I warned Malcolm Turnbull and others of the Left that saying yes to same-sex marriage would make it hard to say no to polygamy. How could we say no to any three adults marrying once we've agreed to any two? A new dating site for Muslim polygamists suggests that argument is about to start.
Indonesian factory worker Iyus Yusuf Fasyiya points to pictures of his two wives and children during an interview with Reuters in Bogor, Indonesia, in this still image taken from video Sept 2, Source: Reuters. Under traditional Islamic law, men are allowed to take on a maximum of four wives.
Men tend to perceive both polygyny — in which a man has more than one wife — and polyandry — in which a woman has more than one husband — as less troublesome than women, according to new research published in the journal Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences. As they were going to commercial, the reporter asked how severe a sentence the man should get if he is convicted. Widman of Juniata College.
Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones. Verified by Psychology Today. Out of the Ooze. The popularity of television shows such as Sister Wives and Big Love that feature polygamous families reveals an enduring human fascination with a social arrangement that is generally frowned upon by most modern societies.
Illustration by Firman Dicho Rivan. Riski Ramdani's tech startup is trying to disrupt the nuclear family. He's the latest in a growing list of tech entrepreneurs trying to offer Indonesian Muslims an Islamic alternative to dating apps like Tinder and Bumble, and, like so many of these new religious startups, Riski isn't trying to just connect Muslim singles, he wants to connect men with their second, third, and fourth wives as well.
In fact, a survey found a staggering one in three Tinder users was already in an relationship. For would-be polygamists in Indonesia, any concerns they might not fit into the world of internet dating have been allayed thanks to a new Tinder-style app. Though widely frowned upon, Polygamy is legal in Indonesia, where a man is allowed to be married to up to four women at a time.
In the UK, polygamous marriages — in which a person has more than one spouse — are only recognized if they took place in countries where they are legal. British law, however, does not stop unregistered religious ceremonies from taking place. Most Muslims in Britain do not practice polygamy, but some interpretations of the Quran say that a man may marry two, three, or four women, so long as he can deal justly and fairly with each of them.
Most however dismissed him as a retrogressive dinosaur stuck in a time warp somewhere between the stone-age and the dark-age. But of course they were wrong. Research shows that monogamy is unraveling. In fact, a new dating website, Open Minded, is creating buzz because it's designed not for cheaters but for people who want open relationships.
When a man is married to more than one wife at a time, sociologists call this polygyny. When a woman is married to more than one husband at a time, it is called polyandry. If a marriage includes multiple husbands and wives, it can be called a group marriage.