Why do some people say “if polygamy is legalized, then there will be a lot of single men and many women flocking to a few men”?

My answer to Why do some people say “if polygamy is legalized, then there will be a lot of single men and many wome…

Answer by Viktor Leberecht:

That is a common misconception, sometimes used to make plygamy in the form of polygyny seem a bad thing. But research has shown that despite the fact that polygamy is legal in over 80% of societies it does usually not bring a shortage of women with it, simply because the men have to be able to afford multiple women. So in fact not more than about 5% of men in such societies have more than one wife. See in (after clicking only a short passage is shown, click on that and you,ll see the whole chapter): Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology

Why do some people say “if polygamy is legalized, then there will be a lot of single men and many women flocking to a few men”?

No tags for this post.
About Viktor Leberecht 95 Articles
Viktor Leberecht is my pseudonym for my work as a free lance author. I work to ensure that the freedom to freely choose the form of marriage and family is recognised as a human right and that the voluntarily and knowingly entered-into polygamy is legalized as a form of marriage. You can find information about this on my website www.viktor-leberecht.com and my theses on polygamy and monogamy and much information can be found under the menu section polygamy. I am from Berlin in germany and viktor-leberecht.com is the english version of viktor-leberecht.de.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*


eMail for new comments.
Also posssible: Receive notifications without leaving a comment.