“CBCF Perspectives” OPINION: Do Not Deny My Intersectionality

Written by:  Lindsay Richardson, @Lindsay_Rich

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The recent twitter uproar that featured popular artists Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj brought forth the disparities in new age or modern feminism. Often we see modern feminism rally around the ideas of equal wage, paid maternity leave, more female leadership or free nipples. While all important in their own right, we rarely get to see modern feminism come close to accepting the multiple oppressions that women of color face. Instead the intersectionality of a black woman, Hispanic woman, Asian woman, etc. is often denied or described as dividing the feminist movement. For instance, racially charged issues that affect women of color are often redirected by modern feminism to focus on patriarchy and the injustices of a phallocentric world.

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