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Avoid: That a husband is considered to be… | re/touch: an encyclopædia of touch and culture



That a husband is considered to be weakened and abnormally vulnerable to danger when his wife menstruates indicates the strength of the bond between them. He will not hunt, nor even touch his weapons, lest an accident befall him.

  • Source: Silberbauer, George B. Hunter and habitat in the central Kalahari desert. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981.
  • Culture: San
  • Location: Africa