Can Male Atheists Coming From Polygynous Religions Learn To Consider Women As Equals?
According to the koran, men are allowed to have 4 wives and an unlimited numbers of concubines. In many African and Arab countries, polygyny is legal. This means, that a man from such a culture and religion logically never cheats, when he refuses exclusivity to only one woman.
Men growing up in a polygynous family experience in their childhood one powerful dominant father as their role model, and a least two, if not a multitude of repressed, subdued and devalued women sharing him. A boy growing up in such a constellation learns as a child to consider women as not equal.
Is it possible, that when a man rejects the religion, he also rejects polygyny and learns to respect and consider women as equal and as entitled to be exclusive and monogamous partners?
I am aware, that there are muslim countries, where polygyny is illegal and where men are encouraged by the law to be monogamous. My question does not concern this.
I am interested especially in what the own experience of polygyny does to the mind of a male child.
1. Question. If you are male and you have grown up as a boy in a polygynous household, have you changed your perception and attitude towards women, when you became an atheist?
2. Question: If you are female and you have grown up in a polygynous culture, have you ever known a man from your culture, who became not only an atheist, but also accepted and treated women as equals?
I would really like to get a reply.