Friday, January 25, 2008

Postcolonial Feminism

Kyle Kordan
WS 200

Postcolonial Feminism

This type of feminism came from the gendered history of colonization. From one cultures exapnsion and adoption into another's is where this movement started and was carried on. It has alot to do with integration of different cultures but based on gender. It acknowledges differences but expresses similarities in women across many cultures.

Some arguments include:

- Cultures impacted by colonialism are often vastly different and should be treated as such.
- Oppressions relating to the colonial experience, particularly racial, class, and ethnic oppressions, have marginalized women in postcolonial societies.
- While challenging gender oppression within their own culture, postcolonial feminists also fight charges of being "Western", as some within their cultures would contend.

Most notably this form of feminism criticizes Western forms such as radical feminism and liberal feminism. They are similar to transnational and third-world feminism while most notably being associated with black feminism for their struggle for recognition.

I do not agree necessarily with these different forms of feminism. To me it is just another group that has similar beliefs that associate themselves witrh the feminist movement just because they are female. I might not just grasp the different types of feminism and their role in the evolution of the movement but it just seems confusing to have so many different views all in the same category of feminism.

1 comment:

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