Tommy Boys, Lesbian Men, and Ancestral Wives: Female Same-sex Practices in Africa
A vivid portrait of homosexual African women, this collection of essays examines and celebrates same-sex practices while acknowledging their taboo status in many African cultures. From Uganda to Namibia, governmental homophobia and female strength are among the thoroughly discussed issues.
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I want to marry the woman of my choice without fear of being stoned female marriages and bisexual women in Kenya
Immoral and Satanic loving secretly in Dar es Salaam Tanzania
Some say I am hermaphrodite just because I put on trousers lesbians and tommy boys in Kampala Uganda
I dont force my feelings for other women my feelings have to force me samesexuality amongst Ovambo women in Namibia
I am a pet goat I will not be slaughtered female masculinity and femme strength amongst the Damara in Namibia
My attitude is manly a girl needs to walk on the aisle butchfemme subculture in Johannesburg South Africa
This has happened since ancient times its something that you are born with ancestral wives amongst samesex sangomas in South Africa Ruth Morgan
Im the black sheep of my family samesexuality in the corners of Swaziland
Women marriages and other samesex practices historical reflections on African womens samesex relations
Presentday samesex practices in Africa conclusions from the African Womens Life Story Project
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Page 21 - To modify the social and cultural patterns of conduct of men and women, with a view to achieving the elimination of prejudices and customary and all other practices which are based on the idea of the inferiority or the superiority of either of the sexes or on stereotyped roles for men and women...
Page 21 - To take all appropriate measures to eliminate discrimination against women by any person, organization or enterprise...
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