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Women are discriminated against in many different ways depending upon their social, cultural, and economic situation. This is why the feminist movement, though valuable, is insufficient, as it neglects to pay attention to sexism in all of its forms. The fact that it pays attention only to those forms of sexual oppression which afflict white, middle-class women is a sign of an inherent, even if unconscious, racism. Growing up as a Chicana woman, Moraga was intimately familiar with the kinds of sexism that are prominent in Mexican-American culture. Men are, simply put, considered better than women. Women are expected to drop everything at any moment to do something for a man. Even mothers, though they will usually not admit it, always prefer their sons over their daughters; their adoration of their sons is perhaps an unconscious attempt to turn them into...

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