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  • Sanguine

    Many women – both past and present – simply don’t see themselves as the marginalized, oppressed, deprived victims of a patriarchy. Not so much out of ignorance but out of realization that the path to lasting power requires constant readjustment and reconciliation between the winners and losers of an ideology particularly the disruptive and some might argue divisive ideology of feminism.

  • wingedream

    While I comment only on the basis of the review, it is felt that a similar concommitant analyses and comparison with right wing Muslim, Christian and other religious groups would have added to the richness to the discourse.Moreover what of the Non-religious modern set of successful, politically apathetic, corporatised and non-ideological go-getting women who also substantially motivate as opinion makers?A certain sub-class of the larger middle classes who are seen coming out of their rather traditional homes and some of the high-minded wealthy clientele are also quite happy to support and cheer lead these cultural groups of all kinds without any overt or tacit knowledge of its political and social compulsions.These are the new white collared workers, bankers, teachers, corporate staff, engineers, IT technicians and governmental clerks who are only interested in law and order and protected and secure continuance of their present day jobs.Their apathy and distaste for anythings political as dirty in that sense is complicit and upholds such rightist or more correctly anti-people ideologies.It is these roles which masquerade as developmental and intelligent need to be studied in the Indian context to understand in its entirety: the Anti people strategy and current day politics of the vote.

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