Title

Parasite-Stress, Cultures of Honor, and the Emergence of Gender Bias in Purity Norms

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2012

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X11001063

Abstract

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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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Behavioral and Brain Sciences, v. 35, issue 2, p. 95-96

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