In Zeitzen’s book, `Polygamy: A Cross-Cultural Analysis´, she defines polygamy as “the practice whereby a person is married to more than one spouse at the same time, as opposed to monogamy, where a person has only one spouse at a time”. There are three varieties of this custom: “polygyny” where a man is married to two or more women; “polyandry” has a woman married to two or more men; and “group marriage” in which two or more men/women are married to several other men and women. Essentially, the latter could be a blend of polygyny and polyandry. A subgroup of polygamy, such as polyamory, is different than polygamy in that it does not involve marriage. The individuals involved have intimate relationships with more than one person, with everyone involved having knowledge and acceptance of one another.
Would you enjoy it if you were not allowed to marry someone you truly love just because she is not as wealthy as your family? Of course you would not. But this is an excellent example of how the British monarchy is improving and evolving. A long time ago the British monarchy had rather sexist rules towards the women of England. I am strongly against sexism as I think that everyone should be treated equally regardless of your sex.
How exactly do arranged marriages work, and what is the concept behind it? Firstly the biggest misunderstanding most of us have is about arranged marriage is the fact that most of us mistake arranged marriage with forced marriage. We tend to envision an unfortunate younger girl with an older repulsive man, and the girl is made to marry him and is incredibly unsatisfied and upset. But that is where we mistake an arranged marriage for a forced marriage. We tend to overlook the fact that arranged marriages have to have cooperation from both families and consent from both families whereas a forced marriage is where the girl is, well, forced into the marriage.
There is more than one type, for example: lone parents; pensioners; stepfamilies; families with/without children. There are lots of different types of households like lone parent with dependent children, a couple with dependent children, couple with no children and people living alone. The lone-parent dependent children households have grown in recent years from 2% in 1961 to 7% in 2006. The New Right is worried about the increase of family diversity because it means there is an increase in breakdown of the traditional family. The families formed by cohabiting couples, families headed by lone parents or by gay or lesbian couples are at a second best.
After this law there was an increase in lone parent families, cohabiting and even same sex couples, this was because it started to be more socially acceptable and married couples didn’t have to be forced into a relationship if they weren’t happy. However, The New Right did not like the idea of having lone parent families, they said that lone parents (mostly mothers) cannot discipline their children properly and are a burden on the welfare state as they need to claim benefits due to the fact that they are not working so they can’t support their children. Conservatives see marriage as the essential basis for creating a stable environment for bringing up children, so I don’t think that they are very happy with the fact that family diversity is such a big deal in our society nowadays as they have a very traditional view. Similarly to The New Right’s view, Chester in 1985 claimed that people aspire to be in a nuclear family because that is the way that most people in the UK have been brought up, he also claimed that most people live in a household headed by a married couple and will most likely be the head of a nuclear family in the future. He believes that the nuclear family is the ideal type of family where the husband is the breadwinner and the wife is the housewife
When a man and woman are joined together in holy matrimony they then become one in God. In today society there are many marriages that are falling apart and failing because of adultery. Adultery seems to be a natural thing to do in society today, some people see it as being normal because others are doing it. When committing adultery there are many consequences faced for committing the act. Consequences that could be faced after the act includes; Divorce, financial
I do believe homosexuals should be able to marry. I have multiple friends who are homosexuals and for years were tortured and ridiculed because of their decision to be homosexuals. In the past government did not allow or recognize gay marriages or allow homosexuals the same benefits as a one man and one woman marriage. Religion is one of the main reasons some people do not like the idea of homosexuals having the right to marry. One of the most used arguments about the issue is that God says that same-sex interactions (marriage, sex, lesbian, homosexual acts) are an abomination.
In 2004 the UK average ratio of men and woman at university was 51:49 which shows that nearly just as many woman choose to go on to higher education as men. This means that many woman are now financially independent and therefore do not feel under pressure to be married for the financial security. This is very different to before, where it would have been very unusual to not get married. Another reason for the decline in first marriages is due to the costs of getting married. From my own research I discovered that the average amount spent on a wedding is 21,000 which also happens to be the average pay in the UK –meaning that the amount some people earn in a year can be spent on their wedding.
Running Head: Polygamy and Impact on Family Dynamics Polygamy and Impact on Family Dynamics Angela Addington Bakersfield College Professor Sarah King ANTH C111 ABSTRACT Growing up in the United States, people claim they are "open-minded", yet criticize the unknown. One notable example is the concept of marriage. The westernized definition of marriage is defined as the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law. However, marriage by that definition is not universally accurate. Throughout the world marriage takes various forms, from same-sex marriage to polygamous marriages, most of which are subject to criticism within the context and setting of human rights as is any structural aspect of a society.
There is a lot of worldwide controversy regarding arranged marriages; such controversies are caused by issues during the process of arranged marriages such as an involuntary forced marriage. Alongside this, a forced mismatch could be possible during arranged marriages if the arranger were to arrange a marriage for his or her own benefit. Despite its controversy, many religions still practice arranged marriage. A major world religion which still practises this is Sikhism. Sikhs believe that when a girl is mature enough, it is a parent’s responsibility to find a match for her.