From a scientific view flora and fauna are some of the wonders of happenstance. Mutation or deviation that got the upper hand was passed on to the next generation. This happened on micro and macro levels.
Modern society, more aware of nature to date, is constantly at odds with it. Desires supercede natural function leading to lowered birth and mortality rates. Fewer children allows parents to offer more attention to those they have. Although we witness the negative effects of birth control and gender selection in Asian communities, the net gain from fewer children is social and environmental.
Meanwhile there are communities world wide defying modernity with the weapon of procreation. These zealots do not care if they remain impoverished because they care more about the future numbers of their tribe.
Naturally there are as many females as there are males.With that rationale polygamy is a threat to natural order. This perpetuates the treatment of women like cattle: maintained for sexual and reproductive fulfilment. These women are also protected from becoming prey to unmarried or ineligible men. When death or shunning is the punishment for indulging in extramarital sex or becoming a victim of rape, women shackle down in the traps provided for them.
As the West got more egalitarian between genders and birth rates dropped, every pregnancy became a celebration and the pregnant woman became a celebrity. Contrary to reality, media marks that a lavish wedding is a girl’s solitary dream. And now they are doing it to pregnancy and childbirth.
The difference between the babymaker enslaved by a man and the pregnant celebrity can be negligible. Both use their body for attention and survival. In both cases the mother is more important than the child. The slave improves her social standing with each pregnancy, the celebrity perpetuates the myth that men are dogs that women cannot live without.