Polygamy

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    Gracious Octoberposted 8 years ago

    What are the pro's and cons of this arrangement?

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
      prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      it gives you headache, financial and emotional problems,,,,and the children too, you are just going to confuse them and they need time and attention, how can you give quality time to those whom you love if you are busy working so that you can sustain them?

    2. Lady_E profile image67
      Lady_Eposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Mmmh.

      Pro's - The guy is always pampered and fed. Never needs to lift a hand except maybe to go to work.


      Con's - Most of the time bad Karma, as "this wife" is jealous of "that wife".

      Kids don't always get on.

      Valentine's day can be difficult to prepare for.

      A lot of Dosh needed for food, family etc

      Cons for the woman - You don't really have someone to call your man. He's blimmin shared.

      Why do people do it?   smile

  2. TimTurner profile image74
    TimTurnerposted 8 years ago

    Many on each side.  I don't even know why our government even cares about people who practice polygamy.

    As long as women are forced to marry these dudes, then I say let them do it.

    1. ediggity profile image60
      ediggityposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      So it's ok to force women to marry people?  Man, you're brave.

      1. TimTurner profile image74
        TimTurnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I mean't "aren't" force..oops.

        1. ediggity profile image60
          ediggityposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I had a feeling, but I thought you might be ready for a showdown.  Good thing I didn't get the popcorn ready.

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    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    Any man who wants more than one woman on an equal footing in the same house is insane!

    1. Fr FtBll Fnz profile image53
      Fr FtBll Fnzposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Very nicely put.  How can 1 man handle more then 1 woman?  Same goes for the other way too

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    TMinutposted 8 years ago

    Wow, I thought he DID mean that! The only polygamous marriage I know is a woman with two husbands. I can see women not minding if they were raised differently. In America there's pride to deal with - that's MY man, don't touch. But when you talk to women after years of marriage, yes, the women who totally still love their husbands, longingly joke about getting him a second wife so she can have a break for a while.

    Don't know how that works for guys.

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    Women themselves have to love women as well as men and who am I to judge what their preference and morals are?  Who's to say we know or have the right to judge?

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      TMinutposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is the post I asked about. I don't know what you mean.

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    TMinutposted 8 years ago

    lyricsingray, What?

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      lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      what?

      1. yoshi97 profile image63
        yoshi97posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        hehe - I think I found the confusion ... smile

        Women themselves have to love women as well as men

        I'm not sure that was meant to be translated quote so literally. smile

  7. yoshi97 profile image63
    yoshi97posted 8 years ago

    I already find myself in the doghouse enough with one lady, I couldn't begin to imagine ever leaving the doghouse with two or more. smile

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    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    Who's judging? Example: 1-man 3-women

    Man: Where would you like to eat tonight?

    Women #1: I don't care you pick.

    Woman #2: Same here, you pick.

    Woman #3: Anything sounds good.

    Man: Then it's BBQ!

    Woman #1: Not BBQ again, why do you always pick BBQ, you know I don't like BBQ!

    Woman #2: Of course you pick what you want. It would be nice if you thought about someone else for a change.

    Woman #3: Thats fine I'm not really hungry anyway.

    Man: Ok!Ok! How about Italian?

    Woman #1: Italians good but not Luigi's that place is creepy!

    Woman #2: I don't know if I feel like Italian tonight.

    Woman #3: Italian's great! I'm starving!

    At the resturant:

    Woman #1: Don't be a pig and try not to wear your food!

    Woman #2: He'll need a bib!

    Woman #3: Don't order an appetizer because nobody wants to share with you because you don't know how to share!

    Woman #1,#2,#3: Stop crying! Don't be such a baby!

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      lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol nice

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    TMinutposted 8 years ago

    Okay, if you mean like THAT...the way I think of it is where each woman has her own house (tent like in middle east, bible, etc.). Otherwise, what's the point? You don't get any break if he's always there.

  10. fratjoe18 profile image60
    fratjoe18posted 8 years ago

    Honestly, growing up, I never knew it even existed, but I have to say after watching the show "Big Love" It has really educated me on the practices of Polygamy.

  11. Flightkeeper profile image70
    Flightkeeperposted 8 years ago

    Polygamy, hmmm, more doesn't necessarily mean better.

  12. rmcrayne profile image96
    rmcrayneposted 8 years ago

    Hmmm... Just thinking... How about you apply for a marriage license, and marry as many consenting adults as you can get to consent, and you can support.  Male or female.  Civil unions to any consenting adults.  Take the religious bias and judgement out of the formula.  But children are off limits.  No marriage licenses for children. No hiding behind religion to be pedophiles.

    1. Daniel Carter profile image73
      Daniel Carterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I totally agree. If it works for you, fine. If it doesn't stay out of the kitchen.

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    Leta Sposted 8 years ago

    Em, no.  No sharing here.  (Not that I believe in marriage as it stands, necessarily, anyway.)  Still no sharing.

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    TMinutposted 8 years ago

    And no hiding behind Human Rights and Children's Rights to be pedophiles either.

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    jonettabearmarieposted 8 years ago

    As long as its not just another way for perverts to sleep with under age girls. What's wrong with the men these days? Leave the children alone!!!

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    You get two turns if you roll an 8 big_smile

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      lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Isn't Polygamy a game?  lol

      1. mistywild profile image61
        mistywildposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        if you want to call it that big_smile

  17. RedSonja94 profile image61
    RedSonja94posted 8 years ago

    I would just strangle my hubby if he thought he could get away with polygamy.  I would have no part of it.

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    TMinutposted 8 years ago

    Polyandry would be the better choice in today's western world. Before, socially and economically, polygyny was the more feasible option but now with people needing so much money and children being left to the care of strangers because many families can't live on one income, that's changed. More men making money, one woman, fewer children and the mother can be there to care for the children.

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    TMinutposted 8 years ago

    I have to admit though, men seem to feel it proves them to be more manly if they can 'get' more women; only one woman I know of would want to deal with more than one husband in her harem.

  20. mistywild profile image61
    mistywildposted 8 years ago

    she can do the cooking and cleaning big_smile

  21. mythological1 profile image65
    mythological1posted 8 years ago

    To each their own as long as it is all done willingly. Polygamy, swinging, gay, straight, or celebacy, why should it concern anyone not directly involved in the relationship(s) in question. Too many people concerned about what is going on in the neighbors house and not concerned enough with what's happening in their own house. just my two pennies worth

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    Revive@OwnRiskposted 8 years ago

    One of the worst problems about polygamy is inbreeding. You don't hear much about that in the news. There are high rates of various forms of retardation and genetic problems running rampant in religious, polygamist communities.

    While the idea "to each his own" is usually fine, I think a bit of knowledge and education along with responsibility go a long way in any sector of society. Best to know what you're getting into in advance, if at all possible.

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    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    Might as well there's always room for one diviate behavior.

  24. thaninja profile image49
    thaninjaposted 8 years ago

    I think that we shouldn't place our cultural expecations or norms on someone else.   I don't want to be forced to have more than one wife, nor do I want to be forced to marry a person because the marriage is arranged.

    Live and let live.

 
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