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why do we avoid confronting western feminism?

Not my post, but something I really enjoyed reading. One way I could think of to move past “western feminism” is to listen to PoC activists and feminists from all over the world when dealing with their issues. Feminism means different things for different places and listening to the ones in the forefront is the best way to understand those nuances.

Rohini Kudva

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Hopefully, this post is going to make a lot of the feminists and global citizens better and more conscious of the realities of the world and women. This semester, I had the opportunity to create my own independent study class and curriculum. Something I’ve started becoming more dedicated to is furthering my feminist knowledge and awareness. This mainly meant that I wanted to know what other cultures, countries, parts of the world I have missed out on learning due to my western and euro-centric learnings, and bubble. As feminists, we often learn about Betty Friedan, Simone de Beauvoir, and Mary Wollstonecraft. That becomes our idea of feminism. However, this western bubble limits our understanding and creates a harmful ignorance, and weakens our feminism. Within the first week of learning about unacknowledged parts of feminism, my western mindset was burst. For example, I had never truly examined the connotations of monogamy…

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