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It does not mean that I support domestic violence as she then accused me of doing.It means that I, like the majority of black women, don’t support racism.Intersectional feminism recognises that certain groups of people have multi-layered facets in life that they have to deal with, such as racism and sexism - as this photography project from Kiyun showed last year The view that women experience oppression in varying configurations and in varying degrees of intensity.Cultural patterns of oppression are not only interrelated, but are bound together and influenced by the intersectional systems of society.For example, I have heard mainstream feminists that are trying to ban the veil despite resistance from Muslim women say that they don’t know their own minds, and wanting to wear the veil is just the result of indoctrination. As we saw in heated radio discussions at the end of last year, it's easy to get bogged down in words, and he-said-she-said style conversations about what this means and what that means.Intersectionality is still a relatively new term for the masses - and yet its message is one that surely any feminist can relate to: start listening to and including various groups of women, and their multi-layered facets and experiences of life, and respect them, in the overall debate.Examples of this include race, gender, class, ability, and ethnicity.” In other words, certain groups of women have multi-layered facets in life that they have to deal with. For example, I am a black woman and as a result I face both racism and sexism as I navigate around everyday life.Even though the concept of intersectionality in feminism has been around for decades, it only seems to have made it into mainstream debate in the past year or so.
There is the mistaken belief that the only 'privilege' that you can have relates to skin colour. You can be privileged because of your class, educational background, religious background, the fact that you’re able bodied or cis-gendered.And yet still so many people are confused by what it means, or what it stands for.It doesn't help that the message surrounding intersectional feminism has been somewhat confused in recent months.pushed into the mainstream angers white feminists who refuse to acknowledge that they benefit from a white supremacist hetero-normative patriarchal system." See this quote from famous black feminist and womanist Alice Walker, who said: “Part of the problem with Western feminists, I find, is that they take after their brothers and their fathers.And that’s a real problem.” I remember having a discussion with a Muslim lady who said to me: “I hate feminism.