– Fatima El Marnissi, feminist.
– Helen Fesher, anthropologist.
و يدعم هذه النظرية ( الحفاظ على النساء) أن القرآن الكريم قد شرّع التعدّد بعد هزيمة أحد التي لقي فيها الكثير من المسلمين حتفهم. و بالإضافة إلى ذلك فقد هدف الرسول(ص) إلى إعادة دمج النساء في وحدات تضامن جديدة بعد أن جردن من حماية القبيلة لهن، حتى لا يبحثن عن الحماية في علاقات جنسية مؤقتة يعتبرها الإسلام زناً، وهنا تكمن عبقرية الإسلام. (Fatima El Marnissi)
Quran support this theory (Protecting women) by permitting polygamy after the OHUD defeat because of large numbers of murders in Muslims side. Besides, the prophet tends to integrate women into new forms of solidarity after they were bare of tribe protection in order not to practice prostitution. In this way Islam considered clever. (My translation)
William Montgomery Watt continues in same point and states that Islam shed light on men authority at home the thing which was not known in pre-Islam society according to Hadith of the prophet “والرجل راع على أهله وهو مسؤول”, “Man is shepherd on his family…and he is responsible”. This means man in Islam take the responsibility of the family. And in the case of multi wives, he has to make to each wife her own house.
Helen Fisher, composes that out of the 853 societies on record just sixteen for every penny recommend monogamy, in which a man is allowed just a single wife at any given moment. Furthermore, it takes after that it is just in that sixteen percent of societies that the idea of the mistress can bode well by any stretch of the imagination. Polygamous social orders may offer ascent to different evaluations of co-wives, yet not to mistress — however women attempting to live as special ladies, or as wives of men who have paramours, may gain from the principles of authority polygamists:
The Mormon system of polygamy certainly produced traumas of jealousy in some women and most women found the whole idea, when Joseph Smith originally introduced it, deeply shocking. However, some women did find it liberating … The sheer mechanics of the large household where there were several wives made the expression of romantic love impractical, but even more simply the `harem’ completely destroyed the idea that everybody had One True Love, which is the essence of the mythology of romantic love … The Mormon women were also advised not to allow themselves to become emotionally dependent upon their husbands, because otherwise the polygamous life was impossible. Even though Salt Lake City was clearly a male world and the men got the best of the bargain (women were not allowed to have several husbands) it did prove to be liberating for many of the Mormon plural wives. Certainly the fact that Utah was easily the first state in America to give women the vote and that there were more professional women in Utah at the end of the 19th century than almost any other state says a good deal for the confidence and the autonomy that Mormonism gave to its women.