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Snitow was a founder of a non-governmental organization (NGO), the Network of East-West Women, which had the intention to link feminists in US women’s movements to feminists trying to create independent women’s movements in East Central Europe post-1989. In an earlier piece she listed the various resistances such organizing encountered. In this second take, Snitow makes a new list, this time of the weaknesses of NGOs in general, and, particularly in the region. The list includes: various kinds of ignorance; the stress placed on community by unequal resources; common linguistic and social misunderstandings; distortions introduced by some kinds of outside...

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