I Think Polygamy Is Inherently Degrading to Women

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    It Fascinates Me to Learn About.

    When I see these people on TV (like the ones from the compound that was raided last year) I just get glued to it.  When Oprah interviewed the women from the compound, I was horrified at how absolutely brainwashed they were.  When asked if they were being...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin
    22-25, F
    11 Responses Aug 28, 2009

    Of Course It Is

    But what about the great number of "very smart" men - players who always find it is "very smart" to play their stupid idiotic games with at least a few women at a time only due to their incomplete masculinity and quite very poorly developed psychological...
    Thought1 Thought1
    2 Responses Aug 4, 2009

    ¿¿Government Interests??

    I watched a show late last night that kinda sorta gave the best synopsis of polygamy that it could, considering the women on the show were escapees - from many years ago.   I was shocked to find that tax payers are supporting the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Dec 2, 2009

    I Respectfully Disagree

    I'm fairly certain the women choose to be in this type of relationship and have full knowledge of this beforehand. I personally don't see anything wrong with open marriages or polygamy as long as all parties involved are ok with it, I mean it is their life. Different strokes...
    wack1985 wack1985
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Dec 3, 2009

    "Most ancestral men aspired to polygyny,

    even if only a minority could achieve it, while many ancestral women perceived that their own interests would be better served as the co-wife of a really impressive man than as the sole wife of a lesser one." Taking religion out of the argument- Is it degrading to women to...
    Goodgrl88 Goodgrl88
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 24, 2015

    And Abusive Towards Children

    Even in the best polygamous home, this example is teaching children than men are superior to women and women must submit wholey to their husbands whim in order to be "saved".  Its ridiculous nonsense. Then in most polygamous homes, there are so many children, that...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters
    31-35, F
    26 Responses Aug 27, 2009

    You Better Believe It!!!

    Do I think it’s degrading to women, ABSOLUTELY!!! This sham isn’t “religion”, a "lifestyle choice" or even anything decent. This it’s just a glorified excuse for smarter than average womanizers who have figured out an angle of keeping several women at once to indulge...
    TheTwilightQueen TheTwilightQueen
    26-30, F
    Mar 24, 2011
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