Elsewhere I have said that I would accept a polygamous marriage. I have to qualify that acceptance. I would accept it in an otherwise non-patriarchal based society. Here in the US I don't thin it would work. Though really, I can't imagine polygamy or any kind of marriage for that matter in a non-patriarchal society. The idea of men providing for and protecting women is itself patriarchal. All decent men should take a stand against a rapist, not just her husband.