scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,343
VP Epps-Sophomore CoreThe women of Africa have endured the systematic oppression of their development for countlessof years due to elements in cultural political and historical events Long before British-colonialoccupation and the slave trade the male dominated African tribal culture adhered to manyoppressive yet accepted and structured forms of role categorization of women in African societyIt is in examining the roots of such origins that one can begin to understand the lineage of AfricanThe position of women in pre-colonial Africa was impeded mainly because of culturalaspects of their way of societal existence African females would be type-cast from birth andinstructed in manners of learning subservience as is the case of human behavior in most societiesas strict and hindering gender roles determined the path of their life Dennis 69 As young girlsAfrican females developed very closely with their mothers and would aquier the constrictingelements that continue the ongoing chain of events The young females would take part in thedaily duties of their mother and learn the oppressive traits as did their female ancestors beforethem They would perform back breaking chores for the tribal family in preparation and guidanceto their preset life stature The developing youths would perform the very chores for their maleparent that would prime them for subservience to other men in time to come They would walkfor great lengths to procure heavy buckets of water that was balanced on the head in most tribesas well as perform other domestic duties such as cooking cleaning sewing and mendinggarments and other such tasks required of developing bride prospects The same held true for theyoung males of the tribe who performed male specific duties with their fathers at times Theywould be also negatively conditioned to become dominant over females of the tribe as theyworked ceaselessly with the seasons crops and other provisional duties Through stories andvarious teachings young African girls and boys learned were conditioned to becomeknowledgeable in the roles that are preset for them Young men were
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA