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Sat Jun 9, 2012, 10:19 AM

1. the issue i have... and thank you for the article.


"Ultimately, however, what makes the question of Palestine a feminist concern does not rest on any one of these analytical perspectives or points of critique. It rests rather on the connections that the oppression and struggle of Palestinians enables us to draw across those differences on which the oppression depends and that the question as it is now posed presumes. It is a feminist concern because it calls us to forge new relations beyond the province of interests and inherited forms of social belonging to which we might have become tethered and, for those of us not already called, to feel the suffering and aspirations of Palestinians as also our own. The strangulation of Palestinian life is, after all, not the accomplishment of one aberrant state, inasmuch as the latter is supported by a global economy and geopolitical order, which condemns certain social groups and strata to the status of absolutely redundant, surplus populations an order of insatiable accumulation and destruction that affects all planetary life. The question of Palestine is thus an urgent question of a just and equitable future that is both specific to this context and to this people, and a general and paradigmatic global concern. To take a stand in solidarity with and to be involved in the struggle of Palestinians to resist and transform the conditions of their own dispossession and disposability to join in their aspiration for collective freedom and self-determination is also to participate in the remaking of global life, which cannot but be a paramount feminist act."

the issue i have is i watched in other countries but notably egypt fight for rights as a whole. and all the while, as i listened to what was happening in the country adn cheering them on, i also recognized that there was a hope, but not voice for women rights. i was getting the strong feel that the women were going to be left out as they were hoping they would be a part.
so though palestine has a greater oppression, i dont think it behooves these women to put their demand for rights behind the whole. i think it is really important thru out that they continue to specifically speak toward womens rights, separate. after seeing what has happened with egypt.

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