The, Under Western Eyes : Feminist Scholarship And Colonial Discourses

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In America, everyone seems to be equal. We have moved very fast away from our past which was slavery, no gender equality and education. We are the most looked at country for everything, from military equipment to our strong economy. We are also looked as a very liberal country that some seek to be while others seek to destroy it. We are a first world country since we are very advanced in technology and important things like government and education, while other countries are third world countries because they do not have all the resources that we have in this country. In Chandra T. Mohantys’ article, “Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses,” we see how Third World Women are viewed by Western Women. She argues that women from third world countries are no different from western women; the only difference is that western women have an advantage with stronger economies. In “Can the Subaltern Speak?” by Gayatri C. Spivak, she argues that a subaltern will always remain a subaltern since they will never speak for themselves in their own tounge. Third World countries are not let to be alone because the Western world believes that they are not able to succeed and reach Western progress. Mohanty talks about how women are categorized. That women are “ constituted as a homogeneous group identified prior to the process of analysis (Mohanty, 337).” All women are the same since they share the same suffering and same emotions, but that is false. She continues to
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