Often forgotten even by feminists, fourth world women struggle to be heard within and without their home communities. Photo:Maori woman, New Zealand, 19C

Often forgotten even by feminists, fourth world women struggle to be heard within and without their home communities. Photo:Maori woman, New Zealand, 19C

Maori woman.  The permanent blue stain on a Maori woman’s tattooed mouth symbolized female beauty among her people in New Zealand. The personal facial tattoo, or moko, communicated her lineage, social position, and marriage eligibility. Photograph from Iles Photo/submitted by Chas J. Glidden, circa 1919

Maori woman. The permanent blue stain on a Maori woman’s tattooed mouth symbolized female beauty among her people in New Zealand. The personal facial tattoo, or moko, communicated her lineage, social position, and marriage eligibility. Photograph from Iles Photo/submitted by Chas J. Glidden, circa 1919

Wetekia Ruruku Elkington, a Maori woman, taken around 1900. Some of her story at the link

Wetekia Ruruku Elkington, a Maori woman, taken around 1900. Some of her story at the link

Portrait of Paora Tuhaere, Orakei Chief.  By Frederick Pulman |  Late 19th century

Portrait of Paora Tuhaere, Orakei Chief. By Frederick Pulman | Late 19th century

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