Lady Saw – raunchy artiste!

Excerpt from the Jamaica Journal – Lady Saw – raunchy artiste!

The flamboyant exhibitionist DJ Lady Saw epitomises the sexual liberation of many African Jamaican working-class women from airy-fairy Judaeo-Christian definitions of appropriate female behaviour.

In a decisive act of feminist emancipation, Lady Saw cuts loose from the burdens of moral guardianship. She embodies the erotic. But one viewer’s erotica is another’s pornography. So Lady Saw is usually censured for being far too loose or ‘slack’, in the Jamaican vernacular. Or worse, is dismissed as a mere victim of patriarchy, robbed of all agency.

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