"Moreover, privileging attention to abortion rights over other reproductive justice issues — such as forced sterilization — can be seen to elevate a middle-class white women’ agenda over other issues that are equally if not more important to poor women and women of color."In the current political climate, some say the time is right to embrace intersectionality."Intersectional feminism is especially important right now as we face a situation in which many women are confronting multiple forms of vulnerability," Williams said.
President Barack Obama has resisted ordering US military action in Syria for three years, even after a deadly chemical weapons attack a year ago near Damascus he blamed on President Bashar al-Assad’s government.
“But any effort to combat terrorism should be co-ordinated with the Syrian government.” Mr Moallem appeared keenly aware of how much has changed in the past year as he spoke on Monday.
Since then, global disapproval has shifted away from Assad and toward the Islamic extremists who are fighting him.
The concept was given a name in 1989, when Kimberlé Crenshaw, a law professor at UCLA and Columbia and a leading thinker on race theory, wrote a seminal paper on the topic. Intersectional feminism means not focusing solely on breaking the glass ceiling in corporate America, for instance, but in raising the minimum wage, as nearly two-thirds of minimum-wage workers in the U. are women, according to the National Women's Law Center.
Today, the term makes some people uncomfortable in part because it suggests that white women recognize their privilege and examine the ways in which that privilege can make other women invisible within the feminist movement."White women do not want to jeopardize their power or their interests, so now they need to ask what they will do differently to help other women," said Ruth Enid Zambrana, director of the Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity at the University of Maryland and the interim director of the university's U. A woman joins hundreds of low-wage and minimum-wage workers and activists demonstrating outside the Los Angeles International Airport on Nov.
Now its leaders include Tamika Mallory, an African-American civil rights activist and former director of the National Action Network; Linda Sarsour, a Muslim who heads the Arab American Association of New York; and Carmen Perez, a Latina activist who directs Harry Belafonte’s Gathering for Justice.