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Unformatted text preview: Consequently, Kwaio women climb three or four hours a day and their arms and legs are like bands of steel. Owing to their low status just above the village pigs and to generations of subservience, the women for the most part, are like shy overgrown children. Most have babies clinging to them. Besides rearing the children and all their other jobs, the women are also responsible for caring for the Kwaios most prized possessions, their pigs. The pigs are either sold or sacrificed and eaten in male-only ceremonies, and so the women generally dont get to eat their charges. In spite of the sexual inequalities to which the women are subjected, they seem to harbor no rancor or resentment. Michael Krieger, Conversations with the Cannibals Topic: Mode: Methods (support each with details from the article): Main idea:...
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- Spring '09