Re: Is this Religious Discrimination are what is i
Posted By: Masimba Musodza In Response To: Re: Is this Religious Discrimination are what is i (RAS MARCUS)
Date: Sunday, 12 September 2004, at 12:39 p.m.
In Response To: Re: Is this Religious Discrimination are what is i (RAS MARCUS)
I am sure you appreciate the fact that every community, for whatever purpose it exists has its conventions etc.
For example the Congregation I belong to has its rules about how services are conducted and so on. One simply should abide by such rules or withdraw. This would be the most polite and African thing to do.
I do not understand where mental slavery comes in, now, unless you are advocating for anarchy, which is totally against Rastafari.
The idea of comfort in a Congregation is not just for the women, but for everybody. So as much as we men are obliged to ensure that our womenfolk are comfortable, they too should ensure our comfort. This has nothing to do with chauvinism or feminism, but respect for people. Is that so hard to understand and appreciate that one has to seek questions that should have never been asked in the first place?
Yes, I am aware that some Rastafarian movements treat women like second-class citizens. While I am no feminist or whatever, I am outraged by attempts to paint all Rastafarian men with the same brush.
If the women are being brainwashed in to covering their hair, then I think we have just invented "Positive brainwashing"
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