Never Marry a Woman with Big Feet
Women in Proverbs from around the World
Distributed for Amsterdam University Press
Mineke Schipper explores the similarities, differences, and contradictions that coexist in cultural norms about gender from hundreds of languages and over 150 countries. Grouping the sayings into such categories as the female body, love, sex, childbirth, and female power, she finds stunning patterns in ideas about women—and men. This cross-cultural study and critical analysis of proverbs about women is a unique and intriguing resource to dip into again and again.
"A fine contribution to the cosmopolitan conversation that ought to come about globalization."—K. Anthony Appiah, Princeton University
"A fascinating analysis of more than 15,000 proverbs. . . . Engrossing."—Carolyne Larrington, Times Literary Supplement