Dr. Sheetal Jain
Shri Vaishnav Institute of Social Science and Humanities
Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya, Indore
Abstract: In this world discriminatory attitude towards men and women have existed for generation and affect the lives and both genders. Gender discrimination has always been a major issue in the society since beginning. It is a kind of practice of granting or denying rights or privileges to a person based on their gender. Colonialism had a major impact on women since they suffered both racial and gender discrimination. All African American women share common experience of being black women in a society that denigrates women of African descent. The interrelationship of white supremacy and male superiority has thus characterized the black women’s reality as a situation of struggle- a struggle to survive in two contradictory worlds simultaneously, one white, privileged, and oppressive and the other black, exploited, and oppressed. In spite of all the difficulties some black women took pen and wrote not only about racial people but also wrote about gender discrimination.