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For the term "polygamy".

Does polygamy cause violence?

A few months ago The Economist put out a video on its Facebook page which tried to make the case that polygamy made a society more violent and prone to civil war. I noticed...

Polygamy and “violent societies”

I saw this video being tweeted out by the Economist, a London-based weekly news magazine, this morning. It posits the idea that polygamy is strongly linked to violence in a society. Polygamy is still...

Polygamy and being Muslim

Earlier a Facebook friend (an African-American Muslim woman) posted a status that Black Muslim men should just accept that most Black Muslim women hate polygamy and that “no amount of guilting and shaming is...

Achelois and polygamy

The last couple of weeks, a debate has been going on on various blogs about polygamy, originally provoked by Achelois who made this post attacking polygamy based on various unpleasant incidents she knows of...

Polygamy and sisters’ distress

Abdul-Rahman Murphy of Practimate on Muslim men’s attitude to polygamy and the distress it causes sisters, who often find themselves reluctant to marry: As my wife and I discussed this odd phenomenon of young,...

Mehdi Hasan’s phoney apologetics

British Muslims should stand up and say it: there is nothing Islamic about child marriage (at the New Statesman and also the Huffington Post) Mehdi Hasan argues that it is British Muslims’ responsibility to...

The problem of convert disillusionment

Note: I wrote most of this last week, before the sister who posts here as Africana revealed her suspicions about “sock-puppets” (people pretending to be other people as well as themselves) at the ex-Muslim...

British footballers, privacy and gender

Wayne Rooney’s infidelity exposes law’s misogyny | Media | The Guardian This week it was announced that Mr Justice (David) Eady, is being replaced as head of the Queen’s bench jury and non-jury lists,...

A new light on the harms of porn

A few months ago I read a book called Living Dolls by Natasha Walter, who argued that the “new feminism” she thought was emerging in the 1990s had given way to a culture in...

Standpoint runs front page Islam bash

Turning a Blind Eye to Misogyny | Standpoint Standpoint magazine, a right-leaning commentary magazine published by the Social Affairs Unit, has ran with a front-page feature on how the western left supposedly turns a...

Review of “Does God Hate Women?”

Does God Hate Women? is a 178-page tirade by Ophelia Benson and Jeremy Stangroom, editors of the atheist website Butterflies and Wheels, co-authors of A Dictionary of Fashionable Nonsense and both senior editors on...