A majority of Guatemalans believe it is understandable, and sometimes even acceptable, for women who cheat on their husbands to be subjected to violence in return, the results of a new survey indicate. Taken together, this means that 58 percent of Guatemalans are, to some degree, willing to condone domestic violence under these circumstances. The 58 percent figure puts Guatemala at the top of the list of countries in the Americas on the question. It is followed by El Salvador The United States ranks eighth at Two variables were found to influence attitudes toward unfaithful wives and violence in Guatemala.
Take that, monogamy! We're actually hard-wired for polygamy, which helps explain why so many cheat
Living Across Borders: Guatemala Maya Immigrants in the US South | Southern Spaces
Infants have their infancy, and adults? Even though monogamy is mandated throughout the Western world, infidelity is universal. In this chapter, I will examine the somewhat divergent motivations of men and women when it comes to infidelity—pointing out that in both cases, the underlying causes derive from internal whisperings of fitness maximization, underpinned by the fundamental biology expressed in our polygamous heritage. Another way of looking at this: when people of either gender act on their polygamous inclinations while living in a monogamous tradition, they are being unfaithful to their sociocultural commitment, but not to their biology.
Living Across Borders: Guatemala Maya Immigrants in the US South
This multi-media essay explores Maya migration to the US South through the journeys of two families from Santa Eulalia, Guatemala, who became part of the Maya population of north Georgia. The narratives of Maria and Antonio and Alfredo and Juana reveal conditions that led to the mass migration of the Maya, their struggles to adapt to new locations of life and work, and the effects of their migration on families and communities back home. These migration stories situate the journeys within the political turmoil of late twentieth-century Guatemala and social and economic developments in the US South. As they struggled to provide a better future for themselves and their families, Maya migrants forged transnational social and economic ties that connected indigenous hometowns in Guatemala with their new places of settlement. On a Saturday evening in February , more than four hundred indigenous people from the Guatemala highlands gathered in the assembly hall of the Cherokee County middle school in north Georgia to celebrate the feast day of Santa Eulalia.
A man who hacked the head off his own wife after accusing her of cheating carried it into a police station. He pulled the severed and bloody head from a bin bag and waved it by his hair as disgusted officers shouted at him to put it back away. A man who hacked the head off his own wife after accusing her of cheating carried it into a police station and confessed to her murder. Satish pulled the severed and bloody head from a bin bag and waved it by his hair as disgusted officers shouted at him to put it back away. Branding a machete the year-old stood in the police station while a stunned officer filmed on his mobile phone.