What Is Intersectionality?
As feminists, we cannot achieve our goals of equality without intersectionality. To simplify the issue, feminism must be completely inclusive which means there should be no separation between race, class, gender identity or disability, For example: Racism directed towards woman of colour goes hand in hand with their gendered oppression.
It is important to understand the fundamentals of intersectionality, here is a list of 5 reasons intersectional feminism matters, compiled by Suzannah Weiss from bustle.com
Latina Women Make 54% of What White Men Make
12.5% of Women With Disabilities Were Unemployed in 2014
83% of Women With Disabilities Are Sexually Assaulted Within Their Lifetimes
Black Women Are Three To Four Times More Likely To Die During Childbirth in the US Than White Women
Black Transgender Women Have The Highest Rate Of HIV Diagnosis In The US
“By excluding women of color and other marginalized groups, we make feminism a movement that privileges certain perspectives over others — exactly what feminism is trying to combat.” -Suzannah Weiss
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