New Philosophy

Feminist Philosophy

What is the problem caused by intersectionality?

The result of all the intersectionalities has been a widely accepted equation that race class = gender, resulting in a multiplicity of women’s genders that prevents the possibility of women working together or even identifying in the same way. And the result of that is an unspecified number of feminisms. Once different women’s genders are recognized, it can be very difficult for them to reunite as women. For example in their essay “Have We Got a Theory for You!” (1998), María C. Lugones and Elisabeth V. Spelman use a dialogue to show how some differences in Angla and Latina cultural experience simply cannot be translated into each other’s framework of understanding.


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