Intersectional Feminism and Kimberlé Crenshaw

Curated by Meg Birmingham

Yesterday was International Women’s Day and, while there is never a bad time to do so, now is the perfect time to make sure that you take an intersectional approach to feminism. Intersectionality is a term coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw to describe how Black Women experience prejudice, this term has since been co-opted into feminism to illuminate the fact that “all inequality is not created equal”.  As we work toward creating equity in our communities we must address the inequities people face because of their intersectional identities.  You can read more on intersectional feminism on the UNWomen Site or you can watch Kimberlé Crenshaw deliver a TED talk on intersectionality.

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