Black People : Initiation into womanhood-Papua New Guinea

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  1. Amnat77

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    I find this very intriguing.

    I wonder what grounds they use to determine
    when young girls become women. She looks no more than 16yrs of age.

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    probably when she starts menstruating,,,,not 100% sure just guessing..
     
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    when they ask for a amex card.....
     
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    For 98% of the known world 16 was a marriagble age in every cuture and ethnicity,
    until around WW1
     
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    If that is so, it makes me think about our teens here in america. Are we suppressing their womanhood/manhood?

    Because if you think about it, btw the ages of 14 - 18, this is usually when they're most likely to become sexually active. According to our standards, they are to young to be married and to young for sex, yet that urge is strong for many of them.

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    What's an Amex card?
    Is that a credit card? lol

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    Adulthood was at 17 in all cultures until around the 1700s
     
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    Really? hmmph
    So why the change?

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    american express card. i use to use it when i was in corporate. you pay the balance at the end of the month.
     
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