Progressive think-tank fellow suggests polyandry for poor women

Progressive think-tank fellow suggests polyandry for poor women

A senior fellow for the Center for American Progress on Friday suggested polyandry as a means to boost the earnings of low-income households.

Women will have a hard time financially with only a single husband if that husband makes a low hourly wage, noted CAP scholar Judith Warner. The answer is simple, she said: Women should take multiple husbands.

We have to face reality. If low-wage men don’t present women with much of a good deal, why not double, or triple, or quadruple them up? Pool resources, boost household income, and promote family values at the same time?

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