Friday, October 9, 2009
Saldívar-Hull's Argument: "Woman Hollering Creek" fictionally articulates a Chicana feminism that simultaneously decenters predominantly white feminisms and destabilizes class assumptions.
I would have to agree with Hull's argument in that all the elements shown above can be seen throughout the book. The sexual, racial, geopolitical emerge from the characters own experiences, which are based on Cisneros's own experiences as a working class woman of color from the borderlands of greater Mexico. The text problematize dichotomy between gender conditions in the US and those in Mexico by combinding the two cultures and countries in the rural Texas town of Seguin.
WHC is one outcome of Cisneros commitment to popular feminism. The story ideological manipulation through mass media, such as telenovelas, collude to keep women submissive.