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Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Benefits of Polyandry

With Kenya passing a law that allows polygyny, I wanted to bump this up.

This piece from Kenya discusses polyandry, which is one wife with multiple husbands; in this hypothetical, five husbands.

I have come up with a few advantages and I mean practical advantages of polyandry

Greater economic power (multiple breadwinners, single mortgage)

Death of a parent less likely to result in poverty or destitution for the remaining family members

Common household tasks spread among more people

More personal time available to all members, without depriving children of attention

Potentially more enjoyable sex life without the risk of venereal disease

Less likelihood of being left for another man because if I fancy a 6th he will just join the gang

I’m sure you can think of more.

Just one major drawback - the jealously factor polyandry can only work with full, enthusiastic consent of all involved.

Consent is essential.

So Just like all the men advocating for poplygamy I am advocating for one wife many husbands. can I hear an AMEN sisters and brothers?

There are both men and women who advocate polygyny (multiple wives, one husband) and, for that matter, polyandry.
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6 comments:

  1. Thank you very much for this. I am writing about the horrific sexism in the law, and polygamy vs polyandry seems to be huge. As well,AMEN to this. Personally, this seems right to me, but again, anyone feel free to disagree.

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  2. Keith, good post brother. I have been down both roads, and as much as we "macho men" like to think that 2 women is the ideal, it ain't! What it is ~ is a lot of work. I won't get too graphic, but think about it?

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  3. Personally in believe in equality. if men are allowed to be polygamous then Women should be allowed to be have other partners. Not allowing it is damn right sexism!

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  4. Part of me thinks we shouldn't use Kenya as an example of anything concerning human rights, even if they sometimes get it right.

    Am I being too harsh?

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    1. No, you aren't being too harsh at all. Allowing polygyny is a tiny step and one that is problematic, since it is the only form of polygamy their law now allows. Kenya is no model.

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