Mohanty response

Mohanty response - Mohanty is referring to the fact that...

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Mohanty is referring to the fact that feminist writings and research revolve around the study of “Woman” and “women” and are operating on definitions of these words that are merely “arbitrary relation[s] set up by particular cultures.” (19) They are assumed identities, to use the word loosely. Each on it’s own in different situations, as we have seen in other feminist works, can have very different meanings. “Woman” can often apply to a singular woman, or represent women as a whole in one stand-up figure, or can mean an ideological construct of the female gender, as we have often seen. “Women” on the other hand, is a more specific group, or it can not be. This is what Mohanty is referring to. Each word can mean the other and feminist theory strives to define their definitions and relationship. This relationship is similar to that between the “Third World Woman” and the actual women living in the third world on many levels. “Third World Woman” is so general, sweeping over not only every third world country in the process, but every
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