Re: Bastards--long

Gerold Firl (
5 Sep 1996 20:30:13 GMT

In article <>, (Lars Eighner) writes:
|> In our last episode <50k4vn$>,
|> Broadcast on alt.folklore.urban,sci.anthropology
|> The lovely and talented (Bryant) wrote:

|> >In article <>, Lars Eighner <> wrote:
|> >>>Bryant asked:
|> >>>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.

|> Wrong question.
|> The question is: what accounts for the absence of female-female
|> marriage in cultures where it is absent?

To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail. To lars,
everything looks like an other-gendered pair-bond - unless it's a
homophobic ethnocentric small-minded suburban ignoramus. Lars, you are
amazingly pompous and self-important.

|> 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.

Same-sex marriages are very rare, as a cross-cultural survey will
show. There are a few cultures which use them, but they are the
exception. Bryant asked exactly the right question: what parameters
correlate with the presence of same-sex marriages in a culture? You do
not seem to have sufficient background to answer it however.

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