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Offline LilacTopic starter

Political Incorrectness
« on: July 08, 2007, 03:11:51 PM »
I found this interesting:

Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature

Most women benefit from polygyny, while most men benefit from monogamy

When there is resource inequality among men—the case in every human society—most women benefit from polygyny: women can share a wealthy man. Under monogamy, they are stuck with marrying a poorer man.

The only exceptions are extremely desirable women. Under monogamy, they can monopolize the wealthiest men; under polygyny, they must share the men with other, less desirable women. However, the situation is exactly opposite for men. Monogamy guarantees that every man can find a wife. True, less desirable men can marry only less desirable women, but that's much better than not marrying anyone at all.

Men in monogamous societies imagine they would be better off under polygyny. What they don't realize is that, for most men who are not extremely desirable, polygyny means no wife at all, or, if they are lucky, a wife who is much less desirable than one they could get under monogamy.


Offline Celestial Goblin

Re: Political Incorrectness
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2007, 04:00:17 PM »
I am and always was a firm supporter of poliandry.;)

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Re: Political Incorrectness
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Offline Vekseid

Re: Political Incorrectness
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2007, 10:15:00 AM »
Polygyny is fine so long as I'm the only one who gets to do it!