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Unformatted text preview: the time that Dr. Ibelema grew up to now, which is about a 40 year difference. Additionally, Dr. Ibelema discussed the prevalence of polygamy in Nigeria. He explained that women do not fight against polygamy because it can put them in a better position. Usually, men who practice polygamy must be wealthy to support more than one wife and family. Many women would rather have one room in a mansion where she is a co-wife than have to live in a run-down place where she is the sole wife of her husband. This allows these women to live more comfortable lives and ensures financial stability for their children. Moreover, having a co-wife can lighten the load of housework that each wife has to do, and co-wives can help each other take care of the children. Most Westerners would never consider this perspective of polygamy being something that could benefit the wives as well as the husband....
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