I will try to explain intersectionality. First of all you need to know what intersectionality is. Intersectionality is a theoretical framework which explains violence or discrimination against humans. Now I will give you an example and then try to connect it to intersectionality. I will use an example of spider web to explain this theory. This example will give you some idea about intersectionality. Think about a spider web. A Point in the centre and all threads connected to each other. If we remove one thread from the spider web, it will fall apart. Now consider yourself. You have some identities and these identities are connected just like spider web and we cannot remove any identity from you. If we remove any identity from you, then you will not be the same person. Age, religion, color, race, gender, language and so many others are all identities of a person. Keep in mind that some of these identities don’t stay constant for example age. Age changes with the time and create some advantages and disadvantages. Everybody has a different set of identities and the set of these identities can be used against you. The combination of these identities can create problems, inequality and discrimination. We try to analyze, what kind combination of identities can create what kind of problems with the help of intersectionality. For example if you are a young black women then you might have faced discrimination in different way than an old black women. You will not be treated the same way as some other lady with different set of identities. Age, religion, color, race, gender, language, social class and national divisions create a spider web of inequality. From this spider web anything can be used against you for the basis of discrimination. One can be discriminated in different ways and in various contexts. Now I can say that “Intersectionality provide us a lens which is able to look at the ways of discrimination in various contexts and Intersectionality theory also
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The definition of intersectionality states that it is the social theory suggesting various socially and culturally constructed categories of discrimination interact on multiple and often simultaneous levels, contributing to systematic social inequality.
Intersectionality holds that the classical models of oppression within society, such as those based on race/ethnicity, gender, religion, nationality….
It is important to reflect upon how gender roles and expectations have changed in accordance to other issues such as age, social background/class, race and disability, this is called intersectionality. Intersectionality is a term coined by Kimberle Crenshaw (1989), an American professor and noted that feminist theory focused on white, middle-class females and it disregarded different groups of women who have different ‘layers’ of life to contend with. A modern example how this issue has changed….
and an image of status are such inferences that advisements take into consideration. Forming their idea, companies might use intersectionality by using gender roles, racial practices, and religion to connect the audience with the ad for future profit. A very current and controversial advertisement by Pepsi is just one example that uses multiple aspects of intersectionality to appeal to their audience.
The commercials central idea focuses on standing out, but with, the crowd by “living bold”. The….
The topic of intersectionality was discussed in our daily interactions during our week 5 discussion. The term intersectionality was actually first coined in 1989 by black legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw within her essay Black legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the term “intersectionality” in her profound essay, “Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics.” Instersectionality is a sociological….
you can never been 100% knowledgeable about because it is forever growing and changing with new people experiences every day.
I liked that Alaina used the sentence, "Intersectionality was a lived reality before it became a term." I think this is so important to recognize. Racism and sexism and all of its possible intersectionalities have been happening for years and was mostly ignored for a very long time.
Tiffany, the sentence you used was, "One study of hiring processes found, “Employers sought….
and theories of Intersectionality began to emerge and come into the spotlight. Intersectionality is used to describe the connection between different social constructs, individual and relational ideologies, and structural aspects that contribute to oppression (Ramsay, 2014, p. 1771). Intersectionality is used to assess the relationship or intersection between various characteristics of a person such as race, class, and gender (Josephson, 2002, p. 86). Researchers use Intersectionality theory widely….
Intersectionality is the study of interactions between specific groups that faces discrimination. For example, social practice within race and class are used to show the bias within the sytem.According to Kimberle Crenshaw (2009), suggests that intersectionality is a group that uses forms of bias to shape specific groups by how they experience bias. Also, it analyzes social problems by shaping intervention in order to promote advocacy. The forms of bias that people face are based on prejudice acts….
Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality
WGST 304/SOCY 304/ POLI 305/AFRO 398R
Meeting Times: TTH 9:30-10:45AM
Location: Currell College 203
Instructor: Dr. Sharon Lee White
Phone: 777-4007(Please leave message)
Office Hours: By appointment only
This multidisciplinary course is designed to explore historical and contemporary aspects of race, social class, gender, and sexuality. Focusing on the intersection….
Reflection on Intersectionality Lab
In this lab I learned a lot about myself and my classmates. For example, I learned that I was more privileged than I thought I was. Before this class I thought the privieged were only the wealthy. In this class I learned that privilege can be measured by a variety of things. I learned that many things that you do not think of privileges are privileges and people in other countries do not have these privileges. I learned I took these privileges for granted. In….
from perfect, and this is where the term intersectionality emerges.
Intersectionality is a term that was first founded by American professor Kimbrle Creshnaw in 1989. According to Oxford Dictionaries, intersectionality is “The interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage”. Intersectionality recognizes that a black feminist can….