padmaclynne: (Dancing Like A Monkey)
today i took that terrifying midterm in dev us 1. and yesterday i took that fluffy little bunny of a midterm in anthro of religion. basically, it all comes down to this: in order to make a boy into a man, first you need to remove him from his mother (sometimes beating her senseless in the process), injure him in an emasculating fashion (usually just circumcision, or symbolic wound in the arm that bleeds officially menstrual blood), treat him as a woman, (possibly to the extent of anal rape, often just forced oral sex, or just calling him a nancy boy) and then he can be (symbolically) anally born from one of the older men, enter the lowest rung of the male hierarchy, earn the right to have sex, and later, (usually after getting subincised) the right to have sex with young boys. yay! oh, and rites of passage for women usually amount to: "oh, you got your period? okay. now you are extra dirty. don't touch that. or that."

it's amazing how well this works. and by works, i mean fits the patterns.

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