Mongol women and dating
” 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).
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.
Whether women’s efforts succeeded or failed, Broadbridge believes we can see what at least the elite ladies mentioned in the sources tried to do with their lives.
Yet Mongol mothers, as Broadbridge points out, were expected to teach unity and cooperation as a value to their children. Broadbridge is not content to answer at a level of personalities, of rival queens.
Broadbridge writes, Töregene, Oghul-Qaimish and Sorqoqtani, the three queens who tore apart Chinggisid unity, had once been enemy women.
Enemy princes, subject to death and not to marriage, never faced the conflicts of a captured queen, prestigiously installed with a Chinggisid.
But is this particular to him, or can we extrapolate to Mongol society?
Women’s participation in Mongol politics reached a peak with the widow queens left in charge on the death of Chinggis’ sons and grandsons.