Is feminism intersectional?

“My feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit,” Flavia Dzodan wrote in an essay pointing out that white feminism can fall into a terrible tendency of being à la carte — that “feminists” will champion equality as it suits them, and ignore things like racial inequality or LGBT discrimination. Dzodan’s words dovetail with a major criticism of feminism today — that white women who call themselves feminists tend to pay attention only to issues that pertain to them.

This idea came to life in the Meryl Streep T-shirt controversy. The fact that Streep didn’t seem to recognize how her shirt could be interpreted is, to some people, confirmation that feminism still isn’t intersectional.”

From Vox’s, “Meryl Streep’s ‘slave’ t-shirt outrage explained”.

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