with where it prevents overpopulation through restricting the number of births while ensuring that people have access to sexual gratification. I sometimes think the high point of America's commitment to monogamy came around 1955, the year that Paddy Chayevsky's low-budget Marty was a surprise box-office success and winner of the Academy Award. This eliminates the risk of depression among the members, especially the children. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
Only with the invention of horticulture did many societies around the world revert to polygamy. Our world is so big, but the thing is, please say it before getting involved with somebody. I really would have no objection to polygamy if it were available to both men and women in a totally equal manner. Historically, there have also been armies lead by women, or like the Amazon women, Queens who have lead countries who haven't married and were equally good in war and strategy. . Similar to the possibility of polygamy leading to a higher divorce rate in the society today because women are more independent, because women have independence, they are likely not to feel obliged to stay in an arranged marriage if they are unhappy, as they do not have to rely on their husband for money. In a free country, you can't stop people from doing what they want, especially when they have the money and leisure to do it.
The wives that you live with, and share a husband with, often become your closest friends. The result is a free-for-all in which human society as we know it may become very difficult, if not impossible. Instead of divorcing a sick or infertile wife, Islam permits a man to marry another woman while taking care of the first if she chooses to stay with him. Cross-cultural variation in the for uncommitted sex: The role of disease and social risks. Unfortunately, the two favored characteristics--physical attractiveness and willingness to be a good provider--do not always come together.