...in a global context. How do I do that? Especially when, as a U.S. citizen, I am afforded this sense of isolationism and autonomy. I am painfully aware that I am largely un-conscious when it comes to a world outside the US. My concern with globalism has been in a historical context, topics like triangular trade, transnationalism and transatlantic, immigration patterns, corporation outsourcing or, as is the case with poultry processing, bringing people "here" rather than taking industries "there." "We live in an era of globalization," I can say smugly, and back it up with these examples.
But I never thought consciously about the fact that the "We" includes women.
So, I've been thinking.
I've been thinking about BfP's post on "Why feminists must stand against government oppression in Mexico."
And I've been thinking about Darfur, which I admit in complete shame, that I knew little about before this past summer.
And I'm thinking about the women I approached on campus today, from an organization called Cruces, who had set up a display and an altar in memoriam of 450 women killed in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. (More on that later. I'm going down at noon when they read off the names of the dead and missing).
And I'm thinking, if I, wholly preoccupied with my own life and school and what I want, know of these three, how many more must there be?
And then I'm thinking, why the hell did BfP have to explain why feminists need to make their fight global?