Essay2 - Ashley Cox 10688680 Anthro 316 Essay 2 June 4 2017 1 It is hard for me to understand the American way of life I do not understand how a women

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Ashley Cox 10688680 Anthro 316/ Essay 2 June 4, 2017 1. It is hard for me to understand the American way of life. I do not understand how a women could live such ways, in a society that seems to devalue their women. I stand firm in believing that my way of life is far superior to those who reside within the United States. For starters, marriage is the most important aspect for a rural Iraqi women in the 1950’s, it is our main goal and source of accomplishment. My husband provides for me and for our children, so that I do not need to work outside of the home. In return, I am a devoted mother, wife, housekeeper, and am a quiet, obedient companion for my husband (Fernea, 56). Unlike for the American women, they may have to work even if they are married to help provide for their families. I cannot imagine why in American women lead such a horrible fate. In fact when American women marry, they are wed to a stranger and sent away to live away from their families (Fernea, 56). In my culture it is ideal to marry my father’s brother’s son, someone I have known since I was a young child. I play a prominent role in my family’s life being the one who influences my children and I will help to choose who my sons and daughters marry, as well as, whether or not my children will go to a school or university (Fernea, 56). Having this role of power within the family, I cannot help by feel sorry for American women whose children are raised by outsiders, and leave their children to make their own choices with no regard to their families honor. I also, cannot believe that older women are sent to retirement homes away from their families, this would never happen in my society. They are provided with the upmost respect. In my society, a women’s sexuality can be dangerous to one’s self and the community.
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