Essay1 - Ashley Cox 10688680 Anthro 316 1 Ernestine Friedls says that the position of a women is higher the more they are involved in primary

Essay1 - Ashley Cox 10688680 Anthro 316 1 Ernestine Friedls...

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Ashley Cox 10688680 Anthro 316 May 21, 2017 1. Ernestine Friedl’s says that the position of a women is higher the more they are involved in primary subsistence and the public distribution of the products of subsistence. Subsistence may include land or animals. The public distribution is the selling of goods and services based on the women’s subsistence, such as goats which may provide goat milk to villagers. In the !Kung society women who owned such life-sustaining properties were of higher positions then compared to those women who only gathered for their own family or those women who were to elderly to gather at all (292). Nisa, explains that men in the !Kung society were the occasional hunters while the women gathered to majority of the vegetable food for their families (11). The women of the !Kung society were responsible for the well-being and overall wellness of their families which included housekeeping, carrying water and firewood, maintaining tools and food preparation and much more (214). Women who owned their own land, homes, and cattle had higher power then those women who did not. Cattle provided a source of income, goods and services for those women who were privileged enough to have them. The cattle provided a way for the women to sell milk and meat. Those women and families who did not have this option were dependent of others to provide them with these necessities of life, were the poorest of all and were given lower community standing.
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