by Aisha B. Lemu
In the essay of "Defense of Polygamy" by the british, feminist, activist and writer Aisha B. Lemu, explains why polygamy could be a great solution for many women without partners or for many women with partners but with difficulties in their relations.
She explain why because of the large numbers of men dying in war, and others violent confrontation groups, a huge group of widows, fiancés, and women in general, have left alone without any protection for themselves or their children. The quantities in general of men in these days are low and have left a large group of women alone with no or difficult chances to get married or have a partner. Therefore, she states that most of women rather believe in sharing a man that not having any at all. And even more if the political laws of the country establish an obligation toward the second, third or fourth wife and their respective children, making a responsible way of supporting the rights of the woman. For me this first demonstration makes a logical reason, but not the answer for a truly right solution.
I don't think polygamy is the true unique solution for the uniformity of our era. I think the true problem here is the violence and misunderstanding that we had made with each other and that has lead us to unnecessary wars and undesirable misbalance of the masses of the gender. Not attacking the real problem but rather settling ourselves to the problem, content to leave the wrong things we have done as they are and conforming to live with it. It’s like the problem of deforestation; we know that the problem is there but we don't resolve it, we prefer to put on oxygen masks in the future than to attack the real problem now. So then I believe that her reason of polygamy because of the "war issue" is not a true solution but a momentary accordance to "survival", not attacking or giving a real answer (which is to me the increase of violence of everyday that has made...