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Against the Odds, A 40-Year Old West African Village in South Carolina Has Thrived
Thanks to a concerted effort, in 1974, women got expanded rights (including the right to own property within the village) and compulsory polygyny was banned. In 1992, the village opened the Ifa priesthood to women, which gave them access to divinatory ...
What about polygamy?
Polygamy comes in two forms: polygyny and polyandry. Polygyny is when a male maintains a “harem” of wives with whom he mates and typically produces children. Polyandry, on the other hand, is the mirror image of polygyny but with a woman maintaining a ...
Is the Family of the Future Polyamorous?
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Often Decried, Polygyny May Sometimes Have Advantages
Much of the world frowns on the practice of polygamy. Most countries around the globe ban or restrict marriages to more than one spouse at a time. And polygyny–where one husband has more than one wife–is decried by the United Nations Human Rights ...

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