A Glorious Past Before Colonialism and the Oppression of African Women*

 

 

Unbeknown to many, for the vast majority of human history, which took place in Africa, women have been equal if not superior to men. Happy International Women’s Day.

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A Glorious Past Before Colonialism and the Oppression of African Women*

By Garikai Chengu

Sunday marks International Women’s Day, which was founded in 1908 by the Socialist party of America in order to promote the struggle for women’s equality. Unbeknown to many, for the vast majority of human history, which took place in Africa, women have been equal if not superior to men.

“I want to show warriors from ancient times; revolutionists, anti-colonialists, intellectual women who have written the story of Africa. We need figures to be proud of our roots, to keep fighting for our rights, and to write the story of tomorrow.” – YZ (French artist)

The world’s first civilizations arose from the spiritual, economic and social efforts of African women and African women in turn went on to lead those Matriarchal societies.

Matriarchy in ancient Africa was not a mirror image of patriarchy today, as it…

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2 thoughts on “A Glorious Past Before Colonialism and the Oppression of African Women*

  1. Thanks, skywalker. As I read this article, I was really struck that this is what women seem to do naturally. Here in New Plymouth, we now have a time bank, a seed saving group and regular crop swaps. All these activities are organized by women.

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