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Understanding Same-sex Marriage Traditions in Igbo Culture: Perspectives and Practices

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In Igbo land, there are intriguing marriage customs that might seem unusual to outsiders. One such tradition permits a woman to pay dowry for another woman and call her ‘wife.’ However, this same tradition strictly forbids a man from marrying another man.

Igbo tribe are groups of people with unique cultures and traditions. In this setup, men are considered the heads, and women are expected to be submissive. Despite the exposure of women, certain restrictions exist within Igbo culture. Let’s explore these aspects.

In Igbo culture, men generally have more freedom compared to women. There’s a unique rule allowing women to marry each other, which raises questions about why such a practice exists. Unlike men, who face restrictions on marrying their fellow men, women can legally marry each other, referring to their partner as their ‘husband.’

The reason behind this distinction lies in the Igbo belief that every man represents a head or captain (Obi). Men are expected to continue their lineage independently. Marrying a fellow man would disrupt this lineage structure, as two captains cannot be on the same ship.

Moreover, many Igbo communities do not recognize children born outside wedlock, emphasizing the importance of a man paying a bride price to claim his offspring. Since men cannot bear children, marrying them would serve no purpose in continuing the family line.

On the other hand, women marrying women has a specific purpose in Igbo culture. One significant reason is the need for procreation. If a woman fails to bear children for her husband before his death, Igbo tradition permits her to marry another woman. This new wife is expected to bear children in the name of the late husband, ensuring the continuity of the family lineage.

Another scenario involves a woman designated to bear children in her father’s name. If she fails to conceive or give birth to male children, she is allowed to marry a woman who will fulfill this role.

The responsibility for procreation in woman-to-woman marriage is determined through mutual agreement. Both women involved decide who will be responsible for fathering the children, either choosing from the husband’s kindred or from outside.

While this practice has advantages like ensuring lineage continuity, it has drawbacks. Woman-to-woman marriages are believed to contribute to promiscuity, sometimes leading to the neglect of the main family. Issues such as the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and the potential exploitation of vulnerable women also arise.

Importantly, woman-to-woman marriage in Igbo culture is distinct from lesbianism. In Igbo tradition, it does not involve a sexual relationship between the women; instead, they seek male partners outside the marriage for such purposes. Understanding these cultural practices sheds light on the complexities and nuances within Igbo marriage traditions.

Kenechukwu Maduike

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When Is Hamster Kombat Token Launching date?: Here’s the Latest Update

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The official roadmap of Hamster Kombat indicates that access to the exchanges is planned for June 2024. This aligns with the game’s rapid growth and the development team’s strategy to expand its reach within the crypto ecosystem.

What This Means for Players
Increased Accessibility: The listing will make $HMSTR more accessible to a broader audience, allowing for trading and investment opportunities.
Enhanced Game Experience: The integration of $HMSTR into the game’s economy is expected to enhance the overall player experience.


Community Engagement: The distribution of tokens to active community members is a move to reward players for their engagement and loyalty.


How to Prepare for the Listing


Stay Informed: Keep an eye on official announcements from Hamster Kombat and TON for the latest updates.
Check Eligibility: Players should check their eligibility for the HMSTR supplying pool to participate in the token distribution.


Link Wallets: Ensure your TON wallet is linked and ready for the upcoming listing.

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I am scared, people are using guns like phones here in America – Portable cries out

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Nigerian singer Portable has cried out in fear over his recent observation in America.

The singer, in a video captured online, revealed that American citizens are always carrying guns like phones in their pockets. According to him, those who have been coming to welcome him into the country and greet him have been coming with guns.

He expressed fear that he could end up being killed should he engage in an argument with any of them. However, he remains strong that nothing can happen to him.

Whatever that makes portable a Yoruba Guy and as well as a Nigerian mafia to be afraid of gun in the United States of America must be a top 10 don’t you think so because the Yoruba people will know are always known to be working with a body IP known as Odeshi(anti bullets).

But if I’m to suggest I will suggest that the president of the United States of America should look into how individuals abroad list down because that is a very deadly weapon.

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What an inferior culture as Dani tribe in Papua Guinea traces history of using finger to pay for diary

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Dani tribe in Papua Guinea

At marriage, a man must cut off the finger of his right hand and present it to the bride as a dowry for her

And if he wants to divorce her, he cuts off two fingers of his left hand, but if he dies, his wife cuts off the ten fingers of her hand as a sign of her fidelity to him and that she will not marry a man after him.

Whether you marry, divorce or die… there are fingers that must be cut off.

If this kind of tradition is still in existence in Papua Guinea then the people are really subjecting themselves to punishment and the marital slavery.

Source:history_daily
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People from Papua New Guinea will confirm the above story.
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Love and marriage is a lifetime decision.
Never dishonor it. Can cost your life.

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