Saturday, January 25, 2020

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       In this week's reading of Radicals on the Road: Internationalism, Orientalism, and Feminism During the Vietnam Era by Judy Tzu-Chan Wu, the author explores and discusses how feminists from the U.S. and the South East Asians formed alliances with each other to protest the anti-war movement during the Cold Era. Together, they protested for women's rights and made sure women's voices were heard. Wu discusses how unity was formed which lead to a strong relationship between the East and the West on understanding the importance of women empowerment. I was surprised on how the women from the U.S. travelled to Vietnam during the war for their voices to be heard. This reminds of the women's march that recently happened in 2017 that flooded Washington with women and allies to advocate for women's rights and equality. The women's march began as a reaction to President Trump's election and voiced for ending violence, protecting reproductive rights, LGBTQIA rights, worker's rights, civil rights, disability rights, immigrant rights, and environmental justice rights. One question I have about this week's reading is, what gender barrier was broken during the Vietnam War? 

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