Yes, obviously

Polygamy is about to be decriminalised in Utah. Is it good news for women?

Marriage, mating, pairing – not quite le mot juste here but still – off is a marketplace. If some number of women are taken off the market by allying themselves multiply with the one man then that increases the supply of available men for the smaller number of available women.

Thus all women not in polygamous marriages get to trade up.

The people who suffer in a polygamous society are the non-polygamous men, the people who benefit the non-polygamous women.

Possibly the polygamous men suffer too – multiple mothers in law?

16 thoughts on “Yes, obviously”

  1. Since women were “liberated” from the hardship of monogamy, polygamy, whether de jure or de facto, is the inevitable consequence of having 80% of the women chasing 20% of the blokes. I think that whether it’s good news for society is the more pertinent question.

  2. 3rd paragraph:

    Draper was a member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS) – a polygamist sect led by Warren Jeffs, who is now in prison for two felony counts of child sexual assault.

    Pervert in perving shocker. Stay tuned for sports at 10 and death of Western Society shortly thereafter.

  3. Bigamy is defined as having one too many wives.

    Funnily enough, that’s also the definition of monogamy……

  4. Polygamy is the next big thing, hot on the heels of gay marriage and transgenders. Expect to hear a lot more about this over the next few years.

  5. Mark Twain in Roughing It, had a funny section about meeting Brigham Young in Utah on his stagecoach journey west. Brigham couldn’t keep the names of kids straight, and bemoaned the fact that he couldn’t give a little trinket of a gift to one wife without all the others getting jealous. It’s pretty funny. Twain goes on to comment that Mormon women were so ugly that the men did them a considerable favor by marrying so many of them. Perhaps in 1860. My own observation growing up in a small western town was that the Mormon girls were damned cute, in a goody two-shoes sort of way. But generally unavailable to us infidels.

  6. ‘The people who suffer in a polygamous society’

    There is that journalist word, ‘suffer.’

    Bumper sticker logic.

  7. @Boganboy

    Polyandry: fat, uglies with blue hair and harridans like domestic abuser Layla Moran MP

    Tim N has an obsession with it

    @Gamecock

    +1 I am not “suffering” because I don’t own a 757 like Trump
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2MOJ5pdrhU

    Hmm, misogynist evil Hitler Trump’s 757 female PA has been there since 2005

    Woke, kind, gentle Meghan Markle goes through PAs, Nannies, Protection Officers like they’re loo roll

    Touch of irony in presenters:
    Harry and Meghan return to London for final royal duties
    https://youtu.be/1omBkZ9XmjU?t=23

    Meghan Gold-Digger’s face and body language screaming “I don’t want to be here, all I want is loadsa money”

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