In many parts of the world, being female is seen as a burden, a curse, or a reason for abuse. It is hard to relate to the lives led by millions of women the world over. I have access to education, health-care, and a say in my future….
Whether in India, Nigeria, the Middle East, or Canada it seems women of colour have been obsessed with fair skin. However, such obsessions are not without their critics, and as people have begun to critically analyse the reasons behind and implications of this obsession, so have people started to rethink their attitudes.
Making an attempt to write from an anti-oppressionist perspective, I hope to bring a critical analysis of race and culture to my columns, both from the Canadian and international arena. How, where, and why are ethnic minorities being represented, presented, discussed, and by whom? Are there other ways to view and interpret such things?