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Gypsy Women:Psychological Articles on Types of Discrimination

Gypsy Women:Psychological Articles on Types of Discrimination

Gypsy Fortune Teller

Gypsy Fortune Teller

By Boomeryearbook.com

Gypsy is a term which was basically used for the Romanian people in the sixteenth century. In the present times it represents English people who live in freely, with few encumbrances, and while not specifically members of any traveling group, are still primarily nomadic. The birth of a child is a great event for them and they believe in having large families. Their art and literature is gripped with the notion of immortality. Gypsies typically are dark skinned people, are highly superstitious, and are believed to indulge in witchcraft. Psychological articles inform us that stealing, conniving and duplicitous behavior are stereotypical attributes that are frequently associated with Gypsies. Oftentimes Gypsies have been noted walking the streets for money, poorly clothed and dirty, and thus instilling the fear of being robbed in the minds of those they pass. Psychological articles report that mainstream people regard Gypsies as unwashed and unclean; taken food from public disposal areas, homeless and nomadic, and even training their children to beg.

While originally thought to have come from Romania, (i.e., some new speculation believes they originated in India) Gypsies are not primarily restricted to Romania. They are people on the move of any religion or cast who are nomadic. Banjaras, in India are considered Gypsies and are thought to have practices different from other Indian groups or residents. Also, there are the Sea Gypsies of South-East Asia, and numerous “travelers” in the US and other Western Countries.

Gypsies are notorious for being strange looking and oddly dressed, and are believed to be practicers of voodoo and other forms of witchcraft. When you enter a fortune teller’s house you typically find a Gypsy woman with tarot cards sitting in the middle of a room with a yellow lamp lit above her head. Over the centuries fortune telling and practices of magic has been associated with gypsies; and founded or not, Gypsies often find themselves as a focus of types of discrimination.

Most Americans view Gypsies as a little dangerous but nonetheless fun and exciting people, as Gypsies traditions are tinged with tribal color. A Gypsy woman wears a long colorful skirt with huge, heavy earrings, other dangling jewelry, and married women typically don a colorful head scarf. They also wear good luck charms and other items to warn off evil spirits. Their diet consists of whatever is available as they are always on the move.

Famous Gypsy Women:

From a more positive perspective, we must mention a few very famous Gypsies who have secured some excellent achievements in life and have a claim to fame. Some of the most prominent Gypsy women are:

• Micaela Flores Amaya, a Flamenco dancer. She grew up in Barcelona and became a dancer, cinema actress and painter.
• Rosa Taikon Janush whose jewelry designs are very popular in Sweden.
• Katarzyna Pollok from the Ukraine belongs to a tribe of Gypsies and is a famous painter and sculptor.
• From Austria, Ceija Stojka a great writer, who was the first Romanian to write a literary work about the Holocaust. She is a painter and a poetess too.
• From Russia, Olga Pankova, a writer and a poetess.
• Another Gypsy scientist from Russia is Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya, who was recognized as a genius in mathematics.
• Dunja Rajter is another successful Gypsy woman from Croatia who has become a lead actress and singer. Her most important work is the social support programs she ran for war affected children.

The Psychological Article on Gypsy Women is part of Boomer Yearbook’s continuing series of psychological articles on World Religions, Spirituality, and Solutions to Types of Discrimination. We believe knowledge is power. We’d love to hear what you think.

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