Quote from red255
See, there are 2 problems with this. the current one is the fact that in reality the number of hetro females is roughly the same as the number of hetro males, so if one male takes multiple females that leaves several other males frustrated. and young frustrated males tend to make bad decisions.
In the anime/manga/fantasy world females tend to out number males 5-10 to 1. and chainmail bikinis provide enough protection.
the other problem is well, mostly outdated but when men were the main bread winner (which they still earn more than females) its not really enough to support MULTIPLE wives for most people. so its sort of a crime of negligence since the other wives wouldn't be getting enough support.
a third problem is likely with the inheritance laws. Which can likely be re-written but without addressing that it opens a large can of worms.
Women don't typically want multiple husbands.
Whoa there. Why so sexist? I never said anything about only men having multiple female partners. Even if my examples are male + multiple females (since those were some prominent examples), that doesn't mean it can't be the other way around. If there are women willing to share why can't there be guys? We're not living in the olden days where women don't have a choice. The point about anime and manga is invalid as I'm not even talking about those. The Wheel of Time series had about equal number of male and female protagonists, and Muslims having multiple wives is a real life phenomenon.
I also don't really see how inheritance laws will need to be changed much. After all, it's just like having multiple children only they're from different mothers/fathers.
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