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"The Invention of Women" Chapter 1 - Oyèrónkẹ́ Oyěwùmí #WeAreReading Ep6

Chapter 1: "Visualizing the Body: Western Theories and African Subjects"

Every Saturday, #WeAreReading. Please Like, click Notify Me, and share! This week in episode 6, we are reading 'The Invention of Women" written by Oyèrónkẹ́ Oyěwùmí, chapter 1: "Visualizing the Body: Western Theories and African Subjects." In short, this book is a critique of Western Thought, but particularly western conceptions of gender and feminism. For Oyěwùmí, gender is a Western concept which has been imposed upon the rest of the World. This has caused particular violence where African society is considered to be innately patriarchal and misogynistic, when in fact, according to Oyěwùmí, the western ontological construct of gender simply didn't exist in Yoruba society prior to conquest and colonisation. Once the stream finishes, it will be archived for patrons/supporters. To become a Patron and access my full catalogue, go here: https://www.patreon.com/ElyWananda and/or sign up to my Newsletter at: https://elywananda.substack.com/. Afrikan Centred Educational Domain: 1. Cultural/…

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