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I would write on topics concerning women any day. I believe that with opportunity women can be the as great as men or even better. We just lack opportunity and exposure to exercise our potential to the maximum. I did a research on women of the Antillean , these women have great sense of culture and history that I wanted to know more about.

The Women of Guadeloupe

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Antillean women are sometimes taken for being haughty and aggressive, but in reality are rather original and friendly and all you need is an open mind to be able to get on well with them. They dress in innovative ways, adding their own personal touch to their clothes however classic, which gives them an air of elegance and style.

Though their manners may bear the influence of the island’s tumultuous past, today’s girls and women are of an optimistic mentality, ambitiously striving to achieve a better future. Certain Antillean women have managed to break free from prejudice and machist tradition and have gained considerable recognition for their talent. In Guadeloupe we have names like Maryse Condé, Marie-José Alie, Tania Saint-Val, Jocelyne Béroard, Mounia, Simone Schwartz-Bart.

The Women of Martinique:

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I would say am a strong feminist, and I would love anything that associates itself with women. I love Martinique because formerly named by the Arawaks “Matinino” or “Madinina” which means the Island of Women was an island populated exclusively as they defined, of female warriors.The history of Martinique gets more interesting because in just 70 years, the situation of women has changed dramatically, the woman from “wife of” to the equal of man. The women that caught my attention were; Aimee du Buc de Rivery , Sylver Gregory and Audrey Pulvar.

The Women of Guyana:

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Unlike the other French Island that we have discussed, there have been numerous Guyanese women, receiving many accolades for outstanding achievements, having shown that greatness can come from a small country. Guyanese women play significant roles in modern-day Guyanese society as house-workers, farmers, market vendors, teachers, nurses, civil servants, and clerks. Some of the names that stood out for me are Janet Jagan, Dame Sybil Theodora Phoenix and Rihanna , yes I know she is associated with Barbados ,but she is also Guyanese. Her mother, Monica Braithewaite is originally Guyanese.

I would actually go on and on and most probably even write a whole novel or a book of great women on the three great islands colonized by the French.  I leave you with a quote that says, “Before woman can advance, man must love her for the higher, not the lower faculties of her being… the wife, the friend, the mother.,” ~Henry James Slack (1818–1896), The Ministry of the Beautiful, “Conversation IV: Spring-time on the Western Coast,” 1850  .

Read more on the great works of the Antillean women on the sites below , they have great information on each woman and the great works they have done.

http://www.ranker.com/review/firmine-richard/44588095?ref=name_1426156https://badarchaeology.wordpress.com/tag/guadeloupe-womanhttp://kwekudee-tripdownmemorylane.blogspot.co.ke/2013/11/guadeloupe-african-descendants-in.htmlhttp://azmartinique.com/en/essentials/did-you-know/histoire/history-french-caribbean-woman-martinique-poto-mitanhttp://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/caribb/martinique/martiniquefamous.htmhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aim%C3%A9e_du_Buc_de_Riv%C3%A9ryhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_Jaganhttp://www.guyanatimesinternational.com/?p=32302http://madamenoire.com/501475/wah-goin-chap-9-celebrities-probably-didnt-realize-guyanese/5/

 

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