Definitions

This will be definitions to promote a more inclusive understanding of these pages- I will be updating slowly over time.

These are all going to be working definitions that I will enhance and correct as I continue to learn.

Intersectional Feminism: The deconstructing and making transparent, institutions that privilege some bodies and disadvantage others based on socially constructed ideals of what is good, natural or right.

Intersectionality: Exploring how a person’s identity is shaped by the meeting and overlapping of areas of privilege and marginalization. Intersectionality debunks the idea that oppression or privilege is a one-size fits all, allowing for others to look at their varying impact in the world around them based on their positionality on a multitude of identity formations. For instance, intersectionality would examine how disability functions differently depending on a person’s race, class, sex, gender, sexuality, etc.

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