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Women, Development and Empowerment: A Pacific Feminist Perspective

Negative attitudes to feminism

Negative attitudes to feminism

  • it is Western

  • it applies to women in industrial societies

  • it is part of the Western feminist movement

  • it was about not wanting babies

  • it was about women wanting to be separate from the rest of society

  • it would undermine the traditional power source of women in the Pacific, which is the family

  • it was about women being discriminated against (women in the Pacifiic were not discriminated against)

  • it was a white women's feminism which arose out of their experiences and their approach. This approach focussed on personal lives rather than looking at society as a whole

  • it would segregate men and women.