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?