How Patriarchy is Written into Chinese Characters » Sociological Images | Archivance - Miscellanées | Scoop.it

In some societies it is expected that newly married couples will move into the husband’s family home.  This is called a “patrilocal system” or a ”custom of marriage by which the married couple settles in the husband’s home or community” (OED).  Patrilocality is bad for women’s status: as outsiders in their new homes, they are alone and disconnected from their own families...