Culture can be characterized in terms of the quality exhibited by all citizens in all social classes, who nonetheless could be oriented towards growth (evolutionary). Consequently, as early as the 1980s, women from minority religious and ethnic communities in Western European countries have not been recognized by policy-makers as a population in need of special defense from unique types of harassment or rape. They were more likely to be invisible as a focus audience and overlooked the specificity of their needs. Today, most countries are discussing legislation, action plans and strategies to address abuses faced primarily by women and girls in immigrant, refugee or ethnic groups (Falola, 2001). Ideally, I can identify two cultural conflicts that do exist between the British and the Turkey immigrants. They include the marriage ethnic among the two countries. Due to this I experienced challenge from a Turkey woman which made us to have a greater conflict. They do believe that one can be married for a shorter period of time. This is against our customs since for us we do believe on marriage for life. It really made a disagreement between us up to an extent we went to court for a divorce at early years of marriage. Besides, I asked God to give me a lie-partner. In addition, for one to inherit and alter completely his/her behavior to what others do it became a challenge. But with time and understanding it became easier. Basically, women are regarded as house helpers to their husbands and bear children. (Ålund, & Granqvist, 1995).
Besides, traditionally women were not allowed to dress in the trousers. If one was found wearing a trouser it would be taboo since that was against the customs. Also, I could not even command her to things in the right manner once we have disagreed and quarreled. I have to lower my voice and foster her to do things correctly. It actually became a challenge to me since I am not used to that. It brought a conflict. They also have higher expectations and believe that all the bills are meant for men. It did not trigger my mind very well.
Ideally, most of the things are done in a manner that does not make sense when people do things against the will of God. God created people on his own image and likeness. But they have decided to alter the will of God and start dressing and bleaching making them to look different from what God had created. This has brought a disagreement between us (Eliot, 2010).
Finally, I decided to end this conflict by taking my time to learn their culture and comprehend all the things they do. I also did a lot of research to know more so that I will not mess to her. They actually do dress as if they are naked and marry and divorce the way they want. Therefore, this has made me comprehend that we are not in the right tract (Kiesling, Paulston, & Wiley InterScience, 2005). On contrary, after doing a thorough research I came to realize it is because of the cultural roots which will determine the kind of a person the society will bring up. If the community emphasis on the traditional customs it will automatically bring one to be the best leader in the society. I, therefore, want to encourage my fellow students to understand ones strength and weaknesses before concluding on what to do.
Ålund, A., & Granqvist, R. (1995). Negotiating identities: Essays on immigration and culture in present-day Europe. Amsterdam: Rodopi.
Eliot, T. S. (2010). Notes Towards the Definition of Culture.
Falola, T. (2001). Culture and customs of Nigeria. Westport, Conn. [u.a.: Greenwood Press.
Kiesling, S. F., Paulston, C. B., & Wiley InterScience (Online service). (2005). Intercultural discourse and communication: The essential readings. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub.