- What happens when individuals don't fit within the margins of cultural norms?
- How are norms reinforced by a culture and it's people?
- Are norms reinforced differently for men and women?
- Is it 'unsafe' for a woman to not fit within a cultural norm?
- In this specific case, do a majority of women understand what the cultural expectations are? And if so how have they been 'educated'?
- Which provides more benefit to the individual: 1) adhering to cultural expectations (even when restrictive) or 2) resisting expectations as a way to bring change (especially when they are restrictive)?
- When, if ever, do cultural norms and expectations intersect with issues of safetly for individuals.
- Is it ever a good idea to attempt changes in culural norms for the majority in order to benefit a subset of the population? When might it be the case either way?
Please note: I am by no means trying to correlate anything here between religion and women's safety. Yes, the two can intersect. But in this case I am attempting to constrain the exploration of questions to the characteristics of cultural norms at large and their benefit and/or hinderance. Better said --> how can we better understand cultural norms as a framework for designing solutions.