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To: churchillbuff
From what I remember of anthropology, every society that has lasted long enough to write about has recognized the concept of a marriage as being between one man and one or more women; while many societies limit the number of women to one, that limitation is not nearly so universal as the requirements that there be exactly one man and at least one woman.

Indeed, I would suggest that the question of whether polygyny should be allowed is in many ways not so much a moral issue as a practical one. Since multiple men cannot share a woman (if they did, they wouldn't know whose children were whose) then unless there are many more women than men, allowing some men to have multiple wives would produce a shortage of women.

To be sure, women are well within their rights to insist that they be their husband's sole love interest, and I suspect the vast majority of women would so insist. But polygyny is far less morally dubious than the 'same sex marriage' notions that have been being pused lately.

27 posted on 03/13/2004 7:55:16 PM PST by supercat (Why is it that the more "gun safety" laws are passed, the less safe my guns seem?)
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To: supercat
This ain't news to us southern folks. Golly, Bill & Hill & Gennifer & Paula & Monica etc. C'mon you crackers up North have to get with the democrat program.


30 posted on 03/13/2004 8:04:29 PM PST by Therapist
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48 posted on 03/13/2004 10:33:21 PM PST by churchillbuff (?)
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To: supercat
re: To be sure, women are well within their rights to insist that they be their husband's sole love interest, and I suspect the vast majority of women would so insist.)))

They can insist all they like, but it'll be up to hubby who he marries. Then her household assets have simply been divided and lessened, and her children's family status threatened. In the post-marriage world, if everything is marriage, nothing is marriage.

I know of a very affluent liberal couple--she's High Maintenance to da max. They are most vociferously in favor of same-sex marriage. I think I'll point out that shortly nothing will stop her from being only one of SEVERAL trophy wives...not only will she have to share hubby (no great sacrifice), but hubby's checkbook. Heh.

Ah, feminism.

64 posted on 03/14/2004 7:46:20 AM PST by Mamzelle
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