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.
Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday signed Assembly Bill 2888, initially drafted in response the Brock Turner case earlier this year. The bill implements mandatory sentences for those convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious or intoxicated person.