Samoa can be called trans-friendly, but gay-hostile.
Women’s Rights Alisa says: Women are considered inferior to men in Samoan tradition.
The main reason for opposing same sex marriages was the high level of religiousness.
Despite this, there is an interesting social phenomenon in Samoa: some boys are brought up to fulfill female roles. However, this upbringing refers to domestic roles, not sexual ones.
Back in 1999, I was drinking kava and I saw a beautiful woman come into the market and I asked people for her name and some woman told me it was Nora.
Local Women Alisa says: Honestly, I noticed a lot of similarities between Russian and Samoan women.
Samoan women are more traditional and religious, though.
Samoan women generally prefer to be housewives, taking care of children and their men.
I also met a considerable number of women involved in their husband’s small businesses, like vegetable gardening and goods trading.
This attitude can lead to disrespect towards women and even domestic violence.