Compare and contrast gender roles in African states and the West.

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Largely, this depends on which African state you are referring to, and which level of society. Africa is, after all, a very diverse place. Issues involving gender roles in Africa have attracted world attention in a negative way, including the infamous examples of stoning women for adultery in Nigeria. Some tribal societies in Africa (like some Native American tribes) still maintain some aspects of their original matrilineality, which confers considerable political and social influence on women.

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