On February 15th and 22nd, Intergroup Relations showcased their program “Open Up”, which aims to lend an ear to the too often hushed conversation regarding microaggressions.
Crenshaw’s great theoretical contribution, that of intersectionality, is a call to action at every moment. In light of the Trump regime’s past few weeks in office, we must once again revisit intersectionality to make sure our political activism does not replicate harm against marginalized peoples but rather positions the most vulnerable at the forefront of our fighting and protest.
Rather than form vague, generalized, and often spurious solidarities, in the face of the new administration, it is essential that we shy away from deceptive progressivism and be forthright about our objectives.
Now that the Women’s March is over, let’s hold each other accountable while making room for mistakes.
Why has feminism, a movement so typically stigmatized for its disavowal of social norms, fallen under the umbrella of a term that epitomizes herd mentality?
The story seems to go the same way each time that we tell it: we are tired of facing physical, sexual, and verbal threats. However, in the case of harassment, it is also important to recognize a disparity in women’s experiences.
The fact that the 78 cents statistic is so widespread is indicative of a much larger issue: feminism too often ignores people of color, people with disabilities, and transgender people.
It does not make you a bad feminist to be unsupportive of another woman’s ignorance. It does not make you a bad feminist to decide that the woman limiting you and your identity is not welcome in your life.
“Feminism to me is the belief in providing an inclusive and intersectional space for all identities.”
The Academy Awards were held Sunday evening and there were many noteworthy moments. The awards season for 2014-2015 was riddled with controversy due to the dismal lack of diversity in nominations. However, that does not mean there weren’t wonderful moments throughout the evening. Below are significant moments of the show. 1. Julie Andrews All…