Anyone else confused by this essay as well?
February 8, 2012 § 4 Comments
First off, while reading “Under and (Inside) Western Eyes: at the Turn of the Century,” by Chandra Talpade Mohanty, I am not sure if it was just me, but when I was getting into the third page I still did not have a clear understanding of what this woman was even talking about. Yes, I understand that feminism has been changing throughout the ages and what not, but just her style of writing is confusing to me. After all, on page 90, one of her sentences is six lines long. But I am trying to get past this never the less.
When I finally began to understand just a little bit of what she was saying (even though I still do not like her writing style), I have to say that I agree. At the end of page ninety, she begins to talk about envisioning a “democratic society capable of treating all its citizens fairly.” I am not going to lie, that sounds pretty amazing to me, and she begins to talk about this with the “disenfranchised communities of women in the world.” After having my roommate read this whole entire idea of hers, he said that it is the way of making her point by setting up a hypothetical situation, but I believe that this is just an ass-backwards way of putting it. Mohanty probably had some really good points to make in this essay, but with the way that she is trying to explain and narrate everything, her point is just not getting across clearly.