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Handbook of Multicultural Competencies in Counseling and Psychology is the first book to offer the theoretical background, practical knowledge, and training strategies needed to achieve multicultural competence. Focusing on a wide range of professional settings, editors Donald B. Pope-Davis, Hardin L.K. Coleman, William Ming Liu, and Rebecca L. Toporek provide a compendium of the latest research related to multicultural competency and the hands-on framework to develop specialized multicultural practices. An indispensable resource for psychologists, social workers, school counselors, and teachers, Handbook of Multicultural Competencies in Counseling and Psychology is also an ideal supplementary text for students in counseling and clinical practice courses.
Chapter 4: Gender, Feminism, and Multicultural Competencies
Gender, Feminism, and Multicultural Competencies
“I am Woman, hear me roar!”
“Ain't I a Woman?”
What images are evoked when reading these two lines? When Helen Reddy sings “I am Woman, hear me roar!” is she talking about women of color? Certainly, many readers of a certain age would first visualize Ms. Reddy, but who is she singing about? How would that “woman” be described? Probably not as a woman of color; most likely, that roaring woman is White. Now consider the second line. For most of us, this line recalls the image of a Black woman, a Negress, speaking before a women's convention in 1851. Her reminder, her plea, her demand, was that the White women ...