Nationalism and Women.

Within this particular essay I have briefly discussed the ongoing gendered debate within the history of nationalism.  Women have, without a doubt, ‘sacrificed their desires for the sake of a male-led collective’; even when they have suffered abuse at the hands of racist colonists, they have often been treated more as symbols rather than as active participants by nationalist movements organised to end colonialism and racism. However, I have also discussed some particular examples where women have not passively sacrificed their desires, and have instead played a very active role not only for the nationalist movements, but also for their own gender rights. 

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