Intersectional Feminism

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The concept of intersectionality comes from black activist movements and was particularly coined by the lawyer Kimberlé Crenshaw. The term describes how different forms of discrimination and inequality interact, reinforce each other and create a new type of discrimination. The approach makes it clear that social categories such as race, gender, sexual identities, abilities and social classes do not occur in isolation from one another, but rather overlap and interweave. The name “intersectionality” is derived from the English term “intersection”: overlap, intersection or intersection.

Intersectional feminism is committed to looking at the complex realities of people's lives and the effects of multiple discriminations and privileges and to placing the concerns of marginalized groups at the center of feminist solidarity.


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Recent contributions

„Reach Everyone on the Planet…“ Kimberlé Crenshaw and Intersectionality


Intersectionality and refugee women

This study critically examines some of the gendered and racialized notions about migrants embedded in and institutionalized through the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum, by engaging with the definitory and conceptual unclarities as to who the Pact defines as “especially vulnerable groups” and according to which criteria, making a relevant contribution to ongoing debates with regard to the EU’s future migration and border politics.
Cover of the publication: MANY WORLDS MANY NETS MANY VISIONS

Many Worlds, Many Nets, Many Visions

The collection makes space for voiced that are marginalized and largly invisible in the internet. The authors look at discrimination and hierarchical structures in the internet and make suggestions for a more emancipated and antidiscriminatory approach.
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