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Polygyny, although formally outlawed, has survived in Turkey since the Ottoman period, when having several wives was viewed as a symbol of power, wealth, and sexual prowess.Unlike in the past, when the practice was customary and not illegal, polygyny can put contemporary women at risk.How?
A)Women in polygynous unions have less of a chance to marry several men themselves.
B)Because their marriages have no official status, secondary wives who are abused or mistreated have no legal recourse.
C)The increase in the number of wives a man takes on increases inter-wife feuds.
D)As cross-cultural studies have shown, violence against women is correlated with the presence of polygyny in society.
E)Unlike in the past, polygynous unions are no longer unions based on romantic love.