Promiscuous Girls, Good Spouses, and Cheating Husbands: Gender Inequality, Transitions to Marriage

Promiscuous Girls, Good Spouses, and Cheating Husbands: Gender Inequality, Transitions to Marriage

Daniel Jordan Smith

The change from premarital intimate relationships and courtship to wedding and parenthood in southeastern Nigeria involves particularly dramatic alterations for young ladies who have actually consumed changing some ideas about sex, wedding, and gender equality, and who have had premarital that is active life. When you look at the eyes of culture, these females must transform from being promiscuous girls to good spouses. This paper examines these changes and, especially, just exactly how young hitched women’s lives are influenced by the truth of male infidelity and a gendered that is persistent standard about the acceptability of extramarital sex.

In Africa’s most country that is populous Nigeria, like in a great many other elements of the entire world, young adults increasingly suppose being in love is a foundation so you can get hitched (Hirsch and Wardlow 2006, Cole and Thomas 2009). Continue reading “Promiscuous Girls, Good Spouses, and Cheating Husbands: Gender Inequality, Transitions to Marriage”