Women Are Outearning Men In . . . Zanzibar?

The island off the east coast of Africa lures travelers with its

white-sand beaches and spice plantations. But off the tourist-beaten

path, seaweed harvesting, considered women's work,

is now a lucrative industry. By cultivating, picking, drying, and

selling the green stuff for export to Asia and Europe - where it will

be made into gelling agents for cosmetics, ice cream, and medicine - many local women are supporting themselves and, indeed, their fishermen husbands.

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