Sexual Harassment in Philosophy, Disability, and the Dream of a Common Language: A Response to Dowell and Sobel

Added by Pathway To Justice Team on Sep 16th 2020

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Most mainstream philosophers and many white feminist philosophers probably don’t know that Kimberlé Crenshaw introduced and developed her idea of intersectionality in writing on women of colour and violence. In “Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color,” for example, Crenshaw argues that feminist work on domestic and sexual violence that does not account for both sexism and racism and how these relations of power interact and reinforce each other in the context of this violence fails to recognize and identify the distinct ways that women of colour are victimized, enabling the perpetuation of violence against these women, expanding the scope of the combination of sexism and racism, and complicating the relations between these forms of power.

Written by Shelley Tremain on 9 Sept 2019

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