Article Reflection: Feminist Intersectional Theorizing

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Article Reflection: Feminist Intersectional Theorizing

Intersectionality is known to be one of the prominent social theories in feminism. This theory explores the factors that represent one’s identity. The purpose of this article is to explain the theorizing on race, class, and gender by Canadian feminist. Intersectionality portrays how women experiences are interconnected. The article “Feminist Intersectional Theorizing” written by Daiva K. Stasiulis, mainly talks about the intersectional theorizing of different factors that woman in Canada encounter. The vocalization of gender and class had a breakthrough in 1970s and 1980s. Along with racism, sexism and class is a source that is primary for oppression. This article looks at men and women’s social reality and the dynamics of their social, cultural and economic context. Intersectional theorizing examines the interconnecting and interlocking causes of oppression. Along with this even the Anti- racist theorists came up with an analytical case based on planning race that takes place the center position in intersectional theorizing. The author argues in search of how social factors such as; race class and gender are all interconnected and interlocking (Stasiulis, 26). In Canadian society race, class and gender play a significant role in social relation and discrimination. In the article, we can see that race; gender and class are interlocking and interconnected structures of oppression. There is much evidence that support this argument. For example, in the article is talks about a Brahmin dark-skinned women whose been travelling from London to Calcutta. According to her class she is privileged, she is discriminated due to her gender and as her race she is deprived (Stasiulis, 41). Discrimination is not a straightforward process. The woman is Brahmin; therefore she is at the very top of the Hindu caste system. However since she’s a woman, a man of a lower caste may have more power because in her society, men...
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