As I was strolling through my YouTube today, I came across a video from the local radio station in Houston interviewing a family that practiced Polygamy.
Now, I am not the type to judge instantly, but their situation wasn’t normal. This particular family formed because the “husband” in the relationship got caught cheating on his wife. When the wife found out that her husband was cheating, she decided to meet the “side piece.”
Needless to say, they decided to form a Polygamist relationship. The thing that caught my attention was when the interviewer asked the husband if it was okay if the woman wanted to bring another man into their marriage. Well, the answer to that question was NO.
I instantly became irritated because that is not fair. Why should the guy get to have two women? Why should the guy get to keep his side piece and his wife?
On the other hand, I watched another video with Brother Polight, who is also a Polygamist. He explained that practicing Polygamy helps with raising a family. Brother Polight sees his family as a business structure. In the video I watched, he broke down the fact that there isn’t enough time in the day to work, clean, eat, bathe, take care of your children, and relax if you’re doing it all yourself. However, I didn’t want to. I kind of agreed with that statement. Honestly, it still doesn’t justify why he needs several wives. Some alternatives can assist if you don’t have enough time in the day, like getting a Nanny.
I feel like Polygamy is a male-dominated relationship, and it’s for the man’s own selfish needs. I may be wrong, but in the first video below, that’s the vibe I got. In the second video, Brother Poilight made some good points, but I still feel like Polygamy is a selfish act beneficial to men.
Here are the two videos I watched on YouTube.