To anyone from another country it would seem these rituals are excessive because of the way they are performed, and the things they use to perform them. Some of those rituals are avoiding exposure of their body and bathing in secret. They believe that the body is an ugly thing. In order to make it better they have to perform a ritual and ceremony. Many of their homes have multiple shrines dedicated to this purpose.
Describe the 3 activities or behaviors seen in this culture that you found to be the strangest. (Minimum of 150 words.) People in this culture care about their appearance and think the body is ugly. They think the body is natural to be weak and sick for some reasons. Since these bad elements are in their bodies, people in this culture tend to combine some mysterious and powerful force and ritual ceremonial to dispel these weaknesses.
She does not know a lot about social inequalities, because she has never experienced it herself. She was allowed to grow up the way she wanted to, but the older she gets the more people want her to behave more like the stereotypical girl. She does not realise which influence racism has, because they have always had Calpurnia and never treated her as something less. This changes during the course book of the book and leaves her more experienced. She knows more about humanity capacity for evil and their prejudice, but also learns about the goodness that can come from
The members of the clan go through an agonizing process that tortures the client’s mouth to rid all evil from entering. Oddly enough this practice is not effective but the people of the Nacirema continue to keep their customs and traditions alive. The ethics and morality of the tribe might be questioned by the norms of society. Most can disagree that the trials are abhorrent and can lead to serious health problems. As the anthropologist continues his research he learns about more of the passage of rites these members practice.
As Marya Hornbacher states: “We think of bulimia and anorexia as either a bizarre psychosis, or as a quirky little habit, a phase, or as a thing that women just do. We forget that it is a violent act, that it bespeaks a profound level of anger toward and fear of the self” (Hornbacher 123). Eating disorders are a form addiction, and must be treated as such. Treatment such as counseling, hospitalizations, and medications such as antidepressants and antipsychotics are still used today. However, the media has taken great lengths to change their usage of body types, such as discontinuing the use of photoshop to correct stretch marks or fat rolls in models.
Such as Feeling bad is a normal part of becoming a new mother. This statement is inaccurate because many new mothers may feel like they are not good enough, but they will usually realize it is all part of the learning process. Another myth is if they tell anyone how they are feeling they will take their child away. In most cases this is not true, children will only be taken away if there are very serious issues going on, and postpartum is for the most part very mild. Another myth that many mothers with PPD believe is that there are no treatments out there, and that there is no reason for them to even get treatment.
Capital punishment or more specifically the death penalty is sort of in the grey area for Hindus. While they know that in some cases it is very necessary for a dangerous criminal to die, they have always seen killing as a dishonorable act and so in India there are very few times in which execution is a viable option. Most Hindus would say that a doctor should not accept a patient’s request for euthanasia because it would damage both the patient’s and the doctor’s karma. However, others say that through ending the suffering of another is one way to fulfill their moral
Because of these strict beliefs, cultural norms birth rates were down considerably compared to today, for many women wanted to await child birth; until they were financial secure or stable. Additionally, “we never read (or heard) about family violence and almost nothing about singlehood, cohabitation, stepfamilies, or one parent families” (Jones, ASID, IIDA, IDEC and Phyllis Sloan Allen, 2009, p. 74). However, in the 1970’s people began to expand their horizon’s, and soon ventured out to explore other cultures; causing challenges towards the social movement on their views of a traditional family structure. This is why, “since the 1970’s three of the major shifts have occurred in family structure, gender roles, and economic concerns” (Jones, ASID, IIDA, IDEC and Phyllis Sloan Allen, 2009, p. 74). One of those changes were women decided to go to school to fulfill a higher degree, while awaiting giving birth to a child; or saying “I do” to their future loves.
So, it is never justified to use utilitarian morality in decision making.” (Source D). There have been many cases of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in people who have been subjected to torture, but beside the effects of the torture is the view we are given off when we torture a human being for only information. It makes our country look bad and the way we do things
It is highly praised to have many children, preferably boys, and not being able to have children is not encouraged in the society. Once they have children, some wives are only called by their children’s names. An example is Okonkwo’s first wife is never named and is instead referred to as “Nwoye’s mother” (79). She has had many children, which is considered an accomplishment, but she is not given recognition in society for it, instead her name is taken away. Also, when women are unable to have children it is detrimental to their personal wellbeing because if they can’t do the one thing they can be praised for in society they feel worthless.