Polgyny

United States
June 26, 2009 8:02pm CST
I have heard of men having more than one wife How many of you can live this way? I know some can and do I am not holding nothing against them but what is it called when a women has more than one husband have any of you heard of that?
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@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
27 Jun 09
A woman having more than one husband is called polyandry. It is not nearly as common as polygyny, but it does occur in a few cultures in Africa, Asia, and the Canadian Arctic. The most common type of polyandry is fraternal polyandry, which is when a woman marries two or more men who are brothers.
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• United States
27 Jun 09
That's interesting to know. With that being said I can't imagine being married to my brother-in-law too. He and my husband are too different to tolerate. Family get togethers are difficult enough. I can't imagine having them both on a day to day basis!
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@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
27 Jun 09
In cultures where polygyny and polyandry are practiced, marriages aren't as personal or emotional as they are in most Western cultures. Marriage is usually an economic arrangement rather than romantic, so they don't feel the same way about "sharing" a spouse as we might.
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• United States
27 Jun 09
Well I am not married but my boyfriend boy I sure would not wanna be married to either of his brothers they are so different just wondering why its okay for these men to marrie more than one wife and not okay for women
• United States
27 Jun 09
I live in houston now but i lived in utah for 5 years. Pologimist are different , you mosty see them in walmart , one men with with 3-7 women following him around with kids of couse . The women where long dresses which cover them from neck to toe and they usually look down. The women wera there hair in long long braid down there bvack . The man just looks like a coyboy from one of those old western movies.. they never bother anyone and they dont go door to door like the mormons or johivah witnesss,they just keep to themselves. Iwould never want more the one husband or wife , one will be perfect for me
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• United States
27 Jun 09
I've never heard of a woman having more than one husband. First I don't think any man would tolerate living second to another man in a house and what woman would want more than one husband. I have one and thats quite enough for me!!
• United States
27 Jun 09
thats so true but I am just asking the question this is so funny but any way why is it okay for men and not women