Issues and Ideas of Polygamy by Aisha B. Lemu

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Issues and ideas of Polygamy 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
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What will happen then in the future or into a few more years where the disorder of sexes will may be so dramatic that for every man twelve women will be shared? Then what? Polygamy will maybe not be a truth solution and then maybe we will have to attack the true problems of violence and deaths of men. Another point that the author exposed is the circumstances where the wives are sick and the husbands can 't manage it or where "wives are unable to have children while the husband very much wants them". 
This argument represents a more logical thought, although not entirely correct in my opinion and own personal believes. I just can 't still understand why it is necessary to go get another partner just for the benefit of a baby, when you could solve it "renting a belly" without resorting to commitments with other woman. But even if it happens or not, I think that the choices of a couple are personal choices and if the wife agrees then is her own personal choice. 
 The other point that exposes is the cases where a marriage has not been very successful and the husband loves another woman. The author also express some things about when a husband need to divorce from the first wife to be with the second wife, but the first wife doesn 't want to be divorce for the "secure of the marriage, for herself and their children". Before starting to explain anything else I do think is quite understandable the worry that a wife could have for the economical and physical securities

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