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Monogamy vs Polygamy: Is the Norm of Monogamy Regrettable?
The norm of monogamy in society is regrettable.
Norms of monogamy disenfranchise marginalized groups in society.
Non-monogamous relationships can better satisfy people's relationship-related needs.
The ingrained norm of monogamy means that people who practice non-monogamous relationships often face discrimination and social stigma.
Monogamy is a social construct that restricts human nature, therefore it should not be a permanent norm.
The norm of monogamy creates societal problems.
The institution of monogamy reinforces gender roles within relationships more than non-monogamous relationships.
Societal norms and expectations around monogamous relationships mean people are more likely to remain in unsatisfying relationships.
Non-monogamous relationships can be more successful and fulfilling than monogamous ones.
Non-monogamous relationships are more likely to face difficulties when it comes to navigating the legal aspects of a relationship.
Normalising non-monogamous relationships makes it more likely that relationships with harmful gender dynamics will occur and contribute to wider societal problems.
Growing up in the context of a non-monogamous relationship disadvantages children.
Monogamous relationships are often very satisfying and provide both partners with security, trust, and intimacy.
The fact that monogamy is a social standard is reasonable because a pairing of two people is the basic form of relationship. Polygamy could easily be choosen as a variant without considering the norm of monogamy regrettable.
Navigating non-monogamous relationships can be extremely difficult for some people, so a norm of monogamy is beneficial for them.
Should Polygamy Be Legal?
Is it acceptable for women to propose marriage to men?
People should negotiate relationship agreements.