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Argument: Polygamy causes jealousy and competition between wives

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  1. Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. "The Case Against Polygamy". The Huffington Post. April 23, 2008 - "Likewise, she is forced now to compete for his affections for the rest of her life, thereby immersing in her an unnatural competition for the man who ahs already pledged himself to her."
  2. John R. Llewellyn, former polygamist. "Polygamy vs. common sense". Retrieved 4.24.08 - "Ladies, if you are normal, you are going to have fits of jealousy, no matter how hard your husband tries. Its going to hurt when your husband goes next door to spend the night with the other wife."
  3. Dan Bilefsky. "Polygamy Fosters Culture Clashes (and Regrets) in Turkey". New York Times. July 10th, 2006 - "His biggest headache, he said, stems from jealousy among the wives, the first of whom he married out of love. 'My rule is to behave equally toward all of my wives,' he said. 'But the first wife was very, very jealous when the second wife came. When the third arrived, the first two created an alliance against her. So I have to be a good diplomat.'"
  4. Andrea Sachs. "Polygamy Survivor Carolyn Jessop". Time. Oct. 24, 2007 - "There was tremendous competition between the wives, wasn't there? Oh, tremendous. We were all required to live in the same home, and there's just a lot of dominance that goes on about who has the right to rule. And, of course, the woman who has the most favor with her husband is going to rule over the other wives and their kids."

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