And most conscious in the minds of many Rastas and non-Rastas alike is the manner in which many Rastamen advocate the desire, even entitlement for more than one woman. In the Caribbean, a Rastawoman is viewed sceptically if she does not have a number of children running around and tugging at her skirt hem. Is the Rastaman to be victimised because he is open about what most men conceal from their wives and even themselves? Certainly Rastamen everywhere appear to gravitate towards this perception of freedom with ease, from the hills of Jamaica to the inner cities of London and Birmingham. A commonly held view to the resistance to polygamy within Rasta has been heaped on Rastawomen, the latter of being told that if only she would submit to the scriptures and to her King, a balanced domestic and social order could be established. The opinions of many non-Rastas is that Rastawomen are present primarily to breed and have little control over their fertility. The study of Islam where polygamy is permitted, requires that a man be financially equipped to support all wives and the authority of the first wife to accept or reject junior wives is also important.
A commonly held view to the resistance to polygamy within Rasta has been heaped on Rastawomen, the latter of being told that if only she would submit to the scriptures and to her King, a balanced domestic and social order could be established.