This dismal of women of color by white women stands as a roadblock to connection between women. More so, such assumption about black women exposes all women to various degrees and forms of patriarchal oppression in society, some of which as women they share and some of which they do not.
The issue of sexism among native women activists is of much concern. It is important that we eliminate problem of sexism, as they tend to marginalize women in society. Feminism and activism contributes a lot to the feminist politics since they question the legitimacy of the United States as appropriate form of governance. For instance, many racial justice organizations in America rally against hate crimes resulting from September 11 attack under the name “we are Africans too”.
Issues such as sexism and feminism should unite all women because it forms the basis of their history. Ironically, this is not the case, as native women do not refer themselves as feminists because they argue that the word feminism is a white concept that should be recognized with white women. Therefore, they assume that the claim of feminism as white then implies that native feminist politics is similar to the feminist politics of other communities. This perceptions have for a long time divided women thus, making it hard for them to work together and fight issues such as patriarchal oppression that affect them in society.
Women such as Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Sarah Palin, and Tahita Jenkins followed what they believed was true and were not coerced to interact with other women because of their race or color. According to Plato, women should not be discriminated or oppressed because all people are equal, whether female or male. For instance, Plato asserts that while women are caring and rearing children, men should take care of other duties.
Plato argues that they should share duties, though women should be treated ...