Davis 1 Ericka Davis Dr. McCormick WGST 30303 10 February 2019 Ericka, see my comments below and in blue throughout and at the end of your essay. The Urgency of Intersectionality and From a Native Daughter Synthesis Essay Intersectionality is a sociological and critical theory about how an individual can face multiple threats such as oppression, domination and discrimination when their various biological, social and cultural identities overlap such as gender, race, sex, wealth, age, ability, sexuality and many other characteristics. Intersectionality maintains that oppressive institutions such as racism, classism, ageism and countless more “isms”, are interconnected and do not act separately of one another. [Good opening explanation.] The idea of intersectionality applies to both genders but is traditionally applied to women. Looking at both texts [Go ahead and give the name of the specific texts] and how they create a deeper understanding of what experiences of women of color face across boundaries of identity, location and other areas. [This last sentence is a fragment.] What is feminism? Depending on who you ask, you will get different answers. Each one of these answers will differ depending on whether they are male, female, liberal, conservative, black, or white. Some questions that need to be answered when trying to understand more about feminism are: does feminism differ when race overlaps with gender and what struggles do black women and other women of color must overcome that white
Davis 2 women do not? When you Google search words like feminism, black feminism, and intersectionality, a plethora of information is thrown out at you, some negative and some positive. That is because there are so many different personalities of feminism, but again it is all dependent on the one who it affects. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, feminism is the belief that women should be allowed the same rights, power, and opportunities as men and be treated in the same way. Black feminism is the battle of African-American women against the issues of not only gender, but also class and race. The struggle is in the effort to establish the African-American woman as an independent person, who is not dependent on any other person except herself. So, what is intersectionality? Intersectionality is the concept
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