Did Colonization empower Aboriginal women? Explain your answer.
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First of all, as you explore the effects of European colonization upon Australian Aboriginal women, I do not see the ramifications as empowering; instead, I concur that "the effects of colonization upon Aboriginal women in Australia were subjugating in terms of socially, medically, politically, emotionally, and sexually." Most historians and scholars label the effects upon women as devastating.
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First, you might add that social status was significantly impacted after colonization. Historians argue that "Before the influx of Europeans to Australia, the average aboriginal woman had not experienced the oppression that she has since colonization. She shared a relatively equal position of power with men within her clan. Some have argued that her position within the clan was higher than that of males. Women were responsible for not only childbirth and rearing but also food gathering and other domestic responsibilities. These contributions made them indispensable to their men folk (http://www.ndsu.edu/instruct/isern/381/weblog/2006/05/rr-oppression-of-aboriginal-woman.html).
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Effects of Aboriginal women of Austrailia from colonization are researched.