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The Left and Feminism

The Left and Feminism Kumari Jayawardena Govind Kelkar The spectre of western feminism has been used by many left party leaders and left ideologues to attack local feminists as bourgeois, westernised and influenced by 'white' feminism. In such campaigns against feminism, the left often finds itself in strange company along with the Ayatollahs and bther fundamentalists, who whip up xenophobia about western 'decadence'.

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