chapter  3
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"You Should Know What's Right for Me!" A Hybrid's Struggle to Define Empowerment for Critical Feminist Research in Education

I begin this chapter with a poem I wrote almost 5 years ago. It is a poem triggered off by actual incidents:

Something I want to share with all women

A woman in a chaddar looking through a microscope, Struck a male white academic as incongruous,

He found the incongruity so amusing, He put the picture on the wall,

''You know, ha, ha," he tells every visitor to his office, "Here"s a perfect illustration of how education does not necessarily