Feminism And Indigenous Women 's Rights On The Ground Of The Equality

2214 Words Dec 2nd, 2016 9 Pages
Feminism and Indigenous women activism are two separate topics, although they sound very similar. In indigenous women’s eyes feminism is bashing men, although Indigenous women respect their men and do not want to be a part of a women’s culture who bring their men down. Feminism is defined as “The advocacy of women 's rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.” In theory, feminism sounds delightful despite the approaches most feminists use such as wrong-full speaking of the opposite gender. Supposedly, feminism is not needed as a result of Indigenous women being treated with respect prior to colonization. Thus, any Native woman who calls herself a feminist is often condemned as being “white”. This essay argues that Indigenous women may seem weaker to men due to the fact of European impressions, although Indigenous Women Activism needs to be addressed to all nationalities considering Indigenous women need equality, address racism and oppression in urban cities.

In support of my argument, an interview done by Grace Ouellette on several Indigenous women answering a series of questions in regards of Indigenous women issues and their views. This will bring a closer understanding of my thesis due to hearing what actual Indigenous women believe about feminism, opposed to a textbook or article written by a white man. Most of the women would agree and have very similar answers to one another, although some women had stronger opinions than others. All the women interviewed…

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