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Unformatted text preview: the performance is what constitutes a masisi masisi identity is very gender-oriented/polarized they feel they are women yet this category is based on the essentialization of culturally feminine traits to the woman Vodou is tolerant -- maybe why masisis feel comfortable with it they wont be persecuted one masisi became a Vodou priest and found the communitys respect that way there is no hierarchy in Vodou, adding to the equality and acceptance Vodou practices during the gathering include dancing, drumming, being possessed the lwa [spirit] enters the body and the person would take the gender of the lwa body = vehicle for the spirits slow, deliberate movements during the dance, convulsive movements during possession also a pilgrimage for certain saints, including lighting candles, bathing in water, chanting 10/25/05, page 1 of 1...
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- Spring '03