Anthropology Notes 9-28

Anthropology Notes 9-28 - 9/28 Video Notes: Islam allows a...

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9/28 Video Notes: Islam allows a man to take up to four wives Women need to go out with consent of her husband or she is accused of adultery Women are believed by men to be sexually responsible Haggling normal part of shopping Morocco – Muslim State Women not in political or economical situations 10/1/07 MALE DOMINANCE (?) Some say there are no societies where women are equal to men. Some say there are a few. o Males are said to have more power Leaders in societies Tend to be more visible in public o There are usually heavier restrictions on female sexuality o Women are frequently viewed as dangerous and polluting (Thai clothesline, Balinese temples, Kwaio taboos, Man shouldn’t walk beneath a clotheslines, especially with women clothings – can harm male spirit or soul Females not allowed to go in temples when menstruating Kwaio in Solomon islands – believed everything bad happens is because of someone breaking a taboo and women is usually blamed for it Explanation 1 o Biological Males larger, stronger, more aggressive and competitive. Women’s needs are different o One male can keep several females continuously pregnant o Males contend for females and natural selection in the gene pool takes
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