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Defending and Attacking Polygamy in Saudi Arabia

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Defending and Attacking Polygamy in Saudi Arabia

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Defending and Attacking Polygamy in Saudi Arabia

Defending and Attacking Polygamy in Saudi Arabia

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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.