Document Type

Thesis

Publication Date

1997

Advisor

Kristin Vonnegut

Abstract

Cherrie Moraga, a Chicana lesbian feminist advocate, cannot completely identify with the Chicano movement, American's women's movement or the Gay/lesbian movements. Even within the Chicana movement, Moraga experience subjugation because of her sexual orientation. The majority of her work has focused on reassessing the role of Chicana, lesbian, and feminist ideology by concentrating on multiple identities and the confluence of oppressions. Moraga has exposed these layers of oppression by using them as the subject of her rhetoric. In her essay La Guera and her poem, Winter of Oppression 1982. Moraga takes the difficulty that multiple identities present and turns that into an ideal perspective for discussing the problems Chicana women face within the feminist and lesbian movements.

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