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Intersectional Feminism is Equality

Intersectional Feminism is Equality

Intersectional Feminism is Equality

Aimee Combe

If feminism is a movement striving towards equality, then it makes sense that it should apply to all identities facing oppression. Through intersectional feminism, we can look at how identities such as gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, class and ability intersect in systems of oppression. Too often feminism is portrayed in the mainstream media as a movement for white women, when in fact, feminism is most important for women of colour, who face inequality in a much different way, and on a higher level than cisgender white women. Intersectional feminism is inclusive of identities who are often excluded from feminist conversations, such as trans* women of colour, who face extreme discrimination. In the first six weeks of 2017, seven transgender women of colour were killed in the U.S. alone. Intersectional feminism is necessary to protect women who are excluded from ‘white feminist’ campaigns like Emma Watson’s “#HeForShe”. In 2016 and 2017, masses of young people on social media have shown the world a glimmer of hope with their engagement in discussions on social issues, a step towards equality. If intersectional feminism is a movement for equality amongst all identities, then surely, it’s the only true form of feminism in existence.

Self-Portrait with Birds and Apple Blossoms

Self-Portrait with Birds and Apple Blossoms

Looking But Not Finding

Looking But Not Finding