"the colonialist deployment of 'feminist criteria'"
Explain what Gandhi means by the "area of controversy" having to do with "the colonialist deployment of 'feminist criteria.'"
My interpretations is that feminists of Western countries are dominant over non-Western countries. However, Western feminist criteria is viewed through "race, class, and gender" as well as their own personal lifestyle; the way they view life. That was pressed onto non-western society. The Western societies were portrayed as intellectuals and more privileged. They believed they knew what the non-western societies were experiencing. I agree with the blog "jolies_mama" which states that feminism deployment portrayed non-Western feminists as "passive." With this, it's hard to deploy feminism criteria based on one society towards the other; especially being compared from one female to another. The two societies experience different ways of living.