Femininity, Sexuality and Culture: Patriarchy and Female Subordination in Zimbabwe.

This paper examines the interplay between Feminity, sexuality and culture within the Shona culture in Zimbabwe. The three variables are interwoven intricately to the extent that any efforts to separate them are fruitless. In the Shona culture, patriarchal practices shape and perpetuate gender inequality and strip women of any form of control over their sexuality.

Author:Maureen Kambarami

Institutional Sponsors: University of Fort Hare, Africa Regional Sexuality Resource Centre, and Health Systems Trust (South Africa)