Kimberlé Crenshaw Discusses 'Intersectional Feminism'
Intersectionality recognises that individuals hold multiple social identities simultaneously. These identities can include, but are not limited to race, gender, class, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, disability, and more.The concept emphasises that various forms of oppression (such as racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, ableism, etc.) are interconnected and cannot be understood in isolation. These systems of oppression reinforce and compound each other. The practice of saying the names of individuals who have been victims of violence has gained prominence as a form of social activism and remembrance. It is often associated with movements like #SayHerName, which aims to raise awareness about the often-overlooked experiences of Black women who are victims of police violence.Saying the names of victims brings visibility to their stories, humanising them and recognizsng their individuality rather than reducing them to statistics.