Lars Eighner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
4 Sep 1996 14:49:45 -0500
In our last episode <email@example.com>,
Broadcast on alt.folklore.urban,sci.anthropology
The lovely and talented firstname.lastname@example.org (Bryant) wrote:
>In article <LXSLyAwZqMQM091yn@io.com>, Lars Eighner <email@example.com> wrote:
>>>I have learned of only one culture in which women could play the
>>>role of husbands (Sioux, I recall). What are the others?
>>Many of the Bantu-speaking peoples have these customs.
>>Female-female marriage was very widespread in sub-Saharan Africa.
>Thank you very much, Lars. That's fascinating.
>I wonder if there are any ecological parameters that correlate with the
>practice, which might be compared to those encountered by the North
>American Sioux, who also practiced female/female marriage.
The question is: what accounts for the absence of female-female
marriage in cultures where it is absent?
This is what I mean by pointing out the bias inherent in your
questions. Apparently your culture is the norm and it is
up to those that differ to explain themselves.
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