“Then you must like a manly man,” said one of them, while the other smiled in agreement. Mongolians, upon learning that I am married to one of their own, show a look of surprise–with eyes opening wide and an audible “Oh, really? I’ve been introduced to various forms and interpretations of masculinity.
” As in other Asian countries, it’s far more common to see a Western man with an Asian woman, and less common to see my pairing–a Western woman with an Asian man. I’ve encountered stereotypical Hispanic machismo and watched as many a nice guy seemed to finish last (and then didn’t).
It is now being addressed through new governmental laws that recognize domestic violence as a criminal offense.
This is good news considering that Russia, considered by some as Mongolia’s big brother, has been moving in the other direction, diminishing the harm done to families by domestic violence.
But the tides are shifting, as you can see in our recent posts sharing Stunning Photos of WWAM couples in love round the world (Initial Post-April 2017, Second Post-June 2017). When I ask what is meant by it, the woman usually makes an impression of a strong man (making muscles) and a tough or stern face. I grew up in the woods where my father taught us to hunt and fish.
I joined the Army National Guard when I was 17 and pride myself on being both self confident and independent. But I am living in what one has coined as Mangolia, and I am married to a Mongolian man.
If they get stuck, they also won’t hesitate to find a friend or acquaintance that CAN sort it out.They do not hesitate to throw a punch or initiate a scuffle.Domestic violence is an issue that has drawn attention in recent years.The phrase may originate from the National Festival of Naadam, celebrated every year July 11-13 in Ulaanbaatar, and throughout summer across the provinces of Mongolia.It celebrates contests in what are called “the three manly games”–wrestling, horse racing, and archery..action_button.action_button:active.action_button:hover.action_button:focus.action_button:hover.action_button:focus .count.action_button:hover .count.action_button:focus .count:before.action_button:hover .count:before.u-margin-left--sm.u-flex.u-flex-auto.u-flex-none.bullet.