One of the areas where, surprisingly, colonial continuities are still alive and kicking is in gender-and-development discourse. In gender-and-development (GAD) dis­course ‘world wide patriarchy’ and ‘universal female subordination’ look like pri­mordial facts of nature (cf. Becker, this volume). This in spite of thinking and ev-

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