What is feminist intersectionality?

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What is feminist intersectionality?

It may have recently become a buzzword, but the feminist concept of “intersectionality” has a long history — it became popularized in academic and activist spheres in the late 1980s in the U.S.

For an informative and emotionally moving account from the legal scholar-activist most associated with the term, Kimberlé Crenshaw, watch her 18-minute video from 2016.

If you want a more informal explanation, check out this video from March 2017 by Inclusant’s own anupama jain. Many people in the Pittsburgh area have been asking for context and she has been giving regular talks for diverse audiences, based on almost 20 years of teaching and research on the subject.

These are the documents to which anu is referring during this talk at The Global Switchboard. They were prepared for an Inclusant event for Inclusive Innovation Week in Pittsburgh.

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