Thursday, May 25, 2017

"Has Expanded Well Beyond That Narrow Legal Description"

"For Crenshaw, the ascendancy of the term is a mixed blessing. She believes that intersectionality has led to genuine social progress, like the 'Say Her Name' movement, which draws attention to black women who are killed by police officers, and whose deaths tend to be downplayed if not ignored. And yet she also finds herself dodging criticism from both drive-by firebrands and quarrelsome scholars. 'Do I feel gratified having to defend it? Not really,' she says. 'But it's a lot better than had the term died in 1990.'"

Tom Bartlett at The Chronicle of Higher Education talks with Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw about her term "intersectionality."

And Helen Pluckrose at Areo writes "Why I No Longer Identify as a Feminist."

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