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    standard to judge the phenomenon that shows up in the societies with different contexts. However, society might be more complicated than one thought and gender problems may be more complex under different context; to understand those problems better, one should put the phenomenon in the related context. Under different context, some occurrence that seems like a gender problem might be more complicated. Sticking on presumption, people might get wrong conclusion. In Chandra Talpade Mohanty’s essay, Under Western…

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    In addition, all women are characterized into one group and assumed to suffer from the same inequalities. Throughout her article she cites western feminists and explains why their views are incorrect. Mohanty explains, “in other words, only in so far as ‘Woman/Women’ and ‘the East’ are defined as others or as peripheral that (western) Man/Humanism can represent him/itself as the center.” (Mohanty, 1984, 352) Mohanty explains that if women and the third world countries continue to be set aside…

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    Mohanty is specifically critical of the discursive production of the image of the “Third World woman” in writings on gender and development which tend to erase the historical as well as the geographical specificity. Therefore, the essay, "Under Western Eyes" draws attention to the dangers of looking at women as coherent group upon which political, social, economic, or cultural processes enable them to produce knowledge on the “Other” women as a case of study and analysis by the west. As her…

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    Do we really have the right to speak up about female genital mutilation, cutting, or circumcision? In Chandra Talpade Mohanty’s article, Under the Western Eyes, she critiques the western feminist literature. In her article, she points out that these feminist literatures tend to assume that all women are the same globally. After rereading Mohanty’s article as well as articles by Richard Shweder and Christine Walley, I was able to compare them to the sources Georgina and I used for our class…

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    position in terms of inhabiting the margins of being a postcolonial, subaltern and further a north eastern woman in co- relation with the concepts of postcolonial feminists like Spivak, Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Kwamme Anthony Appiah, Trinh Minha and so on. Postcolonial feminism, often referred to as Third World feminism, is a form of feminist philosophy which centers around the idea that racism, colonialism, and the long lasting effects (economic, political, and cultural) of colonialism in the…

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    Britain society. In Maps he has approached the two important areas of literature: feminist concerns and the concept of Diasporic identities in postcolonial scenario. Nadeem Aslam himself is born in Gujranwala and bred in Britain sees its women through the post-colonial perspective in Maps and Season of the Rainbirds. Being Diasporic identity, his work addresses the social and feminist problems of the diasporic women living in the modern liberal society of Britain. Nadeem Aslam explores the…

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    women of Palestine as fighters, mothers, sisters, breadwinners, and political strategists.” . Bibliography A Double colonization : colonial and Post- Colonial Women’s Writing (Dangaroo,1986) Al-Mireth (The Inheritance) English: The Inheritance, trans. Aida Bamia (1997). Fanon, Frantz. Black Skin, White Masks. Translated by Charles Lam Markmann. New York: Grove Press, 1967. (Chapter 3, ‘The Man…

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