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Igbo Gender Roles vs. American Gender Roles

This is our project explaining gender roles in the Igbo society compared to gender roles in America. By Shallena Cordero, Yalkiria Vasquez, and Brian Aguilar.

Shallena Cordero

on 16 May 2011

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Transcript of Igbo Gender Roles vs. American Gender Roles

Gender Roles :) Igbo people seperate men and women based on crops. Igbo Women Grow: Cassava Coco yams Beans Igbo Men Grow: ONLY yams Women are considered the weaker sex but contain qualities that make them admired in the Igbo lifestyle. The #1 goal for Igbo women is to make a pure bride for an honarable husband. 2nd is to be anaccommodating partner. 3rd is to produce many children. The more offspring they had, the more successful the men were. The perfect man in Igbo life had to provide for his children and wife, had to have titles, and also had to be a successful warrior. As stated in the novel
"Okonkwo ruled his household with a heavy hand. His wifes especially lived in perpetual fear of his fiery temper" The novel also explains how Okonkwo will not have a son who cannot hold up his head in the gathering of the clan. In the U.S., men and women are treated as equal. Women and men both share the same jobs and have equal amount of pay. In the U.S., even though women and men are equal, when it comes to sports men are praised more. Men are the more dominant gender in the Igbo tribe while the women take care of the children and prepare the food. Many thanks to Ms. Della Rocca, who got to keep her job! :) (Don't ask how we got the picture :] ) Prezi done by
Shallena Cordero
Yalkiria Vasquez
and last but NOT least, Brian Aguilar
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