Colonialism, Patriarchy, And The Marginalization Of Aboriginal Women

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Jessica Stark is a passionate author. She uses her knowledge, experiences, studies, and research to educate Canadians. Her articles address social and economic issues. Issued on June 24th, 2013, her article “Unequal Communities: Exploring the Relationship between Colonialism, Patriarchy, and the Marginalization of Aboriginal Women” is an example of her knowledge and motivation to educate people about the issues of Aboriginal women’s rights. The significance of the article is that it is unique in a sense that there are not many articles that address Aboriginal women’s problems and rights. These issues also overlap with other issues. There are good and bad aspects about the way Jessica Stark set up her article because she wrote both formally …show more content…
Although it is informal because Stark wrote in first person view, a few paragraphs are correctly written and in third person view. She portrayed her suggestion of how to fix the problems, through the quote, “I will conclude… that First Nation communities engage themselves in decolonizing processes in order to remove these patriarchal power dynamics”, to do this, she concluded, “these communities should attempt to return to their traditional roots and embrace the philosophies of their ancestors, which emphasize the importance of women.” Stark had gathered her information from many reliable resources. These references include Canadian journals, university studies, journal of law, political science articles, and studies directly on women and their rights. The oldest reference is the “Canadian Journal of Political Science” from 1984. The most recent article Stark referred to was the “Marginalization of Aboriginal Women” from 2012. This reference is what led Stark to creating a title for her own article. These articles she has chosen to use as references include studies of women, Aboriginal women and culture, citizenship and rights, Aboriginal traditions, the development and gender of people, the law towards Aboriginal women, patriarchy, and paternalism. Stark had a wide variety of references which inspired and helped her develop her …show more content…
She did not provide enough information, which led her conclusion to not have a clear solution of how to fix the problems she was trying to address. Jessica Stark, the author of the article “Unequal Communities: Exploring the Relationship between Colonialism, Patriarchy and the Marginalization of Aboriginal Women, is very sympathetic towards the terrible treatment of the Aboriginal women and believes that they should be treated better. She portrays passion in relaying information to people so they are aware of the issue. Stark’s references were reliable but the article was still informally written and because she included her own personal views into the article. This article is a good article to read if someone wants to learn about the way Aboriginal women were treated and how there have been improvements but they are still treated unequally compared to other women and Aboriginal

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