Feminism Without Border Analysis

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Tasneem Mustansir Dr. Hans Mattingly 26 October 2015 English 101C One-Third/Two-Thirds Worlds In this extract from the Chandra Mohantys book, Feminism without Border, Mohanty identifies the concepts of social majorities by bringing forward the struggles of native or indigenous women and discusses the present-day difficulties faced by women workers around the world. The author, furthermore addresses the anti-capitalist struggles existing in both “Western” and “Third World”. She finally mentions that social majorities that take up two-thirds of the world are not reliant upon any help from the other side of the globe, as they have the ability to develop outside the western/capitalist frame of mind. The title of this essay describes the…show more content…
That represents social minorities and majorities living in both the North and South. A social minority is considered to be the upper class of any society that has a similar living standards led on by the Western World. Basically, One-Third of the world's population is a social minority that has nothing to do with its geographical region. They enjoy the capitalist economic services and goods that most social majorities have no exposure to. As I mentioned previously, Japan or Australia are exceptions to that theory. However, this to be more specific includes the developing nations for e.g. India; has the world's third largest billionaire population. Regardless that it's categorized as part of the Poor South. Mohanty mentions that minorities around the world dominate the economy and disregard the struggles that Two-Third of the world population or the social majority face daily. Furthermore, I Believe they are consuming and depleting most of the Earth's resources that ideally should be equally divided amongst all , The One-Third is actually the partly depleting two-thirds of world resources to produce goods that classify as “standard of…show more content…
As the 21st century continues, we are growing and developing more as a society (debatable, however I choose not to be a skeptic) and opening our minds to a more liberal environment. I believe terms like the ‘Rich North’ and ‘Poor South’ are ways of discrimination and also false titles as there are always exceptions. As we know overgeneralizing is an inaccurate error of judgment as forcing individual people, places, or things into rigid categories one doesn’t reach a valid conclusion. Then why do we still believe and use these terms in todays world? Globalization is breaking notions of the previous world and helping us become more unified as a species. The UAE has been my home for now over 8years and in accordance to the political and historical concepts it is a Third World country, however from my understanding socially the UAE can not be considered a Third World country. I do believe this nation specifically from the region has proved it's worth and is considered a wealthy country invalidating the theory of the Poor South. Dubai is a good example of the one-third concept where a third world country consumes beyond an estimated two-thirds of the resources

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