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Femininity and the Feminine Mystique

Redefining femininity from an Eastern perspective, the article “Femininity and the Feminine Mystique” explores why sexuality plays a major role in our understanding of Eastern feminism. As an Indian feminist, many of Dr. Sarojini Sahoo’s writings deal candidly with female sexuality, the emotional lives of women, and the intricate fabric of human relationships, depicting extensively about the interior experiences of women, and how their burgeoning sexuality is seen as a threat to traditional patriarchal societies. This article therefore covers topics that have never been discussed so far in any Indian discourse. Her debatable concept on feminism, her denial of Simone De Beauvoir’s “the Other theory”, make her a prominent feminist personality of South Asia – for which KINDLE Magazine of India has placed her among 25 exceptional mindset women of India.

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