Intersectional Feminist Analysis

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Key Concept Explanation: Intersectional Feminism
The most influential concept I have learned and revisited throughout all my WGSS courses is the meaning and implications of intersectional feminism. Intersectional feminism is the idea that while all women may face oppression, each woman’s oppression is unique as it is constructed by the interplays of social categorizations such as class, race, and culture. While the meaning of intersectional feminism has always been prominent in my personal life, as my club focuses on intersectional feminism, I developed a more comprehensive understanding of this concept in Perspectives on Women (GAH 2358).
My Perspectives on Women class largely focused on intersectional feminism as we consistently read poems,
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This could be by refraining from generalizing all women, understanding your own privilege, and seeking out the advice of others. I believe that all these ways of implementing intersectional feminism into the workplace, have an underlying emphasis on being curious and respectively asking questions when needing to. Because we are only provided with the experiences and perspectives of our own lives, it is often hard to see the perspectives and needs of others. Therefore, it is imperative to ask questions and to see the advice of others. Not only will this assist in practicing intersectional feminism but it will also encourage communication and appreciation for diversity in the …show more content…
Because our club has adopted the mindset that it is imperative to look at women’s oppression through various lens, we try to promote this view to our club members and school by hosting events beneficial to students of various backgrounds. For instance, we held a brand-new event this year called, “Sex Myth Busters”. While this event was very fun and encompassed free food and prizes, the main premise was to provide inclusive sexual education to students. We came up with this idea after doing researching and realizing that sexual education in the United States, and specifically, non-heterosexual education is extremely lacking. Accordingly, we made sure to focus our event on providing accurate information on sexual and reproductive health that was applicable to individuals of all categorizations. Another example of implementing intersectional feminism is our March to End Rape Culture event. This event was originally called a “Slut Walk” as its purpose is to challenge rape myths and victim-blaming. However, because the term, “slut” is not typically used out of heterosexual contexts, the club changed the name of the march to be more inclusive. This was a great choice as our efforts to demonstrate the unacceptability of rape culture and

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