A teacher, healer, freedom fighter, and aunt to hip hop legend Tupac, Assata Shakur has organized against the prison-industrial complex, police brutality, discriminatory education, poverty, addiction, and hunger in Black and Brown neighborhoods.
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.
“I’m not your Asian AI sexbot. I’m not the manic pixie Anime school girl from your pornographic fantasies.”
Capitalism and patriarchy reinforce one another by means of the nuclear family – the true liberation of women requires the abolition of the family as it is currently structured.