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(Slate)   Polygamy can be good for women   ( divider line
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22365 clicks; posted to Main » on 23 Feb 2006 at 8:39 PM (11 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2006-02-23 06:00:26 PM  
Well, most of the world thinks so...
2006-02-23 06:09:07 PM  
I think it's bad for men
2006-02-23 06:21:44 PM  
Any attached or married TFettes can find my gmail in my profile.
2006-02-23 06:40:03 PM  
Greenlight? Watch out.
2006-02-23 06:44:04 PM  
Sure. All they care about is money anyway.
2006-02-23 06:49:05 PM  
there's a lot of assumptions made in this article, which tries to develop a "perfect world" scenario.

The arguement is that polygamy (in both forms) is somehow a solution, but it fails to factor in the societal pressures, in which *most* societies (except some islamic societies) are hell-bent on 2 people per wedding band exchange.

If a country went down this path, they'd also need to do a major societal overhaul to make it acceptable and viable; in other words, a social tyranny of sorts, unless, magically, the market forces shift towards those pressures (wich, so far, they haven't).

In north america, mostly whackjobs and crazy mormon sects, which DO abuse women and treat them like a commodity, would regularly use the option of legal polygamy.

/the economics of any scenario are often detached from reality
//adjusts sociology cap
2006-02-23 07:07:39 PM  
" Shun. From the Latin. To push away..No. Nope. I don't want it. "
[image from too old to be available]

//happy with his ONE wife.
You know why Mormons outlawed Polygamy? Two words.
2006-02-23 07:08:14 PM  
My wife wishes she had a wife to do all the chores.

leaves thread, goes back to farking while wife washes kids
//I took care of dinner: 732-SULTAN TAKE OUT
2006-02-23 07:24:05 PM  
2006-02-23 07:27:33 PM  
only an interesting tag? This should get a spiffy tag.
2006-02-23 07:39:04 PM  
Do men really want more than one wife? I mean, do you want five women biatching at you to clean the gutters instead oif just the one?
2006-02-23 08:41:52 PM  
Africa's down with it.
2006-02-23 08:46:06 PM  
I'm in a polyamorous relationship (2 girlfriends and they are girlfriends), and this article seemed mostly like a bunch of drivel targeted towards an adsense campaign.

With the benefits come the downfalls - but we'll leave that for a thread when the subject article actually has something interesting to say.
2006-02-23 08:47:50 PM  
I think they needed one more "I do" to get the Abba reference right.
2006-02-23 08:48:24 PM  
I support gay marriage, why should straight people suffer alone?
2006-02-23 08:48:32 PM  
Oh it can be VERY good for you. VERY VERY good. E-mail's in profile.

/goes back to weeping over surgically-reconstructed meat-flap.
2006-02-23 08:48:48 PM  
I want five women biatching at eachother to clean the gutters, while I sit on the couch and scratch myself. My "contracts of wifely expections" so stipulates that I can do this...
2006-02-23 08:49:40 PM  
-If the author had been a femme I'd be more impressed...

/more than 1 mouse='mice' - more than 1 spouse ='spice'?
2006-02-23 08:49:48 PM  
Down with the majority's two-member-only relationship policy, I say!

/wait, this is greenlighted... crap.
2006-02-23 08:50:30 PM  
Amigajoe: more than 1 spouse ='spice'

2006-02-23 08:51:20 PM  
while it may sound ok to us men, women are probably more in favour of polygamy than us. Think about it, they can all biatch about their husband together.
2006-02-23 08:51:28 PM  
The penalty for having two wives is having two mothers in law.
2006-02-23 08:51:44 PM  
You know why Mormons outlawed Polygamy? Two words.

I was thinking...
2006-02-23 08:52:13 PM  
The punishment for polygamy is two wives.
2006-02-23 08:52:46 PM  
Didn't RFTA but fark if I'd ever be able to live with another woman that I know is shagging my husband. Too jealous. Polygamy is bs and if you can't be monogamous, then just don't get married. There's no reason in this society, in this day and age for that. I mean, kinky motherfarkers aside...

/not that there's anything wrong with that.
2006-02-23 08:54:33 PM  
damageddude: My wife wishes she had a wife to do all the chores.

Yeah, my wife requires that I bring the 'spice' home to meet her, and must help with the housework.

/this mic is still on? wtf
2006-02-23 08:54:34 PM  
You know why Mormons outlawed Polygamy? Two words.

I think "US Congress" counts as three words because of the acronym.
2006-02-23 08:54:46 PM  
would it be ok for a chick to marry two guys?
2006-02-23 08:54:47 PM  
-I doubt it would be the fantasy most guys think about. Still, for the right people I'm sure it could work. After all, women complain about lack of emotional support from men, so they'd have each other. Plus the man has no chance of ever winning an argument. And stereo PMS, don't get me started!

/I'd give it a shot
2006-02-23 08:54:48 PM  
What else can you expect from a backwards group of upstart neobarbs like Grayson? ;)

/would move to Harrington Steadhold in a nanosecond
2006-02-23 08:55:06 PM  
I don't think my ego could handle disappointing several women in the sack instead of just one.
2006-02-23 08:55:11 PM  
2006-02-23 08:55:37 PM  
Princess_Headbutt: So you're saying it is impossible for a person to love more than one other person?
2006-02-23 08:56:46 PM  
Why on earth would any man knowingly enter into a situation which involved more than one woman? It's hard enough dealing with them one on one.
2006-02-23 08:57:09 PM  
"would it be ok for a chick to marry two guys?"

-What kind of sick, perverted shiat is that!? Get out of here, you freak!

2006-02-23 08:58:12 PM  
Princess_Headbutt: in this day and age

If it hurts no one, do what you want.

If you don't like it, don't do it. Or change the channel. Or don't buy the album. Whatever.

But someone's not liking it is not a valid reason for outlawing it, legally or socially.

/...and I'm spent.
2006-02-23 08:58:53 PM  

No, I'm saying that culturally, we in the west are not acclimated to a formal, legal arrangement such as polygamy or polyandry.
2006-02-23 08:59:39 PM  
The point of the article seems to be that men can treat women like commodities and women should like it.

Polygamy is, in most cases, slavery.
2006-02-23 08:59:49 PM  
"Why on earth would any man knowingly enter into a situation which involved more than one woman? It's hard enough dealing with them one on one."

[image from too old to be available]

-My god! How does he deal, poor bastard...
2006-02-23 09:00:24 PM  
Princess_Headbutt: No, you said there was no reason for polygamy. Being in love with multiple people is a reason.
2006-02-23 09:00:33 PM  
There is a story that the Chinese ideogram for discord is two women under one roof. I know know if this is true, but I imagine the reality is.
2006-02-23 09:02:01 PM  
Every time I hear the word "polygamy" my fists just clench. Pseudo-intellectuals like to blather about it in a detatched way, ignorant of the truth. I have first-hand information, having watched it destroy people. In no way does it work: as a free-wheeling lifestyle or as a holy, "Yahweh told me" to scenario. It's all about the ownership of others: no ifs ands or buts. It's something, like cannibalism, that we've outgrown.

I realize I live in America, where you're a prude if you don't want to let anyone do any ol' thing they wanna (as long as it doesn't produce a corpse within 10 minutes of the act), but there ARE INDEED some places where we need to set limits; and for good reasons. We have all sorts of laws that rein-in the bullies around us. Making polygamy illegal is one of those.
2006-02-23 09:02:03 PM  
More than one wife? Isn't that cruel and unusual punishment?

Now, two girlfriends: that's another story.
2006-02-23 09:02:46 PM  
Er, "know know" should be "don't know." D'oh!
2006-02-23 09:02:47 PM  
Great, complaining in surround sound.
2006-02-23 09:03:20 PM  
Squidgilum But if I had three wives, one of them might want to actually have sex with me when I want to have sex.
2006-02-23 09:05:33 PM  
TWo wives?! No thanks! One is enough work.

/Unless they made enough money such that I could be their house-man... hmmmmm
2006-02-23 09:06:04 PM  
trigonman3: But someone's not liking it is not a valid reason for outlawing it, legally or socially.

I agree with you (and I'm a Baptist... imagine that).

I'm for the complete "divorce" of state- and faith-based marriage. The state can let you marry a RealDoll, for what I care.

...with one important caveat - if children are involved in any way, we must be *much more* careful. I've seen some farked up families screw up some beautiful children.

/is going to be a pediatric resident in 3 months...
//crosses fingers.
2006-02-23 09:08:12 PM  
You think they'd spend more time researching how to find viable options for traversing space rather than wasting time with this tripe.
2006-02-23 09:08:31 PM  
I talked to my two wives, Righty and Lefty, and they agreed to sign an open relationship contract. Now, if I could just calm them down enough to sign the damn thing.
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