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the colonial deployment of "feminist criteria".

Explain what Gandhi means by the "area of controvery" having to do with "the colonialist deployment of 'feminist criteria'"

Without knowing exactly what Gandhi means by 'feminist criteria,' I think that she's trying to point out the slight hypocrisy of Western Feminists. They have an idea in their heads that they need to swoop in, educate, and save these Third-World women without actually putting themselves in their situations. We assume that our ideas are the correct ones and feel that we need to grace the rest of the world with the same ideas, without really considering how different the cultures are. While advocating getting out from the power and influence of colonialism, Western feminists are employing essentially the same tactics. Cultural differences and ideas need to be kept in mind while spreading feminist thoughts instead of simply forcing them upon these women.