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Offline LadyAVATopic starter

Anybody up for a lil polygamy? (insert sarcasm here)
« on: September 19, 2012, 11:34:21 PM »
So in a chatroom this evening I ran into a guy that swore he was the king of the world, the savior of the human race. He basically ranted about male superiority to women and how by bing a polygamist allows for him to procreate the most genetically perfect female daughters. He also decided that he was told by his deity to impregnate young women and then also have with their daughters (he said he would abort all the boys btw) impregnated as well. The sad thing is that he actually believes that THIS will indeed cure human "extinction" (apparently he hasn't read the works statistics that humans are NOT going extinct but doing the exact opposite). He shared how his polygamy will be the new normal for the works order that is to come after WW3.

Can we say, quackers?

Anyone pro-polygamy here? I would like to hear from a more sane individual on the topic! If you are anti, let me know your thoughts as well! 

Offline Serephino

Re: Anybody up for a lil polygamy? (insert sarcasm here)
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2012, 11:44:40 PM »
The guy you were talking to definitely seems to be several eggs short of a dozen.  However, I don't see a problem with polygamy itself.  Don't get me wrong, those cults that marry off young girls to guys old enough to be their grandfathers is kinda sick...  But if all parties are consenting adults, and that is what they want, then why not let them do it?

Offline LadyAVATopic starter

Re: Anybody up for a lil polygamy? (insert sarcasm here)
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2012, 11:51:06 PM »
I agree to the consenting adult part, of course! I'm not sure how happy I would be as a woman to only have my husband on Thursday (lol you know we each get a night with him a week). I'm sure jealousy would run rampant! I can just imagine the emotional turmoil it would take on me.

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Re: Anybody up for a lil polygamy? (insert sarcasm here)
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 12:32:18 AM »
So in a chatroom this evening I ran into a guy that swore he was the king of the world, the savior of the human race. He basically ranted about male superiority to women and how by bing a polygamist allows for him to procreate the most genetically perfect female daughters. He also decided that he was told by his deity to impregnate young women and then also have with their daughters (he said he would abort all the boys btw) impregnated as well. The sad thing is that he actually believes that THIS will indeed cure human "extinction" (apparently he hasn't read the works statistics that humans are NOT going extinct but doing the exact opposite). He shared how his polygamy will be the new normal for the works order that is to come after WW3.

Can we say, quackers?
 


From a book I read bout the myths connected to the constellations in the night sky:

"As the guest of King Thespius, Heracles had a round sleeping with the king's fifty daughters,  a new one every night, and in time fifty sons of Heracles were born in the palace. According to other writers, the entire sleep-in happened in a single night. Late Roman poets have dubbed this one of his Great Works, but it should be counted as an apocryphic one."

 ::)

Offline Lilias

Re: Anybody up for a lil polygamy? (insert sarcasm here)
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012, 01:21:56 AM »
It's interesting how, 9 times out of 10, we hear polygamy and think polygyny (one man, several women). How about some corrective polyandry (one woman, several men) for a change? Then perhaps we won't have to take things in hand so much, because he needs a rest to recharge just as she's getting going! ;)

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Re: Anybody up for a lil polygamy? (insert sarcasm here)
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2012, 02:00:59 PM »
It's interesting how, 9 times out of 10, we hear polygamy and think polygyny (one man, several women). How about some corrective polyandry (one woman, several men) for a change? Then perhaps we won't have to take things in hand so much, because he needs a rest to recharge just as she's getting going! ;)

/plot buffalo

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Re: Anybody up for a lil polygamy? (insert sarcasm here)
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2012, 08:52:16 PM »
Polyamory (which can consist of any group of n>2 people of any gender mix) is perfectly fine in my book.  The key thing is mutual consent, a group day planner, and healthy doses of patience, communication, and flexibility to streamline things.


Offline Serephino

Re: Anybody up for a lil polygamy? (insert sarcasm here)
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2012, 03:08:18 AM »
Jealousy can be a problem, which is why people advise caution before getting into Polyamory of any sort.  I guess it just depends on your outlook.  I know there are at least a few married people here who are in open relationships and have been happy.  Some people can handle it, and others can't.  I don't think I could share a partner, mostly because of self esteem issues.  My boyfriend is very big on Monogamy, so as much as I might want to, I have to respect his wishes if I'm going to stay with him. 

I've watched a few episodes of the TV show Sister Wives, and they seemed happy enough until wife #4 got pregnant.  Then the other wives got jealous of all the attention she was getting, even though a pregnant mate does need a little  extra attention, and a new baby is an exciting thing.  I don't know if they ever got over it because I haven't seen an episode since, but those are the kinds of things that need to be considered. 

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Re: Anybody up for a lil polygamy? (insert sarcasm here)
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2012, 11:45:36 AM »
Jealousy can rear its ugly head in any relationship, not just polygamy. 

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Re: Anybody up for a lil polygamy? (insert sarcasm here)
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2012, 12:18:24 PM »
Jealousy can rear its ugly head in any relationship, not just polygamy. 

Absolutely, but remember that in a poly relationship, you have an ever-increasing number of 'relationships' inside the set, any one of which can wake the green-eyed monster. 

*breaks out blackboard*

Any member of a triad can be jealous of the bond between the other two.  Any pair in a quad can be jealous of any other pair, plus there's each individual that can be jealous of any pair, or the three-way connection of the others.  Add in one or more others, and it can get messy really fast.

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Re: Anybody up for a lil polygamy? (insert sarcasm here)
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2012, 12:24:11 PM »
The key thing is mutual consent, a group day planner, and healthy doses of patience, communication, and flexibility to streamline things.

I dunno, I bet if one of the participants has more streamlined flexibility than the others there's bound to be some jealousy about the issue eventually. :x

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Re: Anybody up for a lil polygamy? (insert sarcasm here)
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2012, 12:32:37 PM »
That's where the patience and the communication come in.  ;)

Oh, and in regards to the guy in the OP's post, he's a perfect example of Not Doing It Right.  I'd sit him down with a copy of Mendel's work on genetics - either to read, or to beat him over the head with.
« Last Edit: September 21, 2012, 12:34:22 PM by Oniya »

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Re: Anybody up for a lil polygamy? (insert sarcasm here)
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2012, 01:32:50 PM »
I agree to the consenting adult part, of course! I'm not sure how happy I would be as a woman to only have my husband on Thursday (lol you know we each get a night with him a week). I'm sure jealousy would run rampant! I can just imagine the emotional turmoil it would take on me.
Perhaps, more relief than jelousy.

Offline backbreaker86

Re: Anybody up for a lil polygamy? (insert sarcasm here)
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2012, 12:03:17 PM »
I am All for polygamy! I would not do that myself but will not stop another group of people doing what they want or their religious right to do so. I will however say that it should be somewhat equal in that a woman could have many husbands as she wants as well. With that i can only imagine the problems that will arise when a man takes another wife into his home or even his bed. Jealousy has to be a main concern! Or maybe not, maybe they all get along really well!!! I am done ranting for now..

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Re: Anybody up for a lil polygamy? (insert sarcasm here)
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2012, 12:17:32 PM »
Now, when it gets abusive, like kicking the young teenaged boys out on the street so that the old men can continue to get more young teenaged 'wives', who in turn don't know that they have a basic human right to refuse - that's where 'religious freedom' as a rationalization fails for me.  To paraphrase some wise men of my day:

"If you can be excellent to each other, then party on, dudes!"

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Re: Anybody up for a lil polygamy? (insert sarcasm here)
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2012, 11:23:58 AM »
The longer I am married, the more I am against marriage.  It just seems...unnatural.  Are there not more efficient mechanisms for raising young?

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