Article Reflection: Feminist Intersectional Theorizing Essay

892 Words Jun 4th, 2013 4 Pages
Article Reflection: Feminist Intersectional Theorizing

Intersectionality is known to be one of the prominent social theories in feminism. This theory explores the factors that represent one’s identity. The purpose of this article is to explain the theorizing on race, class, and gender by Canadian feminist. Intersectionality portrays how women experiences are interconnected. The article “Feminist Intersectional Theorizing” written by Daiva K. Stasiulis, mainly talks about the intersectional theorizing of different factors that woman in Canada encounter. The vocalization of gender and class had a breakthrough in 1970s and 1980s. Along with racism, sexism and class is a source that is primary for oppression. This article looks at men and
…show more content…
Therefore all three factors need to work together to form one’s identity.
In conclusion, Stasiulis strongly agrees that intersectional theorizing studies on feminist identities such as race, gender and class, exist as interconnected and interlocking. We can see this through the various examples given in the article, which proves the fact that all three social factors cannot be separated; therefore they are interconnected and interlocking. The race, class and gender are one’s identity and what they’re known for. If one factor is taken advantage of then the whole interlocking system is being misused.
From my viewpoint, I believe that all three factors of discrimination are interconnecting and interlocking. This is because in the outside world without gender, race, and class, one’s identity would not exist. When thinking about race, class and gender, I reflect it as a formation of one’s identity. Along with the formation of ones identity, I believe that women have less power than men. For example in the article it talks about how black feminist were sexually harassed by white males. The result of this was that the law didn’t punish the white men (Stasiulis, 34). Therefore, this shows that men have more power than women. From this we can see that gender, race and class play a huge role. Gender because men rule women; race because white against black; class because due to the fact that black feminist were considered low class; they didn’t have the power to fight for their

Related Documents