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Unformatted text preview: e. The Youth Black Faith were the first Rastas to wear dreads in 1949. f. Rasta women are compelled to cover their hair or else they are shamed. III. Cross-Cultural Markers of Inferiority a. Veiling is not done to prevent sexual interest but as a shame of sexuality. b. Bodily control is an expression of social control. c. Prescriptions on women’s clothing are a stamp of inferiority. d. Rasta women’s dress is predicated on Bible interpretations. e. Rasta men, except for some Bobo Shanti, dress the same as other Jamaican men. f. Sometimes the modesty in clothing for Rasta women is a point of pride. IV. The Linguistic Containment of Women a. The language in many societies is fraught with aspects that relegate women to a second-class status. b. Many African languages have no word for woman, but instead they have only the he pronoun. c. The term most often used for women is daughter, relegating them to the status of children....
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- Spring '12
- Rastafari movement, Rasta women, b. Rastas, I. Rasta Language, specific Rasta elements