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A reminder that, while your stuff on 3rd/4th world women is great, there are third world women right here in the U.S. who need your help desperately. I'm currently working on an article about the ways feminism has forgotten Native American women, except for the occasional use of a great quote or Indian governments pre-colonization. But Indian women and children and men are dying every day right in your own country, and feminism seems to have not only forgotten us, but invisibilized us. We are different from third world women; we are still colonized yet supposedly live within a democracy. That makes our oppression and resistances (even the self-inflicted damage) much harder to see, understand, or deal with.

If you like, I can send you some good links for U.S. or Canadian indigenous peoples. That's a start. But I think something called Feminist.com needs a tighter link with its own countrywomen than just website links. Most Indian women are too busy surviving to bother with feminism. But there are some who are trying. We need some acknowledgment and help from mainstream feminism!


I certainly agree with everything that you say - not solely about Feminist.com or even about feminists - but about society at large ignoring indigenous people. I actually have done a lot of work in this area mostly through First Peoples Worldwide, a project of First Nations Development Institute. I therefore know all too well that indigenous people rank the highest (in a negative way) in most categories that pertain to violence, early death, health, etc... If you want to send us more links (and also your article once it is finished), we can certainly include the links - and we can consider the article for our articles & speeches section. If there are any other articles appropriate for that section, too, we would welcome them.

Also, you should know that one of things that Feminist.com also does is host on site resources; these are organizations that don't have a website of their own. Given limited resources, I know that many indigenous women's groups probably fit this category, therefore, know that this is another way that Feminist.com helps feminist organizations.


Amy

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