Gandhi- Third World Women
What does Gandhi mean by the "area of controversy" having to do with the figure of the "third world woman?"
Gandhi brings up many areas of controversy having to do with the figure of the "Third World Woman". I agree with Gandhi with the fact that she believes that when the Western feminists come to the third world countries they marginalize the women. The Western feminists are seen as "educated, modern, and having freedom to make their decisions", while when representing the "Third World Woman" they make them seem more along the lines of ignorant, poor, uneducated, domesticated, and victimized (Gandhi 472). The Third World woman needs to be able to talk and represent herself and not have even more limitations put on her. Although the Western feminists are trying to help these women in other cultures, they could also be oppressing them even more by getting involved in these ways.