From: Kenneth Van Oost (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat 26 Feb 2005 - 16:15:20 GMT
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From: Keith Henson <email@example.com>
> In fact, we have *specific* mechanisms, capture-bonding, that bonds newly
> captured tribe members (usually women) into the tribe. That's the
> mechanism activated in army basic training.
Maybe this is so in yet, primitive or religious mids, but I think the next
will point out my stand on this on.
That the Stockholm- syndrom is a fact I don 't doubt it; that abused woman
still stand by their man I found it strange but I understand the underlying
mechanism but atleast in our Western world the picture should be different.
Woman have now, more that ever, ways to escape any ' bonding ' !
Todays, modern woman stand on their own two feet, and find the presence
of a man, difficult to bare in some cases.
Do possess those woman, or others for that fact, still that mechanism or
is that reduced in importance now that woman emancipate all the time !?
Our laws about equality between man and woman forbid, atleast in theory,
any ' bonding ' between the sexes, so that one is dominant over the other.
I understand that marriage can been seen as a kind of permanent bonding
of the woman, or man...but I don 't think this is quite the same or is it !?
The todays position of woman within our modern society undermines the
importance/ the working capacity of such a ' bonding- mechanism '.
Any thoughts !?
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