Defending and Attacking Polygamy in Saudi Arabia Western cultures generally believe that monogamy in marriage tends to protect women. Societies such as Saudi Arabia that practice polygamy, however, maintain that allowing a man to have more than one wife is a more equitable way of organizing relationships. NPR's Julie McCarthy reports.
NPR logo

Defending and Attacking Polygamy in Saudi Arabia

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/3499026/3499027" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Defending and Attacking Polygamy in Saudi Arabia

Defending and Attacking Polygamy in Saudi Arabia

Defending and Attacking Polygamy in Saudi Arabia

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/3499026/3499027" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Western cultures generally believe that monogamy in marriage tends to protect women. Societies such as Saudi Arabia that practice polygamy, however, maintain that allowing a man to have more than one wife is a more equitable way of organizing relationships. NPR's Julie McCarthy reports.