"Moonaroo" has an interesting series of posts surrounding the raid last year of the Yearning For Zion Ranch/FLDS, and the forcible removal of 400+ children on allegations of child abuse, which were later dismissed by the Texas Supreme Court.
Her posts, in order, are here, here, and here. That last one is Larry King Interview with some women from the FLDS which set off all sort of warning bells for me.
Moonaroo was apparently inundated with comments many of which were rather rude, and the great majority of which were from guys. She's looking to hear what the gals think.
Her posts raised an interesting question for me: Is polygamy "wrong"? "Wrong" is of course a shockingly loaded term. But I mean ... is it inherently less ideal than monogamy? Is it inherently more dangerous and/or degrading to women than monogamy? Do the answers to these questions change based on culture/time? Why or why not? Etc.
For myself I wouldn't want to be married to more than one woman. I love Megan, and she rocks, and I'm totally happy with her, AND sometimes it takes a great deal of concentration and commitment on my part to be a good husband to her (and no doubt vice versa). But I definitely don't have enough concentration and committment to do that with two people, even if I wanted to, which I don't.
But maybe some guys *do* have enough concentration and committment? Or maybe in some cultures that are less individualistic (there's a loaded term) marriage in *general* is easier? Or maybe ....
There--I'm sure I've opened at least a couple of cans of worms, and no doubt garnered a great deal of trouble for myself by doing so. =) Your thoughts?