Every time Maracle felt less a woman she convinced her mind that she was a woman. She thought that the positions women assume in the community are because of whites’ conception and infiltration. Maracle set her mind free as a woman and ceased to worry about the concerns of the ordinary woman. She feels that besides the structures of the community condemning woman the to subject position and last in the rank of consideration, women are their worst enemies. She claims that if she begins to challenge the society, she will begin with fixing the woman herself before the society natives’ thoughts.
Maracle speaks of her position as an indigenous woman and that of others in her class. She feels that women tend to drag each other. The empowerment of natives fails because of the lateral violence that occurs at the same level. Feminism and womanhood did not define the position of natives. She feels that they are all useless. No one was pushing for the place of the non-existent native woman. Maracle despised her status as a woman, specifically a Native woman. She feels that the native woman is the most despised that even no looks at them as women, let alone the men who think of women as sexual objects.
Maracle is skeptical of the Feminist movement and the Women Question movements. She feels that there is much more the woman needs to do to emancipate herself. First, these movements must incorporate the minute native’s population. She thinks that white women have been using the native women to present women struggle. However, they still treat indigenous women as subjects and require that they maintain their second-class position. The woman must stop being her enemy to conquer the strife for liberation and freedom.