Analysing The Works Of Mimi Mariuncci, Audre Lorde, And Rosemarie Garland- Thomson I Hope

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Analysing the works of Mimi Mariuncci, Audre Lorde, and Rosemarie Garland- Thomson I hope to answer the question of why intersectionality is imperative to feminist discourse and praxis.
Feminism, in simple terms, refers to collective desire to end the oppression of women. Because oppression takes various forms and affects those who are victim to it in a number of different though often intersecting ways, feminism can therefore be termed a multifaceted set of movements working towards multiple aims and ends. In terms of intersectionality, feminist discourse faces the task of acknowledging and addressing all forms of oppression as a logic of domination. A term coined by ecofeminist philosopher Karen Warren which refers to a way of understanding and communicating with the world, and it’s inhabitants, in a way that is structured hierarchically and legitimises the systematic subordination of people without power by the people who have an abundance of it. This theory of domination is important consider in discussions of feminist theory and praxis as it links all forms of oppression in efforts to deepen our understanding of what oppression is, how it is maintained, and what can be done to destroy it, and therefore liberate those who have been marginalised because of it. In her textbook "Feminism is Queer: The Intimate Connection between Queer and Feminist Theory" (2010) Marinucci discusses the intersection of gender and sexuality in terms of both queer theory and feminist…

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