Intersectionality In Class Reflection

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At the beginning of the semester I was pessimistic about this class. I did not know what to expect and I let all feministic stereotypes take control over what the course was going to be like. I humbly say that I was wrong. This course has forever changed my view not only about myself, but on my outlook on life. Intersectionality has been at the forefront on what I have learned in this class. Intersectionality according to Google is the “interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage”. I, myself, before this class identified as a human being or as an American, and in a perfect world that would suffice. We, however, do not live in a perfect world and identify ourselves in many different ways. …show more content…
I was under the impression that all feminists were jumping off the deep end and I was not going to associate myself with people who I ignorantly believed to be crazy. Women’s rights is not a crazy idea. Striving for equality is not jumping off the deep end. The men and women trying to have their voices heard, to make a difference in the way that women are treated is not an irrational belief. It is one that can be reached and strides towards that are being made each day. I think of Patsy Mink, the first Asian American woman to be elected to the United States House of Representatives, as one of those people who stood against the oppression. She is a true inspiration, she could not get into medical school so she was going to go to law school and fight to make policy changes so that no other woman had to go what she went through. She did not stay in her place, nor will I. Once in class, towards the beginning of the semester, I said that is it always that men get in our way of our success or rather we as woman get in our own

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