yes ,because it is a matter of freedom and it must be legalized
it must be legalized for only men
it must be legalized for both men and women
no ,it is a kind of perversion and it has nothing to do with freedom
it is just a marginality which may harm society
it was a tradition in many ancient cultures and defending it doesnt seem so liberalal
being against it is a bigotry and l defend polygamy as an enlightened person
it is better than monogamy
l dont care
Last edited by Henrin; 02-10-13 at 12:15 AM.
Those numbers get all skewed with you start taking into account all the sexual orientations. So how much of that 9% of the male population is gay or bi or even asexual (i.e. not interested in having sex/marriage)?
You keep putting out about a man wanting to live with a 2nd woman (or more) and talking about how the first woman would have to leave. What you are not getting is that there are women out there that WANT a marriage with a man and another women, whether or not she and the other woman will be sexually active with each other. There are also women out there that WANT a marriage with 2 or more men. This is simply statement of fact. I don't think anyone here is advocating that an individual add a third or higher person to their marriage without the consent of the first spouse. Everything you write seems to imply that is what you believe will happen. We are not talking about forced situations here, but ones where ALL involved agree to it. If I want to marry a second woman and my wife also wants that same woman in out marriage, and the other woman wants to be married to the two of us, how am I the monster here? I'm not Islamist, BTW, if that really has any bearing on the matter.
"Sovereignty is not given, it is taken." ATATÜRK
The biggest difference against what you are railing against and what us polys and our supporters are defending against, is that the islamist would say to his first wife, "It's my right, I'm going to do it, and I don't care what you think or feel and you have to live with it." I'll throw those Mormon fundie idiots in with that mix as well. The rest of us polys, would say to our first spouse, be they male or female, "Dear, here is someone I would like to marry and bring into our family. Do you approve?" The spouse then have several choices; allow the new spouse to come into the marriage, refuse the inclusion, or should the person not heed the rejection, leave the marriage. Can the women under the islamist bigots you decry leave their marriage if they don't like the new spouse?
Now in reality, the above with the poly is oversimplified. For those who practice responsible poly, the spouse is in on the process from the first date. It's not like someone comes home and says, "Honey, I have a surprise! I got married while I was away on my business trip".
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