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Could legalizing polygyny help solve the crisis of children in fatherless homes?

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Host Naimah Latif

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In cultures where there is an extreme imbalance in the ratio of male to female, due to wars or other tragedies that drastically reduced the male polulation, people choose to make cultural adjustments for the sake of the survival of the community. Men are allowed to marry more than one wife, to give every woman an opportunity to have a husband and raise her children in a family that includes a father who is present. This system was intended to prevent the misuse of women as concubines, mere sex partners who have no public respect or legal rights. Better Nikka Co-Founder Minera Habeel discusses the institution of polygyny as a remedy for society's ills and the responses of women at the thought of men legally marrying multiple wives.