How did monogamy become so normalized across almost all cultures and religions?

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How did monogamy become so normalized across almost all cultures and religions?

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Property rights.

Before agriculture, people followed their food around, so 1) your group only owned what it could carry, and 2) it really didn’t matter who was sleeping with whom because everyone in the collective group took care of everyone else.

Agriculture meant that you could get food from one single place, which means that a single family could build structures and accumulate possessions, as well as claim the land itself for their own, changing the focus from the larger group to the smaller “mine”. People wanted to pass these belongings / lands to their children to keep them “mine”, which means it became much more important to know that their children were…you know…*theirs*.

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