This blog was inspired by some articles I've read from different publications and I think it was even discussed here on TVSA, I can't remember but let's discuss it anyway. With the possibility of having a future president of this country who is open about his polygamous status, I'm so sure there'll be more and more of these cases in years to come since it's legal in our country.
Definition of Polygamy
Polygamy in the most basic sense refers to a marriage that involves multiple spouses, instead of two.
Polygamy has been practiced for centuries but has been eliminated in most modern societies.
There are a few different types of polygamy.
A union that involves one woman and two or more men is correctly termed polyandry, while a union involving one man and two or more women is called polygyny.
Polyandry is illegal in South Africa by the way. Polygamy is only allowed if the first woman agrees to it. What happens when the woman disagrees, will the man stop or will he just go ahead and marry or maybe have an extramarital affair and give the wife's disapproval as an excuse to his philandering.
Why aren't we allowed to have more than one husbands?
This woman from True Love magazine said that this will not mean that we'll do it but that it would be nice to also have that option.
check one of the responses below from M&G blogger on the issue.
Interesting article. I was imagining a scenario of polygamous marriage where a bisexual husband/wife takes an extra spouse, of either(is it any or either?) sex, to accommodate any potential philandering. Hmmm, I wonder if the constitution accommodates that too.
Well more and more modern south african women are getting into polygamous marriages one example in particular Mandlakazi Mphahlwa the former SABC 3 Newsreader.
Some say it's the African culture and therefore we should embrace it, me personally I have a problem with culture that is not consistent, we seem to be taking bits and pieces of only things that suit us.
It's interesting to see that most men are in support of this, and they all say that women outnumber men, so they have to accomodate some of us, pluuueeease.
my take: what's good for the geese is also good for the gander.
Please share the following, it would be nice to read about your honest comments on this one:
African culture on Polygamy (my history knowledge is not up to scratch)
Those of you who grew up in polygamous families - how has it been like.
Those who are/considering to be in this type of relationship.
Churches that practice polygamy, what does the bible say about it.
Polygamy and the modern woman
There are so many things I've researched and wish to write on this blog about polygamy , but hey this blog is going to be too long and reading sometimes is not pleasurable to some of you.
sorry about the colors people, I was just trying to make it more readable