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"Colonial deployment of feminist criteria"

I really thought this idea could be related well to many of the tools of missionary work such as imposing Western standards of everyday life by teaching the other to act, eat and clean themselves properly. I made this connection specifically where Gandhi says the deployment of feminist criteria can be used "to bolster the appeal of the civilizing mission." (pg. 471) Also perhaps that this idea can somehow legitimate these colonial practices by disguising them as being helpful, generous and humanitarian while the native practices were likely working just fine before the colonizers got there. So not recognizing the success of differing practices but rather changing them to fit with what is familiar, comfortable and Western.