4 Sep 1996 17:35:47 -0600
In article <55cLyAwZqYIG091yn@io.com>, Lars Eighner <email@example.com> wrote:
>The lovely and talented firstname.lastname@example.org (Bryant) wrote:
>>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?
Forgive me, but how is that any different than the question I posed above?
>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.
Surely you're not arguing that female/female marriage is the
species-typical norm (?).
Since the question is substantively identical to the one I posed, I think
you less revealed my "inherent bias" than your silly preoccupation. :)