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Facts

Cultural
Polygamy is a marriage
in which there are more than two partners.
Perspective
Cultures that practice polygamy include: Indian, African, Mormon Fundamentalist, and Muslim
Polygamy. The
husband is having
absolute power
over the family.

Cultures justify it through both social and economic reasons.


The marriage system fulfilled sexual, social, economic, and security needs of both the men and women. It also addressed the issues of unmarried wom
Abandoned
wives
and
The practice of polygamy gave more manpower for families to
cultivate the
agricultural
land, bringing more wealth and economic benefits.
Mormon Fundamentalists also believe that it is required to achieve
salvation
inlegal
Heaven.
children
have no

support.
They are obligated to
accept polygamy. Women
are treated as inferior and
property because they
cannot object their
husband taking more
wives.
Polygamy lowers a
womens social and
economic status because it
forces her to compete with
the other wives and
children for scarce
resources.
It impacts the womens
physical and mental health.
There is an increase in the
spread of STDs and
HIV/AIDS between the
wives and children through
the husband. There is also
an increase in domestic
abuse.

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(Polygamy) Is Already A Practice." The
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Calvin Hang, Na Zhang, and Alissa Barcena


Von Struensee,Geog
Susan.
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Contribution of Polygamy to
Dr. Presaido
Women's Oppression and

Women
Oppression
by

Polyga
my

What is it?
A part of culture or
A way to oppress women?

Statistics

Over 3 billion people around the world believe in polygamy. About 2 billion men and women are in polygamous relationships.
2 billion women and children are oppressed by polygamy.
Polygamy is legal in the culture of over 150 countries. In countries such as the United States and Western Europe, over 200,000 peo
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Stop Polygamy?
How?
Polygamists:
Polygamists can stop the oppression
of women by putting an end to the
cultural practice by being
monogamous instead. Times have
changed, however. With time,
cultures change.
Society:
Being informed is always the first
step. Spreading awareness. Around
the world, polygamy is practiced
everywhere, even in countries in
which it is illegal. Contact public
officials, such as state governors,
attorney generals, and legislators,