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p. 11710. Feminists across the worldlocked

  • Margaret Walters

Abstract

‘Feminists across the world’ looks at the concept and reality of ‘Sisterhood’. Feminism has been dominated by Western white middle-class women and is open to the charge that it has not taken account of racial and class differences. Women in non-Western cultures have to struggle against sexism, class, caste, religion, and ethnic biases. Colonialism, neocolonialism, and the fight for democratic government often complicates women's lives further, and cross-cultural misunderstanding remains. Special focus is given to Africa, debates over the veil in Muslim countries and communities, the distinctive brand of feminism found in Russia and Eastern Europe, and the plight of women who work in exile in low-paid, unskilled jobs in wealthy Western economies.

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