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Unformatted text preview: articulate ways to combat women’s oppression by RastafarI. g. Often sexism is secondary to racism as the most prominent issue for people of African descent. h. Mythology states that pre-colonial Africa was gender egalitarian and that European influence introduced sexism in Africa. h.i. However, lack of equal access to land, female genital mutilation, and violence against women are signs that pre-colonial Africa was not egalitarian. i. Some Western scholars believe it inappropriate to critique Third World societies, however Lake finds such criticism as a natural part of anthropology. i.i. Claiming that cultural relativism plays too large a role prevents important inquiry. j. Rastafarian women embody sexism globally, and Lake seeks to articulate the connection between material, physical, and cultural power in this sexism. k. Reggae music further subordinates Rasta women by making them sex objects and dependent on men. l....
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- Spring '12
- Bob Marley, Rastafari movement, Reggae, Jamaican Rastafarian research, rastafarian women