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Krista and Carla

Reader comment on item: Westerners Welcome Harems
in response to reader comment: There are 57 Islamic States...... "What's wrong with polygamy?" -- kazander

Submitted by kazander (United States), Nov 28, 2008 at 19:42

Krista: How is your comment not a complete non sequitur? Why would you assume that I admire any of the Islamic states and how is it relevant? I don't think Muslims should be allowed to engage in polygamy in deference to the Sharia--I agree that there should be strict limits on the extent to which we make religious accommadations under the law. I think that anybody should be allowed to engage in polygamy because there is no logical reason why consenting adults shouldn't be able to marry each other in any particular number or gender combination that they so desire.

Carla: Of course women should be allowed to take multiple husbands. Or a wife and a husband. But I think your comment is indicative of the generally puerile level on which this debate takes place: "Haha, bet you guys wouldn't like it if I had a couple hot, young husbands....snicker." Why on earth would it make any difference to anyone how you choose to arrange your family and sexual life (again, with the provisos that this takes place between consenting adults and that you aren't infringing on the rights of others)?


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