Unformatted text preview: of 5 violence cases, in which 4 of them were women aggressor. People believed in magic and witchcraft, and when one inflicts physical violence on another, they believed and feared that they will be retaliated by supernatural force, so they did not like violence. Cross-cultural findings show that more tolerance for violence there are, the more prevalence of violence against women. Also, gender based economic inequality along with general propensity toward violent conflict or resolution are key factors of widespread violence against wives. The rarity or absence of violence against women suggests high female autonomy or the absence of a male supremacist complex, which we see in Vanatinai. Thus, these 5 factors fit the cross cultural findings about women’s status, that women in Vanatiani has equal standing as men....
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- Winter '10
- GIA, Matrilineality, unmarried young people