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Mormon Plural Marriages The moment people hear the word polygamy their minds turn to images of old-fashioned sexist fringe Mormon and illegal Polygamy as referred to on this site is meant in its most popular use where one husband has more than one wife at the same time Technically Websters Dictionary defines this practice as polygyny Polygamy has been practiced by mankind for thousands of years Many of the ancient Israelites were polygamous some having hundreds of wives King Solomonbis said to have had seven hundred wives The first essay we read was by Elizabeth Joseph called My Husbands Nine Wives which is a short essay on her normal days and how she has grown from have a plural marriage with her husband Joseph states compelling social reasons make polygamy the life style attractive to the modern career woman She supports this statement by telling us that the Old Testament disapproves of this act but it is just simply a better life style in her eyes Joseph believes ever since she let her husband marry again and again for eight more times he life has only gotten better for herself personally Joseph does not go into depth about it although she just tells us a few reasons why she likes it and then thats it The article I read to compare and contrast this essay with was called I would Never Go Back to Being a Monogamous Wife By Mary Batchelor Marianne Watson and Anne Wilde The three of them put one article together with well thought of facts and personal experiences very well written The three women put this article on behalf of one woman who is in a Polygamous relationship leaving the womans name anonymous because this practice is illegal The woman states how after her husband married his second wife she saw my husbands eyes full of new respect and approval she made a point to say that this didnt come
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