I’m thinking more in terms of if polygamy was made legal in the US or Europe. At a guess, laws would have to change. Maybe instead of a 50/50 split, it would be a 33/33/33 split. Setting aside the legal aspects (which would HAVE to be changed and modified to fit the new situation) what other exploitation do you see? Frankly I see none. I also think you’d be surprised at how often it would be 2 men and a woman in the relationship…again, don’t think in terms of native societies of the past, but in terms of this implemented NOW…and in a modern western democracy, say. In THOSE terms, why exploitation of women?
I agree. Unfortunately, most of us aren’t set up to properly evaluate such things, nor to determine exactly what ‘exploitation’ is in such a society. Have women been exploited in the past? Sure they have. So have men and children. However, in terms of putting such a system forth HERE, in the US or in Europe, I’m not seeing it. Do people think we’d go back to tribal ways if we implemented such a thing??
Let me ask you something…you don’t have to answer if its too personal or you are uncomfortable. You’ve hinted that you are in such a marrage. How do your wives feel about it? Do THEY feel ‘exploited’ in any way? If I were to guess, the answer would be an emphatic NO! If I were to bet, I’d guess that they don’t feel exploited in the least, and would resent the hell out of anyone saying they were.