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growwhereyouglow growwhereyouglow 36-40, F 21 Answers Jan 27, 2013 in Struggles

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Theoretically, I have no issue with it. Consenting adults can enter into whatever kinds of relationships they want.<br />
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HOWEVER polygamy in practice does not involve that much consent and has a massive gender imbalance. When you have groups like the Fundamentalist LDS that just give fourteen year-old girls to old men as 'wives' you have a supremely ****** up situation that's not at all consenting. <br />
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You can extend that to all sorts of other cultures with polygamy - although I honestly don't know enough about their practices to comment that much. Just the idea of a world where a man can have many wives but a woman can't have many husbands is not one which sits well.<br />
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So you remove the inherit sexism and polygamy is fine.

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Very well said, I agree.

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And don't forget, a handful of elders get a group of wives ( they need 7 to achieve the highest levels of heaven ) so where does that leave the rest of the "worthy" men? The lost boys...

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No completely opposed. It's a curious situation anyway.

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I don't really like the idea of that or promiscuity ( pretty similar) I'd never do it... :)

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sister wives

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doesn't sound unnatural

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I think it's creepy. Polyamory seems much more likely to be fair to all involved, where polygamy seems to be skewed toward the man's wants and needs. Just seems like a way for creepy guys who'd normally have trouble getting 1 girl to get 3 or 4.

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I think the behaviors of adults affect kids, but there are worse things to affect kids than polygamy. Closed community polygamy is an evil when tied to religion. Open polygamy I can deal with. I would not do it, but I think the government should stay out of our pants. I wouldn't want a part-time marriage.

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great grandfather was a polygamist...i don't really care if it makes others happy then good for em...just fix the tax code so they only get benefits for one marriage.

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I never thought about the tax code...good point.

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that's the only reason they outlawed it at the turn of the 20th century and mainstream mormons had to abandon the practice due to tax abuse or advantge essentially

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Yah, uh huh... but it appeared as a "revelation", uh huh.

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One spouse at a time.

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Not a good idea. It should be one person giving all his or her love to one person.

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Good idea if the man could equal between his wives .

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Good game but i still prefer scrabble.

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I'm a Scrabble master!

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One wife damn near killed me, why would I want more

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;} sorry about that

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Selfish man--desperate women.

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Different strokes for different folks

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Not something I could be part of, but to each his (and their) own.

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I see it as constant struggle and emotional land mines everywhere...in essence...toxic. Even the documentaries and shows I've seen, there are constant struggles, yet the wife will present a smile and act as if it's fine...yet you can see the tension clearly... :/

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That's what I would imagine. But some want the right to discover that for themselves.

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