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Map of polygyny w.r.t. Russia[edit]

Copied from my talk page regarding the map, Russia, and a certain edit removing the map in its entirety:

In accordance with WP:PROVEIT "The burden to demonstrate verifiability lies with the editor who adds or restores material". Your will never find a reliable source proving existence of criminal liabilty for polygyny in Russia. So do not add the lying picture to the article, please. Раммон (talk) 12:50, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

@Раммон: I might suggest that, instead of edit warring over the picture in the English Wikipedia, you should go to Commons and see about having the image changed. If indeed the image is incorrect, then it should be fixed in all Wikipedias. --Izno (talk) 12:52, 13 December 2016 (UTC)
@Раммон: Additionally, the sources are provided lower down in the article. My read is that polygamy is effectively banned in Russia. --Izno (talk) 13:00, 13 December 2016 (UTC)
I do not care what your think about effectiveness of polygamy banning in Russia, but the section proves that there is no criminal punishment for polygamy in Russia. And the lying picture that your try to insert in the article asserts that there is criminal punishment for polygamy in Russia. Раммон (talk) 13:04, 13 December 2016 (UTC)
@Раммон: Let's talk to the original author--hopefully he is around. @92slim: On what sources did you base the coloring of File:Legality of polygamy.svg? --Izno (talk) 13:07, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

@92slim: Going to re-ping, though I noticed you haven't been on in a week and a half. I'll also leave a comment at the WikiProjects listed above. --Izno (talk) 13:44, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

@Раммон:@Izno: I have seen that the deletion request is waiting to be withdrawn since someone already has edited the map. Let me know if there are any other problems. Remember it's a SVG file, it can be edited safely with a vector graphics program. --92slim (talk) 06:53, 19 December 2016 (UTC)
92slim, the next mistake is Ukraine - Crimial Code of Ukraine does not contain such crime as polygamy or polygyny. It is unclear who was the ignoramuse that made this map. Раммон (talk) 11:50, 19 December 2016 (UTC)
@Раммон: I haven't made the map, it was already made, but in PNG format. All I did was transform it into a SVG file, so it can be edited. If you have objections to colours, you can edit it with a vector editor. It's pretty simple to use. --92slim (talk) 08:47, 20 December 2016 (UTC)
Edited Ukraine. Please next time, just edit the map if you know which country is wrong - don't ask me, I have no idea because I am not the maker of the map, the original maker made it in PNG version. --92slim (talk) 08:53, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

Polygyny in Africa and effects on women[edit]

If this article names Africa as the continent with the highest level of polygyny, why isn't there more elaboration on it other than the small segment on Kenya? Also, the effects on women subheading could use a lot more elaboration with the help of scholarly sources on 1) the relationships between co-wives and their children,and 2) the reproductive health aspect. Alizlev (talk) 03:02, 13 February 2017 (UTC)


All around great article! However, the first paragraph does not seem neutral to me. When I read it, I felt that the entire article would be dedicated to a comparison or double standards of polyandry instead of neutral facts on polygyny. I suggest editing or removing these two sentences in particular: Most countries that permit polygamy are Muslim-majority countries in which polygyny is the only form permitted. Polyandry is illegal in virtually every state of the world.

Jmilsap1 (talk) 23:06, 5 March 2017 (UTC)

Since the practice of polygyny is more widespread in Africa, I would suggest that more research and additional information is provided on how this is affecting families in Africa and why is Africa the leading continent in this practice. Without a doubt, polygyny causes jealousy and division among wives, but how are this differences reflecting on children of the several wives. It is also important to remember and point out that due globalization and the fact that many people are now leaving their villages in the search for better in capital cities, polygyny has slowed down a lot, especially among younger educated people.

Mbokoum1 (talk) 03:26, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

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