Argument: Older wives suffer when new wives enter a polygamous marriage

Issue Report: Polygamy


Steve Sailer. “The Problem with Polygamy”. United Press International. January 17, 2002 – “I’ve been following accounts of polygamous societies ever since I saw an article in the early 1980s about a Kenyan man with 150 wives. It set the template for every first-hand description of polygamy that I’ve read since. The reporter diligently interviewed the youngest wife, who thought polygamy was terrific since it allowed her to marry the richest, handsomest, and most respected man in her village.

He also quoted the oldest wife, who was nostalgic for the days when she didn’t have to share her husband with this army of younger wives.”