10.05.2011 (Intro to African History)

10.05.2011 (Intro to African History) - 10/05/2011...

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10/05/2011 Introduction to African History Sex life among young people Taught of the sex taboos, such as incest and homosexuality, etc that existed in  other societies 1. Parents prohibited from having sexual contact with their children. Prohibit  sex with people from a younger age group. Simulated the sex acts, but never engaged in penetration 1. Young people are allowed to have sex before marriage, unlike other  cultures in Africa; they are one of the few cultural groups 2. Before marriage is consummated, the girl must be a virgin (continent  wide); the marriage cannot take place without the girl’s virginity.  Marriage System The highest rationale for marriage among Gikuyu is to produce children; a very  successful marriage produces many children.  1. They do not automatically blame the woman if they  couple does not  produce children; the blame can go either way
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