Ridicule Matters

Below you can watch a talk I gave at the Radical Anthropology Group (London, UK). This was an amazing experience! Among other things I talked about:

  • Why is ridicule important?

  • How can ridicule be beneficial?

  • How is ridicule linked to egalitarianism?

  • What are the BaYaka mechanisms of maintaining gender egalitarianism?

  • What conditions make it easier for the BaYaka women to be equal to men?

  • What is the role of a strong female solidarity in gender egalitarianism?

  • What this female solidarity looks like and how is it manifested?

  • What is the role of ridicule and mockery in gender egalitarianism?