Latest Polygamy Stories

2013-08-19 23:17:58

An article in the current issue of the Journal of Mammalogy provides insights into the reasons female prairie dogs copulate with several males, also known as polyandry. While the results of this study showed that this practice increases birth rates, it also can decrease the mother's chances of survival. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Female organisms commonly copulate with multiple male partners, and prairie dogs are no exceptions. The question is, why do females undergo...

2012-05-03 19:31:44

Recent raids of religious compounds in Texas and British Columbia make clear that polygamy is, to say the least, frowned upon by western governments. But legal questions aside, can polygamy ever be morally permissible? An article in the latest issue of the journal Ethics makes the case that traditional forms of polygamy are inherently unequal and therefore morally objectionable. "In traditional polygamy, only one person may marry multiple spouses. This central spouse divides him or...

2012-01-24 11:33:02

In cultures that permit men to take multiple wives, the intra-sexual competition that occurs causes greater levels of crime, violence, poverty and gender inequality than in societies that institutionalize and practice monogamous marriage. That is a key finding of a new University of British Columbia-led study that explores the global rise of monogamous marriage as a dominant cultural institution. The study suggests that institutionalized monogamous marriage is rapidly replacing polygamy...

2011-08-02 10:28:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz approved plans last week to upgrade public libraries in Saudi Arabia through the King Abdullah Project for the Development of Public Libraries. The plan includes updating and digitalizing more than 80 public libraries throughout the Kingdom over five years. "This project exemplifies Saudi Arabia's commitment to its people to expand and improve educational opportunities," said...

Word of the Day
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.