Parasite-Stress, Cultures of Honor, and the Emergence of Gender Bias in Purity Norms
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Of the many far-reaching implications of Fincher & Thornhill's (F&T's) theory, we focus on the consequences of parasite stress for mating strategies, marriage, and the differing roles and restrictions for men and women. In particular, we explain how examination of cultures of honor can provide a theoretical bridge between effects of parasite stress and disproportionate emphasis on female purity.
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Behavioral and Brain Sciences, v. 35, issue 2, p. 95-96
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Vandello, Joseph A. and Hettinger, Vanessa E., "Parasite-Stress, Cultures of Honor, and the Emergence of Gender Bias in Purity Norms" (2012). Psychology Faculty Publications. 2260.