Changes in Attitudes Beliefs and Practices Regarding Gender

Formal education is gaining importance among the Maasai. Educated men and women have begun to oppose cultural practices such as forced marriages (especially of schoolgirls) and circumcision of girls more forcefully. There are cases of women taking an authoritarian father or brutal husband to court for such grievances (Hodgson, 2001). There is also an emerging opposition among educated Maasai women to their lack of political influence. Another change is the growing evangelization among Maasai women and the occurrence of spirit possessions among them (Hodgson, 1997).

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