I N C O R P O R A T E
But it is
difficult to lean on the gender commonality of women when there are so
many political, economic, religious, and social differences that divide
us. How much does an independent middle-class, working business woman
New York City really have in common with a hardworking peasant woman
rural Ghana? How much do either of these women have in common with a
sheltered, veiled wife of a Moslem oil mine owner in Saudi Arabia?
In the Third World, women often have heavy responsibilities to keep
themselves and their families alive. Hence they have little time or energy
dedicate to social change.
In this context of unending diversity, international sisterhood is (and is
likely to remain) little more than a myth.
"The feminist dream of a common language.. is a totalizing and imperialist
one" (Haraway 173). Instead of attempting to construct a coherent and
unified whole , we should use the strengths of our
partialities and potential connections.