Never Marry a Woman with Big Feet: Women in Proverbs from Around the World

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In cultures throughout the world, sex and gender issues have been expressed in proverbs, the world's most concise literary genre. "Never Marry a Woman with Big Feet" provides revealing insights into the female condition across centuries and continents, as recorded in thousands of vivid and earthy proverbs about women. 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 ...

Never Marry a Woman with Big Feet: Women in Proverbs from Around the World 2006, Amsterdam University Press

ISBN-13: 9789053568637

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Never Marry a Woman with Big Feet: Women in Proverbs from Around the World 2004, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300102499

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