Thinking: The Journal of Philosophy for Children

Volume 19, Issue 2/3, 2009

Julia Jackson
Pages 79-86

If the Will is Absent

For the feminist movement to be effective, certain requirements are crucial. This entails a re-evaluation of the feminist movement’s language, approach, myths, and politics. Clearly, language must take on more a substantive definition, specifically, a fundamental understanding of economically disadvantaged and/or women of color’s plight. If prudence is shown vis-à-vis the will to demonstrate an awareness of all women’s plights; and, as Celie from The Color Purple posited, “a voice say to everything listening,” the way will be found to ensure the enfranchisement of all women because - IF THE WILL IS ABSENT, THE WAY WILL NOT BE FOUND!