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May 24, 2008 - 2:29 am

A number of readers have sent me a href=”http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1021293/How-mothers-fanatical-views-tore-apart.html”this link to Mail Online /awhere Rebecca Walker opens up about her mother, feminist Alice Walker, author of a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0671727796?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0671727796″emThe Color Purple/em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0671727796″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / and the problems of feminism:br /br /blockquoteI know many women are shocked by my views. They expect the daughter of Alice Walker to deliver a very different message. Yes, feminism has undoubtedly given women opportunities. It’s helped open the doors for us at schools, universities and in the workplace. But what about the problems it’s caused for my contemporaries?…br /br /But far from taking responsibility for any of this, the leaders of the women’s movement close ranks against anyone who dares to question them – as I have learned to my cost. I don’t want to hurt my mother, but I cannot stay silent. I believe feminism is an experiment, and all experiments need to be assessed on their results. Then, when you see huge mistakes have been paid, you need to make alterations. br /br /I hope that my mother and I will be reconciled one day. Tenzin deserves to have a grandmother. But I am just so relieved that my viewpoint is no longer so utterly coloured by my mother’s. br /br /I am my own woman and I have discovered what really matters – a happy family./blockquote br /br /Read the a href=”http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1021293/How-mothers-fanatical-views-tore-apart.html”whole thing here./a

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