The Chicana Feminist Analysis

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The Chicana feminist is not widely accepted, or even recognized. At its best, Chicana writers and artists take to paper and other mediums to share the message. Writers, such as Andzaldua, comment on the necessity for writing. The Chicana expression of creative thought, otherwise unnoticed by the majority of people, is important in that it allows people to show the struggle, emotion, and wisdom surrounding personal experience (Andzaldua). Poetry, for instance, can be described as a political act, which enables further thought and understanding between people. Additionally, these stories reveal the great diversity among women.
Generally, women are grouped together, as stated by Lorde: “As women we have either been taught to ignore our differences or view them as causes for separation and suspicion rather than forces of change (Lorde, 1979).” Despite the efforts to categorize women’s issues into one mass of problems, White women perceive the world differently than African American women, Hispanic women, Native American women, etc., and vice versa. This conglomeration of “women’s issues” does not address every aspect of being a woman in patriarchal and unjust societies throughout the world. Through
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Chicanas are known to have a very strong attachment to their culture and beliefs. The language, politics, habits, and rituals of Chicanas define who they are as a people. To try to fade those aspects out is an attempt at destroying what created these women and the issues they face today. Take language and writing as an example, if White culture took away Spanish and all of its dialects, then the people would not have a cultural or deeply-rooted way of communicating stories and experiences felt by the people in all of its might. If White culture takes away the things that shape minorities’ lives, then they have ignored the force of change that diversity
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