For an another more specific example she professes that all the people who

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perceived and organized their experience” (Rich 298). For an another more specific example, she professes that all the people who receive an education are hearing what men, above all white men, in their male subjectivity, have decided is more important” (Rich 298). Of all the many people with different races and genders in the world, she does not know why education by white men is integrated into education of people all over the world. Furthermore, she questions why great stories, enormous knowledge, and general common sense all male-based education are and do not report many of the history, achievements or successes that have come from women. From this point of view, It is clear that the overall education system consists of the thinking and feeling of a white man who excludes women and other races. Moreover, Rich emphasizes that this education policy violates the rights of others, except white men, to learn a wider range of knowledge. Over time, she acknowledges that society is giving human rights and freedom to women in the education system, but laments that it is not sufficient. However, Rich does not only blame the white-centered education itself but also the students who “receiving” the education instead of “claiming” (Rich 297). According to her definitions of “claiming” and “receiving” an education, it is essential to claim an education since the difference of receiving and claiming an education is critical as “the difference between life and death” (Rich 297). She wants the students, particularly women, to be able to empower themselves by responsibly seeking out and actively learning what they want and need to learn. She firstly explains why women have so far been powerless and called “self-denying wife and mother” (Rich 299). Rich says that until now women have lived in a male-dominated life, not expressing their opinions, but agreeing with them rather than the opinions they make. For this
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reason, she brings her second idea of living active lifestyle also by comparing the ‘active-life’ and ‘passive-life.’ She argues that “the difference between a life lived actively, and a life of passive drifting and dispersal of energies, is an immense difference.” (Rich 299) As Rich
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