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Colonialism and the public school system

The standard trope is that through the colonial system the mores and behaviours of the public school system were imposed upon hundreds of millions of poor benighted darkies.

All those chinless wonders sent out to rule hundreds of thousands with little more than \”play up and play the game\” ringing in their ears and some half read Cato in their tin trunk.

It would seem that this isn\’t quite how it worked.

In pre-colonial Benin, homosexuality was viewed as a boyhood phase that males passed through and eventually grew out of.

An instance of cultural reverse osmosis I think?

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