Feminist Standpoint Theory By Julia T. Wood

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In the "Feminist Standpoint Theory" by Julia T. Wood postulates, “a feminist standpoint grows out of encountering oppositional knowledge” (Wood). In Shah’s piece, she maintains a standpoint understanding of the subjective disposition of her parent’s cultural perspective construct of her sister’s social choices as compared to her own and her parent’s oppositional expectations. Additionally, she is critical of the disproportionate significances of her sister and parent’s standpoint of the culture of India and one in the United States in regard to her sister’s choice of clothing, her attitude, and sexuality. Shah expresses her viewpoint regarding her culture, her sister’s openness to be “western sexy” through having a feminist boyfriend, being
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