Post-Colonial Feminism and Multiculturalism: Traversing the Myth of Apparent Dichotomy

  • Manaswi
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  • Manaswi

    Assistant Professor at Chotanagpur Law College. Ranchi, India

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The prima facie debate between feminism and multiculturalism breeds on potraying cultural victimization of minority women. This digressive conclusion works on a premise of subjugation that is culture-centered. The cradle for affixation of this post colonial theory lies in legacy of colonialism, which sees thrid world cutures as more subjugation prone as compared to Western cultures, in the vocalization of liberalism, in the ubiquitous depictions of feminism, and in the overall certain-culture specific construed inception of minority group subordination. Positing and overemphasis on the multiculturalism- feminism dichotomy blurs the real questions of women’s role in a patriarchial society and the forces deployed in moulding the cultural practices. It also over sensitizes the practise of this minority subjugation as a practise of the third world, thereby watering down ambit of violence in the West. Thus, addressing these questions needs a cavernous discourse which traverses beyond this apparent dichotomy mentioned above. Thus, sexism is as much prevalent in the Western communities as in the minority cultures and the false paradigm of victimization further intensifies the irony that the victimization does not lie in culture rather it lies in the non- acceptance as equals within their own culture and this holds for not only the women in the minority coomunities and third World nations, but also for women from the so called progressive societies..




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 3009 - 3015


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