Hey everyone, a relic of barbarism is making a comeback! If the reference is lost on you, I am referring to an expression from the mid-1800s, when the Republican Party was established to replace the Whigs on the platform of eradicating what party leaders like Abraham Lincoln coined “the twin relics of barbarism.” The first of those relics was polygamy, seen as a system that was fundamentally oppressive to one of the two sexes: women. Bigamy was formally abolished under the Lincoln’s presidency. And yet, 155 years later, the concept is creeping back into the mainstream, with popular culture blowing wind in its sails […] But what happens to women in a world where we scrap the “binary axis” of monogamy? Women suffer, that’s what.