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Argument: Polygamy is no worse than modern serial monogamy

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Reasons to agree

  1. John Tierney. "Who's Afraid of Polygamy?". New York Times. March 11, 2006 - "Polygamy isn't necessarily worse than the current American alternative: serial monogamy."
  2. Serial monogamy is the practice of, in the context of marriage, marrying one person, divorcing them, marrying another person, divorcing them, and moving on and on through husbands and wives. This is very common in the West, with divorce rates as high as 50%. Pro-polygamists legitimately ask, "so it's OK to marry-divorce-marry-and-divorce, but it's not OK to marry all of those wives at the same time? Why?"

Reasons to disagree

  1. Polygamy is worse than modern serial monogamy because it forces the women within polygamy to bow their heads to accept that their husband is currently with, and in the future will be with other women. In serial monogamy each relationship has the potential of being monogamous.

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