Black People : FEMINISM IS NOT AN AFRICAN CONCEPT

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  1. ocacia

    ocacia Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    FEMINISM

    (STOLEN FROM SOME WISE PERSON)

    Feminism and other concepts rotate in the west, infect, and attach themselves to the broader Woman’s struggle for justice and equality in a male dominated world. However as a paradigm is diabolically anti-African anti-human neologism emerging out of the Eurocentric reactionary women’s movement in the 50’s. To collapse feminism and women’s rights is a fundamental linguistic flaw as the two concepts articulate completely different social realities. It is therefore inadequate to use the term feminism and apply this loaded word to the gender issues of Africa. The one commonality in all African cultures is the de-emphasis on individuality and the emphasis on community, the priority of family and creating new life. The feminist is in agreement with everything that breaks the family unit and inhibits procreation. Therefore, the African woman should never seek to locate her liberation within the Eurocentric boundaries of feminism. With in the broader African philosophy, the higher focus is balance over “tick for tack” equality. The feminist equality implies “what men can do; women can do to” as distinct from the African question of “right and wrong.” This shows the flawed paradigm which is found in many aspects of Eurocentrism, where objectives are disconnected from spiritual and biological harmony.

    “The forms of African women’s rights emerging in various parts of the continent do not grow out of individualism within the context of industrial societies, as did Western feminism. In the West, economic and social trends historically pushed women into more active roles in the economy, and Western feminism has focused on women’s struggle for control over reproduction and sexuality. However, African women have had a different experience. African debates do not focus on theoretical questions, the female body, or sexual identity. African feminism is distinctly heterosexual, supportive of motherhood, and focused on issues of “bread, butter, culture, and power.” –Africanfemanism.com

    At all places in human culture we can reflect on the biological design and see the role biology plays in influencing the broader human culture. The female is a complement for the male of the species and being a compliment there are sexual dimorphic characteristics, which define gender roles. However, because of the millennium of exploitation of these roles by men, it has caused a great taboo around the topic of gender roles. This does not invalidate the biological or spiritual imperative because no volume of new theory or study will make the male and female biologically capable of the same task. I.E. MEN cannot give Birth.
     
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    maybe it ought to be

    is female mutilation an african concept?
     
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    What is an African concept? Africa is so large and vast, not all ethnic groups share the same ideology. One group may practice female mutilation another group somewhere may be vehemently against it. Threads like this have to be placed in the right context.
     
  4. ocacia

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    YES

    FGM is an African concept. Do not take the White (buzz word) interest in these topics. FGM is how old? From Ancient Kemet yet all of a sudden we hear about this as a "new" issue for Africa. Go and live in Somalia and ask them, go and live in TZ and ask them what it about.

    Even if they are flaws in our cultures they are still our cultures to modify, understand from a Afrocentric view point.

    So why is the West "educating us on FGM"
    Why did our ancestors do it?
    Where and when did it go wrong. Because FGM is not one big bag thing. It has many aspects. Who called it FGM. Is male cutting called MGM? Think for ourselves.

    Some things may be harmful but stop swallowing Western Agendas.
     
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    Juxtapose the information that is readily available showing the true origins of female circumcision: It was/is a female invention practiced specifically to enhance the female libido or sexual gratification. What we see now- FGM is a perversion of this sacred practiced by outsiders.

    So much literature is available on this subject, (other than Alice Walker's skewed perspectives) that one really should find, read and digest before making sweeping generalizations about the practice.
     
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    Maat is an African concept.

    Because it is a concept which is found in the general population of Africans as a cultural ethnic group.

    Womens Justice is an African concept, because we see it in Egypt in Sokoto, etc etc. It is rooted in Maat.

    Respect your ancestors. A Global African concept.

    DARWINISM: Is not an African concept. Because no where in the history of Africa have Africans believed that Chaos creates life.
     
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    Blame ALICE WALKER and her Lesbian 'feminist' cohorts!
     
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    have you had it done then?
     
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    I am circumcised, and so was my sister. Any other questions?
     
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    From the mouth of Alice Walkers DAUGHTER

    Feminism has betrayed an entire generation of women into childlessness. It is devastating. - Daughter of Alice Walker
     
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