2000lec23_ch8 - SYG 2000: Lecture 23. Chapter 8: Females as...

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SYG 2000: Lecture 23. Chapter 8: Females as a Minority Group I. Minority group: people discriminated against on basis of phys or cultural characteristics A. gender: primary division b/ people around world/un= access to power/prestige/property B Origin patriarchy (male domination): consequence human reproduction? 1. argment: child in breast/uterus phys encumbers fem; hence tasks assoc w/ home/child 2. men: left camp hunt/contac oth group/make weapon/prestige get war prisoner/lg anim feed 3. Marvin Harris (’77): men stronger most fem/men warriers/fem reward to entice do battle 4. Engels: develop with private property C. female circumcision: common Muslim Africa/some part Malysia/Indonesia 1. cf: clitoral excision, clitoridectomy, infibulation, labiadectomy—dep on amt tissue remove 2. extent: worldwide 100-200 million/in Egypt 97%! 3. Sudan: Nubia remove most genitalia/sew outer edges/bind legs ankle to waist heal sev wks a. leave: sm opening size pencil for urine/menstrual fluids; do7 days aft birth to adolescence
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2010 for the course SYG SYG 2000 taught by Professor Girad during the Fall '10 term at FIU.

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