Response Paper #4: “Under Western Eyes” Revisited: Feminist Solidarity Through Anticapitalist Struggles
February 10, 2012 § 1 Comment
Author Chandra Talpade Mohanty analyzes the paradox that exists between progressive shifts in thought with traditional perspectives. She explains in depth her stances on the dangers of capitalism and the hostile economic conditions it creates. Capitalism enables the dramatic division that occurs between privileged American people and impoverished nations.
I find Chandra’s commentary on the distinction between “Western” and “Third World” feminist practices fascinating. Racial divisions still occur even under the promotion for gender and cultural solidarity. Globalization and outsourcing from industries produces toxic environments for minority groups. And all the while in the U.S. we are touting how “progressive” we are.
Do you think current feminist issues focus enough on globalization practices? Are we reaching out to minority groups or retaining a privileged lens? I personally think there are still many issues we could handle better, such as responsibility for outsourcing disasters.