ABSTRACT

This chapter says that, Initially when feminist leaders in the United States proclaimed the need for gender equality here they did not seek to find out if corresponding movements were taking place among women around the world. Usually these countries are depicted as barbaric and uncivilized, the sexism there portrayed as more brutal and dangerous to women than the sexism here in the United States. Until radical women in the United States challenge those groups of women posing as feminists in the interest of class opportunism. The tone of global feminism in the West will continue to be set by those with the greatest class power who hold old biases. Radical feminist work around the world daily strengthens political solidarity between women beyond the boundaries of race/ethnicity and nationality. Mainstream mass media rarely calls attention to these positive interventions. The goal of global feminism is to reach out and join global struggles to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression.