Gender Perspectives in Lee Maracle’s I am Woman
Keywords:Gender Discrimination, Patriarchal Domination, Native Women, Oppression
Lee Maracle is a prolific Native Canadian woman writer, whose memoir I Am Woman abounds with gender perspectives. In I Am Woman Maracle discusses about the oppression of Native women and the anti-woman attitude of the Native men. Violence over Native women are expounded with incidents from Native women’s lives in some of the remarkable chapters like Rusty. In I Am Woman Lee Maracle also discusses about the violence within and outside Native women’s home. The paper also tells us how Native women are doubly oppressed and how their contribution towards society goes unrecognized. It also discusses how Native women are considered as subhuman. The paper at its conclusion points out how Native women attempt to reconstruct their society inspite of oppression.
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