For and against polygamy

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - ISSUES -

YES

● It’s a more hon­est way of be­hav­ing than hid­ing mis­tresses and il­le­git­i­mate chil­dren as many men do in Europe and Amer­ica.

● Mar­ry­ing wid­ows en­sures that a so­ci­ety cares for its or­phans.

● Polygamy is a way for an­cient so­ci­eties to re­assert them­selves in the face of West­ern cul­tural im­pe­ri­al­ism.

NO

● It’s com­pletely at odds with the ideal of gen­der equal­ity that is at the heart of a mod­ern so­ci­ety.

● It sends out the wrong mes­sage about the trans­mis­sion of HIV/Aids.

● You could ar­gue that a woman hav­ing more than one hus­band is a good strat­egy for check­ing the world’s pop­u­la­tion growth. – The In­de­pen­dent

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