How can women share their man, if a girl knew her man had sex with a girl she would call that cheating, but obviously these women dont look at it this way, why?
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Well obviously in muslim countries it's allowed in their religion. A religion that was written by men Powerful men who benefit from something like that.
The rest of population does not benefit from it. Women as you said get jealous and a lot of men are left without a partner.
I think in many societies there is a lot of pressure for women to accept a second wife or be a second/ thrid... wife. Sometimes they don't have a choice at all. If chosen freely, I think it's a path that only very few would choose.
There are certain circumstances under which polygamy works for a nations. but they're rare. more than occasional polygamy is not good for a country it leads to all kinds of problems. A lot of people here said it's biology, that's not strictly true. It's not in a woman's interest for he husband/ partner or whatever to be invested in a child that is not hers.
And I mean we do live in a society not in the wild and for men don't have money or high status polygamy leads to aggression and frustration which in return leads to all kinds of political problems0