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  • n. A feminist sociological methodology of studying the relationships among multiple dimensions and modalities of social relationships and subject formations.


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  • One result of this intersectionality is that transsexual people form a very diverse group with as many differences as similarities.

    A rose by any other name

  • I think that there are a few blogs out there, mostly mainstream and mainstream-accepted blogs that throw the word intersectionality around a few times, but never really divulge anything else.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • I can stand here from Feministing and yell until I am blue in the face until a mainstream outlet can utter the word intersectionality or at least recognize the problematic history that feminism has had with marginalized groups, instead of dominating the dialogue and fusing together once again, "white," with "woman" and therefore with "feminism," but somethings gotta give.


  • I also got into what I later learned was called the intersectionality between women's rights and other social justice issues but saw as an important part of the equality my parents taught me was important: standing up for my friends who were out or who coped, as best they could, with being people of color in a very majority-white and sometimes unfriendly environment.

    Megan Carpentier: A Feminist's U-Turn: A Torrid Tale of Disappointment and Discovery

  • Also Friedan-related are the discussions about so-called intersectionality - how to address gender imparity at the same time that we consider racial, ethnic, sexual and class injustices.

    NYT > Home Page

  • (The people responsible for my being able to articulate this statement are far too numerous to mention, but in particular at this moment, I want to thank Ricky Sherover-Marcuse who invented "intersectionality" as an activism tool before it was taken over by the academy; the revolutionary poetic voice of Judy Grahn; and the writing of Denise Thompson and her choice to define feminism.)

    Archive 2010-06-01

  • Growing up where I did also means that I have not a lot of patience for creative interpretation of terms that Black women feminists and womanists developed, like 'intersectionality', that ignore how even people in the communities where these terms came from had massive disagreements on theory, practice, activism, and how to actually create social change.


  • Sometimes it's hard to parse the reason because all these issues fall under an "intersectionality" of interests.

    Farai Chideya: Can Howard Kurtz See Race (if It's White)?

  • There needs to be a deeper understanding of feminist ideologies such as intersectionality and why we challenge traditional gender roles.

    A Feminist Review of Parenting Literature

  • In addition, it is important to recognize the feature of "intersectionality" that characterizes social identities: the ways in which one's identity involves a crossing of different grounds of identity and affinity.

    Components of one's "social identity"


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