Egyptian actress Intisar Mohamed is causing quite a stir of late. 

The TV presenter, who hosts Nafsana on local channel "Cairo and the People", has just asked women to passively accept polygamy in a bid to prevent their husbands from engaging in "illegitimate" relationships. 

"Wouldn't you rather know where he is? Or would you prefer having him sleep around with random women without your knowledge?" she asks in her segment.

She then argues that knowing where he is (with his other wife) is much better than not knowing his whereabouts at all. 

One of the women participating in the discussion cringes when she hears Mohamed's statement.

"Oh no, my heart," she says as she clutches her chest. 

Under Egyptian law, as is the case in most Arab countries, polygamy is legal for Muslim men. 

Men are allowed to marry up to four wives, according to a Quranic verse -which legitimizes polygamy only "if" the man can do all wives justice by treating them equally. 

It is also lawful under other circumstances including female infertility. 

"Marry of the women, who seem good to you, two or three or four; and if ye fear that ye cannot do justice (to so many) then one (only) or (the captives) that your right hands possess."

But, can a man really treat different women the exact same way? This very notion is up for debate. 

Polygamy has been the subject of controversy in Egypt for years. In 2009, Saudi journalist Nadine al-Bedair questioned why polygamy was allowed for Muslim men but not women in an article in Al Masry Al Youm. 

A member of the Egyptian parliament then filed a lawsuit and some Muslim clerics denounced the article - calling it anti-Islamic. 

Nearly 25 percent of Egyptian husbands take on a second wife within three years of a marriage, according to 2011 statistics provided by the National Centre for Sociological and Criminological Research (NCSCR). 

70 percent of those "second marriages" end in divorce.