Swedish Feminist Defends Polygamy, Attacks Nuclear Family

Swedish feminist artist and writer Ulla Lundegård has sparked a controversy with her opinion piece, in which she expressed support of plural marriage, while also taking a swing at traditional family structures.

French police woman carries out an identity check of a wife wearing a full-face veil. Photo used for illustration purposeUlla Lundegård’s controversial article published in the tabloid newspaper Expressen came as a reply to the public outcry sparked by Nacka Municipality’s decision to buy three homes worth $1.7 million of taxpayers’ money at the popular Saltsjöbaden resort for a Muslim immigrant with three wives and 16 children.

In her piece, 65-year-old Ulla Lundegård contended that she could not understand the public outrage over people with several wives, where polygamy traditionally hasn’t been accepted. Unperturbed by the cost, which many perceived as overblown, she slammed the critics of this decision, arguing that the polygamist’s numerous descendants “also had the right to a dignified life and a residence in Sweden.”…

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