« Feminist-as-imperialist | Main | Controversy Surrounding the Third-World-Woman »


I thought the way in which Gandi theorizes the impact of western feminists on third world women was interesting. It is very difficult to any relate to exactlly what the western feminists were trying to do. I think that the techniques used, as in how western feminists belive that third world women are poor, uneducated, and trapped, while she claims that western feminists are educated, modernized and free was pretty radical. When talking about trying to modernize these third world women as with colonial powers.They were viewed as second class and thought to be helpless victims. I thought this was pretty close minded because it seems as if they do not even consider any tradtion or history of the people and just assumed that they were unhappy, less privledged victims. Overall i thought this reading was pretty interesting from the point of view it took, but found it a little confusing at parts.