A cross-cultural study of female initiation rites

American Anthropologist Vol/Iss. 65 Published In Pages: 837-853
By Brown, Judith K.


"In societies practicing patrilocal residence, in which there is also an exclusive mother-infant sleeping arrangement, female initiation rites will subject the initiate to extreme pain in the form of a genital operation or extensive tattooing" (843)


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