Ashley Cox10688680Anthro 316/ Essay 2June 4, 20171.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 neverhappen 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.