Unformatted text preview: was amazed to hear that! At first glance, you would think that the women are oppressed. They are required to wear certain attire, such as long skirts. However, to exercise her authority over a man and show her dominance, she lifts her skirt. She controls the relationships and the day-to-day in her family (I guess that sounds a lot like the modern day women, right?). Also known as the Rom, they are slowly coming out of an attitude of isolation. The modern Gypsy is much more open to outside influence and to merging more with society. However, they still retain a general distrust of non-gypsies....
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- Fall '08
- Sociology, Romani people, Gypsy, Krissy Bentley