Quote: Originally Posted by karrie
If they stop having plural marriages in Bountiful, will that cure the issue?
A man who's going to engage in that kind of behaviour will. Scum is scum talloola. They'll just divorce the old crone and marry the new girl. Removing the right to plural marriage doesn't erase scum-baggery. But denying a loving plural group, that isn't about control and cult ideals, the rights of a marriage, based on what some scumbags do, isn't right.
I agree partially, scum is scum. I don't believe the very small percentage of 'loving' polygamist
marriages would ever make up enough numbers to actually necessitate it becoming law.
I believe that one man with many wives is a degradation of women, even if they don't think so at the
Using the word 'love' to make it OK just doesn't do it for me, there is too much baggage behind the
scenes in the 'real' everyday lives of such women, I just can't get my head around the idea.
My vision of such arrangements would contain an alpha female, then down the line with different types
who all 'need' either shelter, comfort, control by the male and alpha female, a situation of belonging,
because of lack of self, eg. can't advance alone, a true follower, very sexually attractive women, (for
awhile) till they get fed up, a bit of a classroom situation, and jealousy.
I think any modern woman, intelligent, who wants to be a contributing citizen of the country, would not
allow herself to be caught up in such an arrangement, as that would create all of the things she would
Of course there is scum anywhere, but in my mind two wrongs don't make a right.
sure all of the problems in any marriage, would be in those marriages, multiplied by many all at the
One problem would be multiplied because of all of the people involved in each
For me it isn't a moral problem, I don't view people that way, i'm not religious, not bound by narrow
rules, i'm very open actually, but I don't want to see women being caught up in a controlling situation,
would rather see them learn how to be an individual in the world, self contained and equal, there is
no equality in polygamy.
I guess if one looks at many animals, and wants to behave and live like them, a herd of females with
one male ruling over them, impregnating them, and fighting off other males, and one thinks that is
for them, then go for it.
I guess if one rounded up a group of women who are wandering in life, lonely, needy, low self esteem,
and created a polygamist group, that could make them happier, but what man would want a group like
that, except one who would also send away to some third world country because he wants servants and
sexual arrangements, and that kind of man is very undesireable eventually when all of his servants
'wake' up and smell the coffee.